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What kind of ideas will get you a coveted spot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the most cutting-edge program at arguably the world’s top technological research institute? “The crazier the better,” says Pattie Maes, former director of graduate admissions, and herself a researcher with some radical ideas. This hotbed of innovation is the…

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While the positive news about Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trials is understandably exciting, the story behind their success offers organizations in every sector a dramatic opportunity to take a giant leap forward in their own industries. Among the key players quietly helping Moderna drive efficiencies at a previously unthinkable scale are Harvard Business School Professors and…

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Bricks lined up to show the word Imagine, signifying diversity at work

In response to the world’s social justice awakening, many organizations are moving from talking about diversity, equity and inclusion to putting initiatives into action. Meeting planners are seeking out authoritative Black perspectives, accomplished Black professionals are being appointed to leadership positions, and companies are actively working to root out conscious or unconscious biases in product…

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We marvel at the new connections enabled by our digital devices. Yet they also create barriers to creativity and collaboration in the workplace and inhibit communication in personal relationships. If we are always thinking about our phones, we cannot be fully present to each other, says MIT sociologist and New York Times bestselling author Sherry Turkle. And yet we are…

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Any organization looking to increase performance across the board would be hard pressed to find a more masterful guide than Steven Kotler, one of world’s foremost experts on individual and group performance. For over two decades, Kotler’s work has become synonymous with possibilities and breakthroughs at the highest level of human and enterprise capacity. By showing…

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What does it take to make a hedge fund a runaway success? Few people can answer that question as knowledgeably as Christina Qi, who launched Domeyard, LP, from her college dorm in 2012 with $1,000 of seed money. The company now trades up to a billion dollars per day, relying on Qi’s expertise in financial literacy, artificial intelligence…

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The world’s biggest problems – climate change, crumbling infrastructure and declining social services – can seem unsolvable. But, is there a way to finally overcome long-standing obstacles and make meaningful change happen? According to civic innovator and Harvard Business School Professor Mitchell Weiss, governments that adapt the skills, traits and practices of entrepreneurship are better equipped to innovate and…

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The crushing economic disruption brought on by the pandemic has firms across the world reassessing operations and staffing needs as they plan ahead. But long before the crisis, Dr. Michelle Weise was helping employers and learning providers redesign their hiring and training models to serve a quickly changing workforce made up of adults living and working longer and…

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Businesses in every sector, especially global corporations, have been waking up to the fact that the only way forward is to convert to sustainable practices – mostly because, as the saying goes, there is no “Planet B.” As firms shift their focus from long-term growth to the long-term survival of their businesses and industries, many decision makers…

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What makes a company culture “innovative?” We tend to think about the upsides of an innovative culture – the free spiritedness, tolerance for risk and failure – without considering where these qualities need to be checked and balanced. In his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article, “The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures” (January-February 2019 cover), renowned innovation and…

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Some organizational leaders, particularly CFOs and COOs, may be surprised to learn that focusing on sustainability can drive long-term growth and yield high returns. But this comes as no surprise to Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Rebecca Henderson whose new book, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (Public Affairs, April 2020) is continuing to receive high praise around…

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DOES YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE ENABLE YOU TO CREATE MORE VALUE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION? Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk of Tesla and Space X are both recognized as successful, powerful innovators who have effectively leveraged their ideas and reputations to attract financial and human capital to their companies and projects. But that is where their…

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What’s your growth strategy for 2020? Not every company can “be like Uber.” Bigger companies are more complex, which makes it more challenging to innovate. But not impossible. Big can be beautiful, says Gary Pisano, renowned Harvard Business School professor and the foremost authority on growth and innovation strategies for large firms and startups. Organizational progress…

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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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deas – and the actions they trigger – have the power to change the world. It’s a mantra that propels organizations and individuals alike to innovate, push boundaries, and stimulate change and progress. Earlier this year, we shared that several of our clients were nominated for 2019 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards for their contributions to the…

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Get ready to broaden your perspective, leaders. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, one of the world’s leading business thinkers and change-makers and recent recipient of the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award, believes the greatest future breakthroughs – the ones that will tackle the most complex, messy and recalcitrant social and environmental problems of our time – will come from…

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A divided America agrees on one thing: corruption is rampant. But what we’re fighting here in the U.S. pales in comparison to the everyday exploitation of people in developing nations. In Paraguay, for example, the poor pay more than 12 percent of their income in bribes. That number is even higher in other still-emerging countries. An…