The Case for Adding Darwin to Behavioral Economics

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As Darwin understood clearly, our fate depends not only on our own decisions and capabilities but also on those of rivals and partners. Following my first sabbatical—a two-year stint as a federal bureaucrat in Washington, DC—I resumed…

The Case for a Time-Affluent Workplace Culture

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"Feeling time-poor," researchers say, "can adversely affect subjective well-being, mental health, work performance, creativity, and relationship quality.” Not long ago, NPR spoke with the descendants of the eminent economist John Maynard…

Overcoming Our Ethical Blindspots: A Conversation with Ann Tenbrunsel

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In this episode of the Leading Transformational Change podcast, host Tobias Sturesson speaks with Ethical Systems collaborator Ann Tenbrunsel about the pitfalls in corporate culture that make it easier to behave less ethically. They…

The Future of Business Ethics: A Conversation with Linda Trevino

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In this episode of the Business Integrity School podcast, host Cindy Moehring speaks with Ethical Systems collaborator Linda Trevino about the future of business ethics. Linda Trevino is Distinguished Professor of Organizational…

Bring on the Circular Economy: A Conversation with Jessica Long

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Listen to "#22 - Bring on the Circular Economy: A Conversation with Jessica Long" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jessica Long about the global imperative to eliminate waste in the economy, and…

Do Honesty Pledges Work?

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Honesty pledges often sound like a good idea, but whether they are in any given situation depends on various factors. Just ask Jim Comey. In a recent paper, Eyal Pe’er, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Yuval…

How This CEO Grew His Luxury Brand During a Pandemic

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Ian Bentley, Parker Clay's CEO, says, "Our brand tagline, ‘We Go Together,’ comes from the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'" Beleaguered leaders are grasping for ways to keep…

How to Fight Online Disinformation in the Wake of a Bitter Election

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Unless the platforms adjust their fundamental approach to disinformation, this trend will escalate and come to dominate political discourse to the detriment of all of our societies. Since last week’s election was called in favor of President-elect…

On Climate, Finance, and Policy in the US: A Conversation with Bob Litterman

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Listen to "#21 - On Climate, Finance, and Policy in the US: A Conversation with Bob Litterman" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Bob Litterman. We discuss Bob's trajectory from risk-pricing guru…

A Buddhist Philosopher’s Antidote to Modern Nihilism

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To care deeply, as Socrates shows us in Plato’s Apology, is to be willing to die for what is truly worth caring about. In mid-September 2020 as I write, massive wildfires are burning throughout Washington, Oregon, and California, and climate-change…