• “Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
    “Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”

    The doyenne of leadership experts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, on the importance of advanced leadership in times of crisis, more diversity at the executive level, and the need to reinvent institutions.

  • “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”
    “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”

    The mainstream economics notion that unfettered growth accompanied by greater consumption and productivity benefits society is false, argues Rob Dietz, Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute. In an interview with getAbstract, he shares his…

  • “If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”
    “If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”

    Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran on subtle acts of exclusion, how to recognize them, how to avoid them and how to deal with them proactively – on both sides of a conversation.

  • “Education Ministries Across Latin America Have Been Quite Creative.”
    Lima city at lockdown on coronavirus pandemic in 2020 / Photo: Christian Vinces / getty
    “Education Ministries Across Latin America Have Been Quite Creative.”

    Learning loss, especially among the world's poor, is a major concern following months of school lockdowns. Yet new teaching tools and digital initiatives rolled out during the pandemic could benefit the cause of improving literacy…

  • “Our Level of Knowledge About China Is Not Sufficient”
    “Our Level of Knowledge About China Is Not Sufficient”

    China is systematically trying to expand its influence in the world. China expert Mareike Ohlberg – co-author of Hidden Hand – Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World – speaks of infiltration.…

  • The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
    Paolo Gallo
    The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

    The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo…

  • “It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”
    Brian Solis, photo by Stuart Tracte
    “It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”

    Has COVID-19-induced physical distancing made our unhealthy relationship with technology worse? Not necessarily, argues digital anthropologist and author Brian Solis. But the time has come for consumers to start demanding for technology that will help…

  • “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…

  • “When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”
    Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth
    “When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”

    Computer scientists Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth research how computer programs can affect our lives. Even when written without malice, algorithms have the potential to treat people unfairly or violate their privacy. How do you…

  • “That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”
    “That Normal Does Not Exist Anymore.”

    As the world strategizes on what the “New Normal” should look like, Vlatka Hlupic argues that humane, social-minded companies will survive in the post-pandemic world. How can we become part of a company that is…