from Forbes Janet Yellen, the former Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States and a leading labor economist, had a rule of thumb: to achieve a healthy labor market, U.S. nominal wages needed to grow 3 – 4%. Her successor, Jerome Powell, faces a challenge; despite a U.S. unemployment rate close to multi-decade […]
from Forbes Employees are tired of being told what to do and just checking the box. So are their leaders – even if they won’t admit it. They are tired of just doing what they are told. By following the same corporate playbook, they have little room to grow and evolve as individuals. They want […]
from Inc. Millions of Americans admire Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett as one of the smartest, most effective, and most personable CEOs in the United States. But which CEOs does Buffett himself admire? In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC that aired this morning, Buffett discussed everything from changes in the tax law to the fact […]
Friends and Fellow Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, […]
from First Things When the 35-year-old man behind me recounts his weekend adventure to a buddy and drops a like into every sentence, another voice pops into my head. It’s 1982, and a fourteen-year-old girl is bleating, “I, like, love going into, like, clothing stores and stuff.…He was, like, freaking me out.…Gag me with a spoon!” That was […]
from Forbes We are on the brink of a technology tsunami that will likely be as challenging and transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. This tsunami will be led by artificial intelligence (AI), increased global connectivity, the Internet of Things, major advances in computing power, and virtual and augmented reality. […]
from NYTs How does a person get to be the boss? What does it take for an ambitious young person starting a career to reach upper rungs of the corporate world — the C.E.O.’s office, or other jobs that come with words like “chief” or “vice president” on the office door? The answer has always […]
from Oxfam America Developing countries and the US government each lose $100 billion every year because multinational companies hide their profits in offshore tax havens. When multinational companies avoid paying taxes in countries where they really do business, it harms America and poor countries alike. More here.
from NYTs This interview with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, chief executive of Glamsquad, an app-based beauty provider, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. More here.
from Forbes How do you prepare for an upcoming presentation? Let’s say it’s an important one, so you’re not going to wing it, just showing up in the moment and saying whatever comes into your mind. Not a good idea, really, even for a minor presentation, so good for you for prepping – this time. […]
from Medium Humans are driven by metaphors. We can’t help it. “Internet access is like electricity,” we say, and that leads to a host of other mental images: standard plugs for a wealth of devices, warm light against a dark frozen landscape, the burdens of life made more bearable. The warring metaphor now is “the […]
From NYTs YEARS ago, while producing the hit TV series “The Shield,” Glen Mazzara noticed that two young female writers were quiet during story meetings. He pulled them aside and encouraged them to speak up more. Watch what happens when we do, they replied. Almost every time they started to speak, they were interrupted or […]
From NYTs Each week, Adam Bryant talks with top executives about the challenges of leading and managing. More here.
from SHU Meg Reilly ’12 took an unusual turn in her post-college life. She left behind a coveted position to enlist in a yearlong, 40,000-mile ocean race. More here.
from Fast Company When Thomas Edison was asked about the thousands of failures he experienced while inventing the light bulb, he quipped, “I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” In the tradition of Edison, truly innovative leaders make mistakes. They learn from them and try again. And while no one […]