The Zelensky Method of Warding Off Bullies

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Over the past few weeks, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has gone from being someone the world hardly knew to an individual whose heroism and leadership people from around the globe are heralding. It’s no secret why this…

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…

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…

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.…

The Problem with Risk Assessments

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Like most rituals in health and safety, John Soria's story shows us that risk assessments have become meaningless and misaligned with their purpose. Five years ago, two safety inspectors boarded a ship docked for repairs in Shanghai. It…

Fear and Frustration Are Taking Over the World

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https://youtu.be/wlmtuKCWG7s?t=96 In this conversation hosted by the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, historian Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Jonathan Haidt about our most pressing challenges in an accelerating, tech-driven…

The Status Game Doesn’t Have to Be Zero-Sum

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“Prestige,” Will Storr writes in The Status Game, “is our most marvelous craving.” Do you ever get a niggling feeling that other people are doing better than you? Don’t worry, we all do. And rest assured, social comparison isn’t…