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  • 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.
  • An autumn view of Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pa.

    The letter of the law

    by Daniel Akst
    The Comfort Letter, a well-wrought 1975 novel about a lawyer, an empire builder, and the debt offering they work on together, sheds light on the complex obligations of professionals to clients, one another, and the rest of us.
  • Colorful, stylized ribbons of sound emerge from a megaphone

    Beyond purpose statements

    by Adam Bryant
    Fuzzy claims to greater ambition are starting to feel like just another corporate fad. It’s time to replace them with impact statements.
  • A businesswoman looks at her shadow, which depicts her as a confident, caped superhero.

    A pose by any other name

    by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
    The initial findings that posture equaled power have been debunked, but body language can still play a part in your success.
  • Three businessmen in silhouette, standing in a lighted square in an otherwise dark grid

    Lessons in mismanagement

    by Daniel Akst
    The film Glengarry Glen Ross prepares us for hard times to come—and reminds managers how not to behave, no matter what’s ahead.
  • Woman in deep concentration at her desk at night

    What is your crisis quotient?

    by Adam Bryant
    A new metric can help identify potential leaders who have what it takes to thrive in times of disruption.
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