- Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki explains that whether we are dealing with business, politics, or personal matters, it’s possible — and advantageous — to train ourselves to be more empathic.
- August 19, 2020 by Theodore KinniEconomist Pavlina R. Tcherneva demolishes the idea that there is an optimal rate of unemployment and makes a timely case for a national job guarantee.
- November 25, 2019 by Deepali SrivastavaAmid alarming scarcity, some companies are going beyond incremental improvements to change how water is used and managed.
- Large companies are probably ready for the obvious effects of the impending shift away from LIBOR, but hazards could be lurking in unexpected places.
- October 11, 2019 by Adam KahaneWhether in the boardroom or the halls of government, we can achieve more peaceful and productive ways of working.
- October 8, 2019The first step to rebuilding trust is to be aware that change and complexity are constant and that everyone — customers, regulators, employees, and the general public — are potential stakeholders.
- The speed of technological change requires new thinking about how institutions and businesses deliver on trust.
- Cross-border deals face increased scrutiny, but understanding where regulators are coming from can help prevent trouble.
- August 8, 2019 by Matt PalmquistCorporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
- July 18, 2019 by Deepali SrivastavaBeing green isn’t the only reason for companies to get on board. Retailers, restaurants, and others that find ways to minimize food surpluses will reap financial rewards, too.
- April 10, 2019 by Deepali SrivastavaWith many governments launching UBI-style payments in response to COVID-19 job losses, ongoing UBI programs could become a reality. But first, policymakers and businesses will have to address fundamental implementation issues.
- Typical crisis planning focuses on specific potential shocks. But how do you prepare for an unforeseen “asymmetric” threat — one that comes out of nowhere, with no rule book to follow?
- June 19, 2018 by Deborah UngerIn recent years, a host of legal changes have afforded more protection for people who call out wrongdoing in their organizations.
- May 31, 2018 by Matt PalmquistEmployees often take a pay cut to participate in CSR programs, but many do so to gain career skills.
- May 21, 2018 by Art KleinerA conversation with Ian Bremmer about nationalism and populism, which will remain potent political forces — at least until some fundamental issues are addressed.
- May 9, 2018 by Matt PalmquistHigh-profile companies that frequently use consumer data are targets, and negative effects linger for years.
- February 8, 2018 by David ArmstrongWhat gravity models can teach us about possibilities for U.K. trade.
- February 6, 2018 by Art KleinerA conversation with Ian Bremmer about what it will take for political and economic institutions to regain their credibility. Spoiler: It involves finding new models for solving global-scale problems.
- January 23, 2018 by Theodore KinniIn her new book, Harvard Business School Professor Tsedal Neeley examines the challenge of establishing a lingua franca in global companies.
- A new global megaproject, unparalleled in scope and ambition, presents vast opportunities and risks for multinationals.
- November 7, 2017 by Ryan AventNot-So-Great Expectations
- June 29, 2017 by Matt PalmquistCompanies around the world need a comprehensive plan in place to ensure that critical business can still get done in the case of a prolonged Web outage.
- Today’s economic and political upheavals reflect an ongoing misalignment between business and economies (on the one hand) and acceptable societal outcomes (on the other). There is still time to adjust, if we are willing to reexamine some long-held assumptions.
- November 7, 2016Aging populations and slower birthrates are presenting challenges to cities around the world.
- August 2, 2016 by Art KleinerA global study coauthored by NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino found a range of business benefits in promoting gender-identity rights.
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