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What will the energy sector look like five or ten years from now? Can alternative energy sources eventually take down the oil and gas industry, or at least end its dominant position? In this powerful Barron’s interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and “Energy Writer of the Year” Daniel Yergin offers his sage outlook on both the future and today’s turbulent…

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How can organizations successfully compete against the digital giants? Adopt an AI-first operating model to unlock unlimited growth says Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor and digital transformation pioneer Marco Iansiti. Co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World” (January 2020), Iansiti helps leaders…

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Business leaders are facing mounting pressure to convert to emissions-lite practices and technologies as part of a global effort to achieve “net zero” carbon emissions by mid-century. Even the U.S. government has deemed climate change an existential national security issue. But is that taking things too far? “The world is not going to end in…

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Data is the gold of the 21st century and Tom Davenport – the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College with affiliations at MIT and Oxford – is a master at helping companies mine it and leverage it. Named among the top three business/technology analysts in the world, the 100 most influential people in…

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Let’s face it: Big Tech is a Goliath that can’t be slayed with one slingshot. But Nobel Laureate economist Paul Romer may be just the David we need. In a recent MIT Technology Review article, Romer, a professor of economics and law at New York University and a senior fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management, calls Big Tech’s inordinate amount of financial…

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How will the global shifts in energy, which is the foundation of the modern world, affect industries, economies and societies going forward, and is it truly possible for nations to reach the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050? Business and government leaders aiming at that target are hearing thoughtful advice from Daniel Yergin, a preeminent…

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There is a crisis of trust permeating society and businesses have no choice but to address it. Trust issues show up in many forms. A scandal or product defect may cause customers to distrust a brand. People who feel overlooked or undercompensated in the workplace because of their skin color, gender or sexual orientation may come to…

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Trust isn’t a feeling. It results from intentional choices, says Harvard Business School Professor of Management Practice Sandra J. Sucher. By helping leaders see trust not as an aesthetic wrapper, but rather as the foundation for building relationships with stakeholders of all kinds – customers, employees, investors, and the public – Sucher provides a roadmap for becoming…

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Fear of robots is as old as robots themselves. Yet, contrary to our most dystopian expectations, the robots of today spend much less time dominating humanity and much more time improving our quality of life, reducing “busy work” and maximizing our efficiency. Henny Admoni, the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon…

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How do companies and leaders become trustworthy? And once lost, can trust be regained? The long-awaited and timely new book, “The Power of Trust: How Companies Earn It, Lose It, Regain It” (Public Affairs, July 6, 2021) by co-authors Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta, answers those questions and more in a way other books on the subject…

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During NASA’s 1960s Apollo missions, many people turned their dreams skyward hoping to one day visit the cosmos. Today, Ariel Ekblaw, founder and director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, is working on turning those dreams into reality while uncovering ways to improve life on Earth. An eloquent communicator whose future-focused work has leaders in every sector…

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“It is time to say it out loud: the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away,” reports renowned epidemiologist and pandemics authority Larry Brilliant, MD and his team of top researchers in a just-published article in Foreign Affairs titled “The Forever Virus: A Strategy for the Long Fight Against COVID-19.” A necessary wake-up call, the…

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How can leaders enable employees to talk about organizational problems so they can be addressed? How can employees be encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and offer new ideas so teams can remain agile and innovative? And in an age of employee activism, how can leaders ensure that people of diverse backgrounds and value systems can work…

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After more than a year of working remotely, many employees are beginning to return to a shared workspace. While that will require some adjustments, most organizations – especially those that were digitally transformed during the lockdown – will be focused on getting employee skills up to speed. While the right skill sets are obviously important, MIT senior…