• “In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”
    Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo / Photo by Bryce Vickmark/MIT/UPI/laif
    “In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”

    Nobel Laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee on the surprisingly commonsensical nature of economics, and how COVID-19 will affect the global fight against poverty and the quality of economic policy.

  • “Hello, How Are You?”
    You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
    “Hello, How Are You?”

    In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

  • “Do Not Pass Go and Do Not Collect $200!”
    Photo: Julian Hochgesang on Pexels
    “Do Not Pass Go and Do Not Collect $200!”

    What you can learn about economic policy from the book that inspired the most successful board game ever.

  • “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”
    “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”

    …and unfortunately, this also applies to the economic system the world largely adopted and is now relying on: capitalism. The world’s leading inequality scholar, Branko Milanović talks about global income disparities, resurgent ideologies and the…

  • “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
    Photo: Ivan Samkov on Pexels
    “Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

    With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

  • “How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
    “How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

    A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

  • Ain’t Nobody Here
    You want your employees to feel comfortable on their first day back in the office? Well, here, consider to go in with dumpsters, crowbars and chainsaws.
    Ain’t Nobody Here

    Currently, many offices are empty. This will soon change. Did your organization use the time to bring the place up to date? Did you, as a leader, realize long-cherished office dreams or at least make…

  • “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
    Jared Diamond, American historian and anthropologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and UCLA professor, playing piano in the living room of his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles; photo by Damon Casarez /Redux/laif
    “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”

    Jared Diamond, world-famous historian of societal crises and collapses, currently lives in self-imposed quarantine in California. When he’s not writing papers on the birds of New Guinea or playing Beethoven sonatas on the piano, he…

  • FOCUS: Climate Change
    Female lion walking in Savannah field in Nairobi national park, Kenya.
    FOCUS: Climate Change

    Perhaps this year, after all the attention garnered by climate strikes in 2019, will be the year of practicable proposals for climate solutions. The effects of lockdowns, such as hugely improved air quality in many…

  • “What Does a Healthy Life Look Like?”
    “What Does a Healthy Life Look Like?”

    Two cornerstones of a physically and mentally healthy life are healthy eating and exercise habits. In the current crisis, especially if you’re working from home, paying proper attention to them can be a struggle. Take…