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Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.

Christie Smith TEDx

Why Work Could Very Well Be Killing You

A comb, a high-heeled shoe, and football tickets. These can all be tools of “covering” or passing. But, in a way you wouldn’t expect. In this informative talk: Christie Smith, regional managing director at Deloitte Consulting, spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet about the shocking number of employees who don’t share their true identity at work in order to  More


You Will Show Me Myself Anew (Part 3 of 3)

Part III of III of series on how networks can enable onlyness, featuring Fortune’s MPW community (links for full series, below) “Here’s the thing. And it’s a real thing.” Manal Elattir is talking in a dramatic rapid-fire whisper over Skype, trying not to wake her 9-month-old twins. It’s nearly midnight in Morocco, and she is  More

Running Towards Future Nilofer Merchant speaks at Drucker Forum

Running Towards the Future

If the cover stories of Business Week, Fast Company, and Inc are to be believed, every organization ought to be 100% Digital, Alwayson, ready for AI technologies, and so on. But of course, that’s not happening. And, that’s not all bad. The real question is how do we create a powerful vision for the future,  More

Uber Technologies Inc. Senior Vice President Of Business Emil Michael Interview

On Uber

Uber is very much a part of the new economy, freeing work from jobs, allowing anyone to be an entrepreneur. They are in many ways, the epitome of a “sharing economy” business model. In a very short few years, it’s become a company that has amassed uberpower, ubermarketshare, and uberfunding. In June, they got about  More

We may not realize it, but sometimes we accept the way things are because of how we've been conditioned to do so.

How to Invent the Future

A few weeks from now, at the Drucker Forum, a “management congress” is coming together shape the future. And they asked, in preparation for that, for each of the speakers to share some thoughts. I ended up with this piece. It is on monkeys and monkey-like behavior that keeps the same, just the same. It’s  More