How Corporations Should Respond to Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

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As Vladimir Putin’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine threatens to tear down that international system, global companies have a lot to lose—and need to act.  Since the end of World War II, thousands of Western-based companies have benefited…

Banning Russia from World Events Will Help to Alienate Putin

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While political coalitions (the EU, NATO) squeeze Russia’s economy, powerful multinational organizations (Ikea, Apple, Exxon) and an entire global sports industry can land powerful blows. A world fair is currently being held in Dubai,…

Should Government Do More to Curb Social Media Harm?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4AAST_AdSg In this debate hosted by the Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by Reason magazine, Jonathan Haidt argues with Robby Soave over whether platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…

To Become a Purpose-Driven Leader, Cultivate These Skills Now

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Go first and make it easier for others to find the courage to join you. As you demonstrate your moral leadership to do what’s right, you’ll inspire others to do so.  In recent decades, the business world has thankfully served up a…

Compliance Officers as “Ministers for the Future”

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In The Ministry for the Future, science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson draws a truly harrowing picture of the cataclysmic harm that climate change could inflict on our planet in the not-so-distant future. His tale is also about…

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Offers a Moment for the U.S. to Rebuild Bipartisanship

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The invasion of Ukraine is the most blatant threat to shared international commitments in the last 75 years. Thirty-five years ago, when Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear…

How to Short-Circuit Short-Term Thinking

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Human behavior is fueling major social dilemmas—from climate change to the Covid pandemic to the spread of misinformation. But that means it’s also the solution, if only we can harness psychology for the common good. The world is facing…

Yesterday I Was Levi’s Brand President. I Quit So I Could Be Free.

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When I traveled to Moscow in 1986, I brought 10 pairs of Levi’s 501s in my bag. I was a 17-year-old gymnast, the reigning national champion, and I was going to the Soviet Union to compete in the Goodwill Games, a rogue Olympics-level competition orchestrated by CNN founder Ted Turner while the Soviet Union and the United States were boycotting each other. 

Does Tesla Deserve to Be Treated as an ESG Champion?

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If ESG investing is to fulfill its promise of encouraging better corporate behavior, it needs a better “S” framework. In January, Tesla, a company with a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion, announced “breakthrough” 2021…

The Important Job of Making What You Know Clear and Accessible

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Knowledge management activities have a symbiotic relationship with an organization’s culture. Perhaps the signature trait of our species isn’t the smarts any one person might possess, but the knowledge we can collectively accumulate.…