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Thought Leaders Archive

November 24, 2009

Fernando Flores Wants to Make You an Offer

Having moved from political prisoner to cognitive scientist to Chilean senator, this uncompromising philosopher of communication is now educating business leaders for the world of social media.
November 24, 2009

The Thought Leader Interview: Gretchen Daily

A leading proponent of natural capital valuation says we can build long-term prosperity by assigning prices to the ecosystems next door.
November 9, 2009

On Peter Drucker’s Centennial

Why the impact of this preeminent, farsighted management writer is still so difficult to gauge.
August 27, 2009

The Thought Leader Interview: Tim Brown

The CEO of Silicon Valley–based design firm IDEO contends that elegant, customer-centric design stems from a simple set of thinking practices.
July 21, 2009

Leading Out of the Downturn

The most important task for corporate leaders, says consultant and author Steve Zaffron, is to reorient the minds of their employees toward a positive vision of the future.
July 7, 2009

Energy Policy by the Numbers

A Cambridge scientist says it will take better arithmetic and less passion to replace fossil fuels by 2050.
June 23, 2009

A “Hands-on” Approach to Surviving the Recession

Noble Group CEO Richard Elman discusses risk, opportunity, and his growth strategy for the commodities business.
June 16, 2009

Can the U.S. Learn to Love Renewables?

The CEO of Applied Materials offers a road map for the adoption of solar energy technologies in the United States.
May 26, 2009

Esther Dyson: The Thought Leader Interview

A long-standing champion of high-tech innovation foresees a fundamental shift toward more transparent institutions and a more relationship-driven economy.
May 26, 2009

Dov Frohman Leads the Hard Way

The management author and former CEO of Intel Israel on the need to do the unexpected and attempt the impossible.
May 19, 2009

How LexisNexis Is Winning on the Web

CEO Andrew Prozes on why his company needed to transform itself to survive in the highly competitive online data and content marketplace.
May 5, 2009

For Indian Companies, It’s Globalization as Usual

Nirmalya Kumar, a professor of marketing at the London Business School, argues in a new book that although the world economic crisis may have taken the bite out of some Indian companies, most will adapt and emerge globally.
March 31, 2009

Beyond 3G

Mobile phone operators are turning to LTE as the fourth-generation technology to provide inexpensive wireless broadband access for cost-conscious consumers and businesses.
February 24, 2009

William Haseltine: The Thought Leader Interview

A molecular biologist and entrepreneur sees green as the next wave of the genomic revolution.
February 17, 2009

Paradox of Capitalism

Economist Robert Reich believes that the excesses of capitalism have produced a world order in which people feel good as consumers but suffer as citizens.
January 20, 2009

Get Out of the Silo

Marketing expert David Aaker argues that to succeed in today’s global arena, marketers must learn to appeal to consumers whose interests transcend individual products and regions.