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New vaccines and a new White House administration are promising to finally lift us out of the crushing effects of the pandemic. Some people, however, are still questioning the safety and efficacy of vaccines that were developed so quickly. To dispel myths and set the record straight, these five renowned thought leaders explain what factors…

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The upheaval brought on by the pandemic is requiring many businesses and industries to pivot in response to rapidly changing market behaviors and consumer demands. Successfully changing direction in this kind of environment demands an entrepreneurial mindset, and Harvard Business School Professor Rory McDonald’s recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article drives that point home. A leading disruptive innovation expert, McDonald advises business…

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Can large companies successfully innovate? The popular narrative is the bigger firms become, the less nimble and dynamic they are. Small startups are the disruptors, while big companies are doomed to being static and inflexible. But according to Gary Pisano of Harvard Business School, this is a myth: large businesses can be just as innovative as startups….

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Neither poverty nor prosperity are permanent conditions for societies; poor countries have risen from hardship to wealth within decades. But, by and large, we lack an understanding of how that transformation takes place. In a recent, critically acclaimed book, “The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty” (HarperBusiness, January 2019), authors Clayton Christensen, Efosa…

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Artificial intelligence is advancing at a rapid rate – and it’s everywhere! From our smartphones to our wearables, AI is now a constant fixture in 21st century life. But while applications such as Alexa and Siri have the ability to answer basic questions, they still lack qualities that make them truly useful to us. In this…

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Social Media Building Trust with Consumers

It’s 2018 and more than a billion people utilize social media. For companies, organizations and government bodies, these platforms offer a way to expand their reach to target audiences, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to name a few, are weaved into many people’s everyday lives. In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with social…

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When business leaders commit to solving big problems everyone wins, says Harvard Business School’s Professor Rebecca Henderson. It creates happy employees, more revenue and stable economies. That’s exactly what’s happening now. Businesses are “waking up to the business case for social responsibility” and are starting to exert their powers for positive change; not dumping in…

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In a time when trust and transparency in business are in short supply, there’s one leader working tirelessly to ensure our next generation of financial leaders are forward thinking, measured risk takers who operate ethically, transparently and with integrity. Minds Worth Meeting speaks with Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, President and CEO of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)…

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Each day comes with challenges that the world has never seen before. This requires a special kind of leader that prioritizes problem-solving skills over influencing others. Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led leadership and how it is changing the world. Keep an eye out for his new…

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Consider this scenario: your boss is planning a meeting for C-suite executives to take place in three months, and she e-mails you a list of possible speakers recommended to her by colleagues. With the intention of choosing one for a keynote session, she’s tasked you – the “speaker seeker” – with investigating what it takes…

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Virtual reality is very close to becoming a major element of society. With its ability to alter perceptions of the real world, what implications does the emerging technology have for the future of business and society? Minds Worth Meeting chats with VR pioneer and Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson, who discusses the possibilities, opportunities and dangers…