Business, Culture, Management, Management Consulting

Corporate Personalities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I’m often asked to list my favorite books for business leaders. While my list is made up of mostly business books, there are a few titles that come from different disciplines. One such book is Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process by Dr. Nancy McWilliams. In this excellent book for psychiatrists, Dr. McWilliams presents […]

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Economics, Science, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: 22 March, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Brexit Borderlands The Irish Border by comparison has 208 official road crossings, mostly made up of country roads, along its 500km stretch. Some […]

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Culture, Education, Management, Society

The Myth of the Meritocracy (Part 2)

Last month I wrote a post about the way in which people from privileged backgrounds often receive tremendous advantages, which are invisible to the outside world. Little did I know that my argument was about to get a very public boost by a national cheating scandal that once again shows just how much the rich and powerful […]

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Business, Economics, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: March 15, 209

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Can Putin Fix Russia’s Sputtering Economy? The only other option for the Kremlin is to improve the business climate in ways that attract […]

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Education, Management

Recent Read: “The Future of Leadership Development”

The latest issue of Harvard Business Review has a strong piece by Mihnea Moldoveanu (Professor, Rotman School of Management) and Das Narayandas (Professor, Harvard Business School) on the future of leadership education. Their thorough analysis lays out the major forces driving a profound transformation in the way leadership (and indeed many other subjects) is taught in the […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Mar 9, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Worryingly Troubled Organisation: why the WTO is in serious peril The grim prospects of what trading with the EU on WTO terms alone […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: Mar 1, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Will Maduro’s Supporters Abandon Him? Most other officials disagreed with this assessment and blamed the opposition for its own failures. Not even the […]

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Economics, Science, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 22, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Swedbank Dirty Money Plot Thickens After CEO Analyst Call The development comes as a $230 billion scandal engulfing Danske continues to spread, with […]

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Economics, Society

Millenial Socialism Is Here

Last year, I wrote a post in which I noted some of the early observations that Millennials were increasingly tuning into socialist rhetoric and ideas. The blame for this phenomenon lies squarely with modern capitalism, I noted, and we should expect this trend to continue: “capitalists, and I count myself among them, need to get […]

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