Month: November 2016

Recent Read: Silicon Valley’s “Empathy Vacuum”

In case you missed it, check out Om Malik’s (founder of GigaOm and a partner at TrueVentures) New Yorker post on the lack of empathy in Silicon Valley.  Some excerpts: Silicon Valley’s biggest failing is not poor marketing of its products, or follow-through on promises, but, rather, the distinct lack of empathy for those whose

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EU (Finally) Moves Bankruptcy Laws Closer to the U.S. Model

This week saw the arrival of what could become a society-changing evolution in European law, with the proposal to (at last) modernize businuess bankruptcy models. The European Commission’s proposal would mark a dramatic change in the overwhelmingly negative landscape that entrepreneurs face when starting a business in Europe. As many people know, if a business goes bust in Europe today,

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Bending the Pipeline? A New Look at Executive Search and Gender Inequality

One of the issues that the recent election highlighted was the “glass ceiling” that women face as they come closest to the highest levels of organizational power. At the same time they considered the possibility of the first female president, many female executives were drawing parallels to their own careers. Indeed, it’s hard to have a discussion with a female

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Author Interview: Peter W. Singer on the Weaponization of Social Media

This week we had the good fortune to interview Peter W. Singer to discuss his recent Atlantic article: “War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world.” A excerpt from the article: Even the ranking and targeting of enemies has begun to change. Take the case of Junaid Hussain. A British Muslim

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On the Meaning of Our Democracy: Post-Election Thoughts From Alexis de Tocqueville

This has certainly been an interesting week for all Americans.  As I reflect over the decision we as a country made on Tuesday, I am drawn back to the great observer of American life and politics, Alexis de Toqueville. His great work, Democracy in America, both explains what we saw and sheds light on our future. Below are some

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Author Interview: Will Globalization Go Into Reverse?

This week we interview Prof. Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley about his article in Prospect: Will globalisation go into reverse? In his piece, Prof. Eichengreen provides a thorough overview of two distinct views of globalization and questions the common view that globalization is in reverse: Globalisation, these observations all suggest, has been a process of progressively deeper integration.

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