Thought leaders

Connecting the dots in an uncertain world

NYU’s Christian Busch makes the case that serendipity is a skill, resulting from a mindset that allows you to see and act on opportunities in seemingly unrelated facts or events.
by Suvarchala Narayanan
GMO

Keeping African goods moving

Obi Ozor, the founder of Kobo360, a data-driven logistics startup based in Nigeria, explains how COVID-19 is accelerating digitization, which in turn is improving food security in Africa.
by Adedoyin Amosun and Deborah Unger

Mutiny amid the bounty

What captains of industry can learn from captains in the great age of sail.
by Daniel Akst
GMO

The urgent need for sophisticated leadership

The pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well they face up to them.
by Blair Sheppard and Susannah Anfield
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Management lessons of The True Believer

A 20th-century working-class philosopher has a lot to teach modern workers — and managers — about finding meaning in life, and on the job.
by Daniel Akst
GMO

The clear Sky strategy

Jeremy Darroch, the CEO of global television company Sky, believes consistent renewal and reinvention is the key to relevance in the age of streaming.
by David Lancefield and Daniel Gross
GMO

The power broker

Chantelle Abdul grew Mojec International Holdings from a small family-owned business in Nigeria into an energy business that has helped modernize the country’s electricity market. Now, she’s thinking even bigger.
by Abimbola Banjo
GMO

Doubling down on upcycling

Arthur Huang, CEO of Miniwiz, wants to build a circular economy by changing people’s minds about the value of trash.
by Bobbie van der List

Blackstone’s builder

Stephen A. Schwarzman discusses what it takes to think big — in business, deals, and philanthropy.
by Daniel Gross
GMO

Using technology to rewire a food business

Roberto Martínez, CEO of PepsiCo Foods Mexico, is capitalizing on digital tools to better understand the needs of new consumers. And he’s not forgetting about the power of empathy.
by Ana Paula Flores
GMO

John Hennessy’s higher learning

The former Stanford president and current Alphabet chair distills leadership lessons from a long career in the heart of Silicon Valley.
by Daniel Gross
GMO

A sustainable approach to the beauty business

João Paulo Ferreira, CEO of Natura, Brazil’s largest cosmetics company, uses the secrets of the Amazon to fuel an ambitious, environmentally responsible expansion agenda.
by Richard Lapper