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

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To Agitate, or Not? That is the question.

Were you struck when you heard that GM’s new CEO Mary Barra is only earning half of what her (male) successor made? She may have shattered the “glass ceiling” as the first and only woman worldwide to head up a car maker company. But her pay is another story. In corporate governance filings released yesterday,  More

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Let’s try emotional correctness

Sally Kohn has learned about hate the hard way — by being a target of it. But she’s learned something profound along the way of being a Fox News commentator — which is to hate an idea is one thing but to hate a person is altogether another. Watch this lovely short TEDxtalk just released  More

What it is to be Prey

To build a culture of inclusion — where everyone is welcome to contribute — we must understand what creates imbalance. In ourselves and in our communities. “To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey.” @arikia on casual predation & street harassment is an essay worth reading if you want to  More

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What Good is Play at Work?

When Jill Vialet — a social entrepreneur and founder of Playworks – talks to me about play, I usually scoff. Not because I don’t believe in her mission – which provides recess resources for largely underprivileged schools – I do. The program was so successful that it received a $20M grant by the Robert Wood Johnson  More

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What Fortune’s Most Power Women Have to Say On Culture

Last week, Fortune held a “Most Powerful Women” MPW summit with about 400 people in attendance. Going to a conference like this is such a privilege because you get a chance to hear leaders across industries and interests think aloud. 3 takes on how leaders create cultures of innovation that I found worthy of note:  More

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The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More