Category: Society

The W: A Weekly Reading List

In this week’s edition…why Millennials have so many credit cards…China’s black holes…the ugliness of the Internet…college basketball goes middle class…the history and art of manhole covers…and more. Have a great […]

Vox: Why do Female Chess Players Lose More to Men?

Just read an interesting recap of a study that looked at why top women chess players tend to lose more to men than women. An excerpt: It is important to […]

Orwell’s Past is China’s Future — and Maybe Ours

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984   Tucked among all the news stories lat month was a remarkable series of articles in the […]

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: […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Recent Read: “The Longevity Gap”

In case you missed it, check out this interesting piece by Linda Marza on Aeon about rising longevity inequality: The life expectancy gap between the affluent and the poor and working class […]

“Only Humans Need Apply”: A Stimulating Look Into the Future of Work

Over the course of 2016, one of the most interesting debates I have been having with World 50 members and outside experts has been about the speed and impact of automation on our workplace […]

Brexiters’ Remorse and the Complex Logic of Failure

“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”  — Sophocles One of the more fascinating Brexit phenomenon I have been following is the petition to re-hold the stay/leave vote, which is now approaching […]