Tag Archive for: COVID-19

Compliance Officers as “Ministers for the Future”

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…

How to Short-Circuit Short-Term Thinking

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. 

How Shopify’s Support Team Puts Trust at Its Core

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With trust at the core, organizations can replace the external stick with a far-reaching sense of purpose and achieve a more lasting commitment. As many organizations stick to remote work or hybrid models, questions about what type of organizational…

Question the “Lab Leak” Theory. But Don’t Call It a Conspiracy

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, labels get in the way of facts and make the truth that much harder to find. A warning: This article will not tell you whether SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a lab and set off the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Remote Work and the Strategic Advantage of Culture

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q22cclehDjY In this virtual event, hosted by the New York Fed in July, Alison Taylor joined other panelists to discuss, among other things, how norms are transmitted in various work environments, and the…

Dan Ariely and the Science of Human Capital

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In this episode of the Capital Allocators podcast, host Ted Seides speaks with Ethical Systems collaborator Dan Ariely about his ongoing work quantifying human capital—how employees' motivation and feelings about their companies,…

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…

The African Perspective: A Conversation with Uzodinma Iweala

Listen to "Episode 19 - Dr. Uzodinma Iweala" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Uzodinma Iweala about how race, culture, and class have shaped the COVID-19 crisis and life, in Africa as well…

Why Do People Become Whistleblowers?

Listening to one of our latest episodes on Breaking the Fever—our podcast in partnership with Preventable Surprises—I was struck by the acuity of one remark in particular. It was about the mind of a whistleblower, the motivations and…