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June 30, 2015

Currency Events

Since its introduction in 2008, bitcoin has enjoyed a rapid and tumultuous rise. Is the digital currency built to last?
June 23, 2015

Are Marshall Goldsmith’s Triggers the Only Way to Change?

The world’s most eminent executive coach demonstrates the high level of discipline needed for sustainable leadership development.
June 16, 2015

Why Less Is More

In his new book, marketing guru Philip Kotler identifies debt-supported consumer spending as a flaw of capitalism — along with 13 other shortcomings.
June 9, 2015

A Snack Bar Aims to Change the World

KIND has sold a billion snack bars and clusters. Daniel Lubetzky, its founder and CEO, has bigger things in mind.
June 3, 2015

The Prescriptions of Dr. Sachs

The eminent — and controversial — economist offers a set of cures for the ills of global poverty. It’s not clear the medicine works.
May 26, 2015

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Addressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
May 11, 2015

The Mindful Manager

New York Times reporter David Gelles investigates the rising use of meditation in corporate America.
April 27, 2015

The Race Goes to the Bold

Thriving amid rapid change, authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler argue, requires a fearlessness that borders on hubris.
April 13, 2015

Dancing with Yourself

Negotiation guru William Ury argues that self-knowledge is a crucial tool for deal making.
April 6, 2015

Everyone Profits from the Return on Character

Veteran management guru Fred Kiel uses hard data to prove that soft factors like integrity, forgiveness, and compassion energize employees and customers — and deliver better returns.
April 1, 2015

The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008.
March 25, 2015

Hey, Leaders: Stop Thinking So Much and Just Do It

To reach your true leadership potential, writes INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra, push yourself outside your comfort zone.
March 2, 2015

Why Beanie Babies Boomed — Then Busted Badly

The 1990s mania surrounding plush toys tells us as much about irrational behavior as the coincident dot-com bubble.
February 23, 2015

What’s Wrong with the Internet?

Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything — mostly for the worse.
February 9, 2015

Creating Resilient Organizations

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, describes how to build the capacity to survive disastrous events.
February 9, 2015

What’s Your Relational Intelligence?

In Leading with Sense, Professor Valérie Gauthier defines leaders as genuine, generous, generative — even poetic.
February 2, 2015

An Iconic Brand, but at What Cost?

In Citizen Coke, Bartow Elmore serves up a snarky environmental history of Coca-Cola Company.
January 28, 2015

The Hard Work of Invention

Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, plumbs the history of digitization to get to the roots of successful innovation.
January 12, 2015

A Sprinter’s Guide to Project Management

Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
September 29, 2014

The Business of Coming Out at Work

Former BP CEO John Browne argues that self-disclosure is the right course for LGBT employees in The Glass Closet.
August 1, 2014

The Downside of Competition

In A Bigger Prize, former CEO Margaret Heffernan argues that the corporate world has an unhealthy obsession with winning.
August 1, 2014

Genius Is a Team Effort

Michael Schrage reviews two notable books by veteran Silicon Valley journalists that seek to explain collaborative charisma.