Strategy

I’m the female CEO of a think tank devoted to diversity and inclusion. Workplaces — and the government — can honour Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy by building the world she fought for.

Pat Fili-Krushel is the CEO of Coqual (formerly the Centre for Talent Innovation), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to helping companies design diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces where every person belongs. While we’ve made a significant amount of progress in making the workplace equitable, there’s still much more to be […]
I’m the female CEO of a think tank devoted to diversity and inclusion. Workplaces — and the government — can honour Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy by building the world she fought for.
News

Capitalism needs an upgrade: On the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s landmark essay, the onus is on stakeholder capitalists to get their act together

Martin Whittaker is the CEO and cofounder of JUST Capital, a nonprofit that tracks and ranks corporations on stakeholder performance issues of greatest importance to the public. Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman’s famous article on shareholder primacy, often referred to as the “Friedman […]
Capitalism needs an upgrade: On the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s landmark essay, the onus is on stakeholder capitalists to get their act together
Strategy

Your brain is a prediction-making machine — which is why it isn’t wired to deal with a pandemic. Here’s what to do about it.

Rasmus Hougaard is founder and managing director of Potential Project, a global leadership and organizational development firm serving many Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of others. Nick Hobson is director of Behavioural and Data Sciences of Potential Project and chief behavioural scientist at The Behaviorist, a behavioural change consultancy. Right […]
Your brain is a prediction-making machine — which is why it isn’t wired to deal with a pandemic. Here’s what to do about it.
Strategy

I’m a psychologist who specialises in trauma. Here’s how parents can help their kids feel safe and stress-free returning to school, whether online or in person.

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma; she’s assisted in a variety of disaster response efforts and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Now, she writes, the big question on everyone’s mind is what to do about school reopenings. When […]
I’m a psychologist who specialises in trauma. Here’s how parents can help their kids feel safe and stress-free returning to school, whether online or in person.
Strategy

I’m certified in Marie Kondo’s tidying methods and have been helping people declutter their homes virtually during the pandemic — here’s what a typical day is like

Erin Mursch is a certified master KonMari consultant and the owner of her own professional organising business in Austin, Texas. Since 2015, she’s worked in over 100 homes to help people say goodbye to items that are taking up too much space in their lives using the tidying principles of […]
I’m certified in Marie Kondo’s tidying methods and have been helping people declutter their homes virtually during the pandemic — here’s what a typical day is like
Strategy

3 books reveal how there’s a ‘shadowy’ conspiracy to destroy American democracy fuelled by free-market and anti-government sentiment, two hallmarks of far-right movements

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, David Goldstein speaks with author Nancy McLean about a “multi-decade plot against […]
3 books reveal how there’s a ‘shadowy’ conspiracy to destroy American democracy fuelled by free-market and anti-government sentiment, two hallmarks of far-right movements
Strategy

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman on what it takes to lead, her best career advice, and embracing risks: ‘The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake’

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “ 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel ” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of HP and […]
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman on what it takes to lead, her best career advice, and embracing risks: ‘The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake’
Strategy

I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.

Pooja Sankar is the founder and CEO of Piazza Q&A, a social learning platform that serves over 5 million students in 90 different countries. During the pandemic, Sankar has been running her business while helping her two children with at-home schooling, and also moved states to help care for a […]
I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.
Strategy

I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.

Chris Litster is the leader of Buildium. Workers going remote during pandemic – and not taking time off – is the perfect recipe for burnout. But burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable; doing things like setting clear start and end hours, and scheduling in downtime during the day is important. […]
I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.
Strategy

7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever

As a Brown woman who grew up in Massachusetts, Mita Mallick says she experienced discrimination in retail stores from a young age, like being ignored at furniture stores with her family, and being followed around and told not to touch anything. In adulthood, Mallick says she’s been tracked and followed, […]
7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever
Strategy

I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays – but before turning to writing full-time, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management. “Florence Adler Swims Forever” is her debut novel. For over a decade, Beanland worked in public relations. While that type of writing felt very different from working on her […]
I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.
Strategy

I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.

Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, marketing content consultant, and working mum. After having her second child, Feldman Bettencourt was preparing to return to full-time work when her manager told her she’d no longer be able to work from home one day each week, as she’d been […]
I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.
Strategy

I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.

Jackie Glenn is the founder of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions. She is the former chief diversity officer for Dell EMC. The recent spate of killings involving Black people and White police officers has forced many companies to reexamine their diversity efforts. Workplaces are also starting to take accountability for […]
I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.
Strategy

Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.

Elke Weesjes is an adjunct assistant professor in European History at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and an associate at a mental health practice in New York City where she works with vulnerable populations. She writes that community college students have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Students […]
Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.
Strategy

Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect

Abby Miller Levy, 45, is an advisor and entrepreneur in the wellness industry, former the president of Thrive Global, and former senior vice president of strategy and growth at Soulcycle. In response to a recent article by Scott Galloway in which he writes that no successful media-tech companies were founded […]
Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect
Strategy

How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors

With routine medical care having to go remote during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth is here to stay. Telehealth appointments have a similar format to an in-person visit, but there’s still a few adjustments you’ll probably need to make. Be sure to choose a private spot, and ensure that the visit […]
How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors
Strategy

6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist

Charlene Wheeless is a communications expert, author, and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. During this watershed moment, where the Black Lives Matter movement is shining a spotlight on systemic racism, leaders must take action and be anti-racist. Beyond stating you are anti-racist, you need […]
6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist
Strategy

I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals

Greg McKeown is a bestselling author, speaker, and creator of the new podcast “Essentialism,” where he speaks with guests like Tim Ferriss, Arianna Huffington, and Drew Scott about how to prioritise what matters to you most so you can be more productive and successful. McKeown, who says he’s worked with […]
I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals
Strategy

Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a lawyer and the current mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay Black woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the US. In her 2020 commencement address, she challenges Northwestern University graduates to get energised in the name of public service and […]
Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’
Strategy

3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community

Christine Cruzvergara is the VP of higher education and student success at Handshake, a career networking community for US university students and recent graduates. Despite COVID-19’s impact on the economy, Cruzvergara says that many companies are still hiring entry-level positions and offering virtual internships to young professionals. If you’ve landed […]
3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community
Markets

Goldman’s global stock chief breaks down how the historically swift COVID-19 bear market stacks up against 140 years of history — and offers a look at what’s next

Peter Oppenheimer is chief global equity strategist and head of macro research of global investment research at Goldman Sachs in Europe. Oppenheimer explains how investment cycles have occurred in consistent six-year cycles since 1880, almost unaffected of economic influences such ebbs and flows in inflation, collapses of major nations, or […]
Goldman’s global stock chief breaks down how the historically swift COVID-19 bear market stacks up against 140 years of history — and offers a look at what’s next
Strategy

3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now

Deanna Ransom is the head of global marketing for Televerde, an integrated sales and marketing tech company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Ransom says that it’s vital for employers and business leaders to not only be there for their Black employees during this challenging time, but to listen to their needs […]
3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now
Strategy

Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and former presidential candidate for the 2020 election. When Yang […]
Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship
Strategy

White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. He writes that many conservatives don’t understand – or refuse to consider – the invisible systems that uphold some […]
White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.
Strategy

I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma; she’s assisted in a variety of disaster response efforts and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. But none of those prepared her for what she’s currently witnessing – her clinical practice has transformed […]
I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.
Strategy

I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Madrid uses what she calls the ‘POWER’ method to help balance working from home full-time and homeschooling her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic. She encourages […]
I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works
Strategy

Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.

Marty Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post where he oversees a staff of more than 800 journalists. In his commencement address, Baron speaks to the challenges facing a free press and American democracy if people fail to agree on what constitutes truth and fact, and instead base decisions […]
Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.
Strategy

We’re doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This is what we tell patients who want to know if it’s safe to return to normal activities once government restrictions are lifted.

Gregory Katz and Harry Saag are physicians in New York who have been treating COVID-19 patients. Working on the front lines of the pandemic, both Katz and Saag say they have witnessed firsthand the risk of the virus and the impact of its spread. They say there’s simply not a […]
We’re doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This is what we tell patients who want to know if it’s safe to return to normal activities once government restrictions are lifted.
Strategy

There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it

Deborah Kassel’s 81-year-old father, a retired physician, tested positive for COVID-19 in March following a hospital stay after spinal surgery. After only four days in a rehab facility, Kassel’s father was told he was being discharged and sent home, despite still testing positive for the coronavirus and requiring 24-hour care. […]
There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it
Strategy

I’m a CEO whose team has become closer than ever while working remotely. Here are 3 lessons I’ll be bringing back to the office when we return.

Chris Litster is CEO of Buildium, a platform that helps property managers become more efficient and profitable. Working remotely has made us appreciate working together in-person more, and made us realise we’re all a lot more similar. From crawling kids to decorative home offices, this period has brought us closer […]
I’m a CEO whose team has become closer than ever while working remotely. Here are 3 lessons I’ll be bringing back to the office when we return.
Strategy

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on marginalised groups. Here’s how employers can use it as an opportunity to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Julia Taylor Kennedy and Pooja Jain-Link are executive vice presidents and lead researchers at the Centre for Talent Innovation. They write that COVID-19 has had greater consequences for marginalised populations. But employers can consciously create a more diverse and inclusive workplace in the midst of the pandemic. Employers should put […]
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on marginalised groups. Here’s how employers can use it as an opportunity to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Strategy

I’m a San Francisco restaurant owner who will probably return my government-relief loan. Here’s why — and what really needs to happen to save our industry.

David Nayfeld is co-owner and executive chef of San Francisco restaurants Che Fico and Che Fico Alimentari, which he was forced to close in March because of COVID-19. Nayfeld says government-relief loans won’t help dying restaurants survive long term and he’ll probably return his. He argues that landlords should offer […]
I’m a San Francisco restaurant owner who will probably return my government-relief loan. Here’s why — and what really needs to happen to save our industry.
Strategy

Don’t believe Mitch McConnell’s talk about ‘austerity’ — his track record shows he’d rather bail out corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans’ futures

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode of the “Pitchfork Economics,” Roosevelt Institute Director Mike Konczal said government austerity causes leaders to […]
Don’t believe Mitch McConnell’s talk about ‘austerity’ — his track record shows he’d rather bail out corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans’ futures
Strategy

GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.

Alan Patricof is the chairman emeritus at Greycroft. He writes that given the timeline of the coronavirus pandemic, VC firms will have to invest in startups, early-stage companies, and new CEOs without meeting teams face-to-face. To close a deal, it will be key for entrepreneurs to be charismatic through the […]
GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.
Strategy

Reopening the economy isn’t going to work if no one shows up — and people are already hesitant to return to events like sports and gaming conventions

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” Hanauer and Goldstein interview Sports Illustrated columnist Andrew Brandt about the coronavirus’ […]
Reopening the economy isn’t going to work if no one shows up — and people are already hesitant to return to events like sports and gaming conventions
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