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  • Business people run their work to determine mission and reach the goal

    A goal isn’t a mission

    by Theodore Kinni
    A heated argument recorded in the White House in 1962 offers a cautionary lesson in mission-setting for leaders today.
  • Bottles of pharmacy ingredients sit on a shelf

    “Like mountain air in the veins”

    by Daniel Akst
    H.G. Wells’s 1908 satire, Tono-Bungay, about a fictional health tonic, provides valuable insights into the entrepreneurial mind and spirit.
  • Close-up of a human hand with water flowing into a small plant

    Financing the fight against climate change

    Episode 12 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest Group, and Andrew McDowell, Strategy& partner with PwC Luxembourg, discussing ways to fund the low-carbon transition.
  • An overhead view of businesspeople walking in a single line across a world map

    The role of business in a world on the move

    Episode 11 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Parag Khanna, author and entrepreneur, and Dion Shango, PwC’s territory senior partner for Africa Central and Southern Africa, discussing the implications of an increasingly mobile world.
  • A businessman jumps past a gap in a broken staircase to reach his target.

    How to fill the looming skills gap

    Episode 10 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Nadi Albino, from Generation Unlimited, and Chaitali Mukherjee, the people and organization lead partner with PwC India.
  • A woman operates a digital interface

    Keeping ahead of technology

    Episode 9 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Azeem Azhar, founder of the tech analysis platform Exponential View, and Annie Veillet, national data and advanced analytics lead partner with PwC Canada.
  • A soccer ball sits on a grass field in a stadium

    Data and decisions in soccer

    by Ben Lyttleton
    The beautiful game is in a race for off-the-field talent that can deliver a competitive edge through big data.
  • A portrait of a businesswoman with her hands on her hips and her team in the background

    What workers want now

    Episode 8 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Standard Chartered’s group head of human resources, Tanuj Kapilashrami, and the joint global leader for PwC’s people and organization practice, Pete Brown, on changing workforce expectations.
  • Business meeting with 6 diverse people sitting around a table discussing a topic

    In search of clarity

    by Theodore Kinni
    How a clearness committee can offer leaders valuable insights into their toughest decisions. 
  • Businessman looking at tax charged price tax on smoke from factory chimney

    Carbon taxes and the green transition

    Episode 7 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Danae Kyriakopoulou, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Ian Milborrow, a sustainability and climate-change partner with PwC UK.
  • Diverse business people having meeting in office

    Why stakeholder capitalism has taken the spotlight

    Episode 6 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Alison Taylor, the director of Ethical Systems at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and Richard Oldfield, PwC’s global markets leader, on navigating a wider set of expectations.
  • Mature businesswoman talking to her colleagues while examining chart on a meeting in the office

    Corporate reporting as an agent of change

    Episode 5 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Emmanuel Faber, chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board; Eelco van der Enden, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative; and Nadja Picard, PwC’s global reporting leader.
  • A cropped image shows the hands of two people holding smartphones, which they use to transfer funds between them

    Finding real value on the blockchain

    In Episode 4 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast, Sheila Bair, former chair of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Vicki Huff Eckert, a retired PwC US partner and former vice chair for PwC’s US technology, media, and telecommunications sector, discuss cryptocurrency’s fast-approaching future.
  • Photograph of the hands of three people holding phones

    Turn your meetings into jam sessions

    by Pia Lauritzen
    Opening meetings with free-form questions that participants can answer on their phones or laptops can ignite people’s curiosity and boost engagement.
  • Polar bear on melting ice in Canada

    Retooling crisis management for today’s disasters

    In Episode 3 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast, Craig Fugate, former head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and PwC UK’s Bobbie Ramsden-Knowles discuss how businesses can prepare for climate change, ransomware attacks, and other high-impact events.
  • A photograph of a young woman gazing into her smartphone on a city street.

    Solving the puzzle of data protection

    In the debut episode of s+b’s Take on Tomorrow podcast, Apple’s chief privacy officer and PwC’s head of cybersecurity discuss the challenges leaders face in dealing with the clashing demands surrounding personal data.
  • Photograph of a man in profile sitting at his desk, looking at his computer screen with his hand on his chin

    In defense of “quiet working”

    by Adam Bryant
    It’s certainly not as catchy as “quiet quitting,” the buzz phrase of recent months. But not everyone is disengaged from their jobs.
  • A portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli

    The other Machiavelli

    by Daniel Akst
    Finding lessons for leaders in a lesser-known work by the Florentine political philosopher.
  • A woman’s crossed legs show a sneaker on one foot and a dress shoe on the other

    The new work–life balance

    by Adam Bryant
    The phrase seems increasingly outdated, given how much our work and our lives are now intertwined. It’s time for a new framework.
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