Category: Business

Diversity In the C-Suite Is All About the Economics of Inclusion

In recent months I’ve had the good fortune to speak with several authors and thinkers working in the Diversity & Inclusion field, and all of them shared with me a genuine sense of frustration at the slow progress minorities and women have made into the C-suite.  In thinking about this issue, and reflecting back on

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FT: “Winners and losers in the sharing economy”

Good piece by Brooke Masters on FT about the strategic implications of the sharing economy. Some highlights: Streaming is at the forefront of a trend that threatens to upend a much wider range of industries. Technology-based groups are encouraging consumers to rethink their approach to everything from textbooks and party dresses to housing and transportation.

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HBR: “Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust”

Just read a good short post on strategy as hypothesis on HBR.com by Amy Edmondson and Paul Verdin. Some highlights:   An alternative perspective on strategy and execution — one that we argue is more in tune with the nature of value creation in a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) — conceives of

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Wharton: “Why Corrupt Executives Are Rarely Prosecuted”

Don’t miss a great Knowledge@Wharton interview with Jesse Eisinger on his new book, The Chickenshit Club. Some highlights: Jesse Eisinger: The Justice Department has lost the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. They focus on settlements with corporations for money, and I think this undermines justice in America. Knowledge@Wharton: They lost the will. That’s

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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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The FT’s Encyclopedia the Corporate-Speak Should Be Required Reading For Every Executive

People who don’t read London’s Financial Times regularly may think of it as a stodgy British newspaper with about as much humor as a Beefeater on a bad day. However, the FT has moments where a bit of classic British humor does come out, and the best example is the new Guffipedia, which is curated by the FT’s management columnist, Lucy Kellaway. For

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Recent Read: “Psychoanalytic Listening” by Salman Akhtar, M.D.

Most people, at one point or another in their careers, will read a book on communication. As a former management consultant, I certainly received my share of advice on how to talk, present, dialogue, and in general convey information and opinions to others. What’s more, though I was often advised to “listen to the client,”

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The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status Makes No Sense

Editor’s Note: I was recently a panelist in a discussion on the NFL League Office’s tax empt status. This is the piece on the panel by Fred Stokeld that was published in Tax News. November 6, 2014 Sports Leagues Don’t Need Tax Breaks, Panelists Say Fred Stokeld   Giving tax breaks and other financial help to sports leagues like the

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