Tech

PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.

Nicole Tinson is a social entrepreneur and founder of HBCU 20×20, an organisation that matches Historically Black Colleges and Universities students and graduates with major companies. Tinson says she recently dropped Google as a HBCU 20×20 partner after a Twitter thread alleging racism and discrimination by a former Google recruiter […]
PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.
Strategy

Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’

Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies, and an influential philanthropist for more than 50 years. Brian Hooks is president of the Charles Koch Foundation, and chairman and CEO of Stand Together. The following is an excerpt from their new […]
Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’
Strategy

Campaign tactics for getting your attention may be annoying, but they do work. Here’s how business coaches and consultants can use them to get ahead.

Casey Fuerst has worked with nonprofits and small businesses to give them the messaging, strategic marketing plans, and collateral materials to support their work for 20+ years. While the 2020 election has been particularly contentious, there are five things that candidates are often successful at – and can be used […]
Campaign tactics for getting your attention may be annoying, but they do work. Here’s how business coaches and consultants can use them to get ahead.
Tech

Netflix’s VP of inclusion strategy specifically uses anti-racist language to build equity in the workplace — here’s why she does it, and 5 important takeaways for companies that want to evaluate their own practices

VernÄ Myers is the vice president of inclusion strategy at Netflix, where she spearheads inclusion and equity initiatives and manages a team of inclusion experts worldwide. Myers shares her struggles combatting bias among employees and the pushback she received for using terms like “oppression,” “white supremacy,” and “anti-blackness” to describe […]
Netflix’s VP of inclusion strategy specifically uses anti-racist language to build equity in the workplace — here’s why she does it, and 5 important takeaways for companies that want to evaluate their own practices
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

PRESENTING: Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days. Here are 4 ways to establish trust with your workers, according to a senior vice president at Salesforce.

Building trust between employees and throughout the company is fundamental to productivity, and it’s easy to see why: In author and professor Paul J. Zak’s survey of 1,095 working adults in the US, employees at companies with higher trust were 106% more energetic at work, 76% more engaged, 74% less […]
PRESENTING: Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days. Here are 4 ways to establish trust with your workers, according to a senior vice president at Salesforce.
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