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Companies that change the game can change the world

The world faces a host of existential crises, including climate change, natural scarcity, income inequality, and poor global health. We call these exponential crises because they are characterized by a series of feedback…

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Quantitative easing made easy

The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism by Leon Wansleben, Harvard University Press, 2023  In 2007, an economist at Carnegie Mellon University wrote a paper in praise of central banks….

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“Like mountain air in the veins”

It’s easy to sneer at the past. Long ago, when physicians labored largely in ignorance, people placed faith in patent medicines, though their effectiveness was unconfirmed and their contents were typically unknown. By…

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How To File A Lawsuit Against Someone For Property Damage In Boston?

Recovering  from a severe car accident can be a lengthy process. Once you have recovered , you have to handle many things, including repairing or  replacing your car that got damaged in the…

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Beware the hazards of email

As we start the New Year trying to figure out new workplace arrangements (hybrid or not?) and tech innovations (bots like the AI-based ChatGPT), it’s important to remember a key lesson about one…

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Can bossless management work?

Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company by Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein, Public Affairs, 2022 If you’ve been feeling like your leadership contributions are underappreciated, add a copy…

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Mushrooms and other fashion must-haves

Aniela Hoitink’s atelier in the Dutch city of Amersfoort is nothing like that of a conventional fashion designer’s studio. There are no sewing machines, rulers, or fabrics, no shears or cutting tables. Instead,…

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The limitations of mathematical modeling

Escape from Model Land: How Mathematical Models Can Lead Us Astray and What We Can Do About It by Erica Thompson, Basic Books, 2022 The single most famous weather forecast in British history…

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Six Reasons to Be an Inclusive Leader

Six Reasons to Be an Inclusive Leader

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace result in higher engagement, better performance, improved productivity and more innovation to name just a few benefits. Symmetra helps executives, businesses, and organizations build diverse and inclusive…

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The power of generosity in ecosystems

Generosity has played a fundamental role in the survival of many species, including our own. Research shows that humans are hardwired to be generous—the benefits of collaboration outweigh those of competition. In business,…

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