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New To Stern was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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Top Management Expert Who Helps Leaders Implement Change Initiatives and Break Down Bureaucracy; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Director, The Management Lab; Fellow, Strategic Management Society; World’s #1 Business Thinker, The Wall Street Journal; Thinkers50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy”

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Jennifer Chatman - Organizational Culture Professor

Management and Leadership Expert Who Helps Leaders Identify Current and Desired Organizational Culture to Lead Strategic Change Initiatives; Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Berkeley Haas Culture Initiative; Editor-In-Chief, Research in Organizational Behavior; Creator, Organizational Culture Profile

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Award-Winning Georgetown Professor and Researcher Focused on Social and Emotional Processes, Centering on Empathy, Altruism, Psychopathy and the Nonverbal Communication of Emotion; Director, Georgetown Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience; Winner of Wyatt Memorial Award and the Cozzarelli Prize; Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

New To Stern / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Authority on Digital Transformation and Organizational Communication; Expert on Using Technology to Foster Organizational Structures That Help People Collaborate Better at Work; Department Chair and Duca Family Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; Co-Author, “The Digital Mindset” (2022)

New To Stern / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Technology / Strategy / Leadership
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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022)

New To Stern / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Must-Read Books / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Caltech Mathematical Physicist Who Helps Organizations Innovate and Solve Big Problems by Applying Quantum Principles to Their Thinking; Outreach Manager, Caltech Institute for Quantum Information and Matter; Professor-in-Residence, Relay Ventures; Faculty Advisor, Caltech Science Olympiad Chapter, Hollywood Film Consultant and Science Advisor, “Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music”

Futurists / Technology / New To Stern
Headshot of Ranjay Gulati in a dark blue shirt against a leafy green background

Renowned Researcher and Advisor Bridging Strategy, Organizational Design and Purpose-Driven Leadership to Drive Growth and Profitability; Top-Ten Cited Academic of Economics and Business Studying Resilient Organizations That Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies” (2022); Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor and Former Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School

New To Stern / Must-Read Books / Business Model Innovation / TED Speakers / Leadership / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (September 2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

New To Stern / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
Modupe Akinola

Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Management Professor and Faculty Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School; Host, TED Business Podcast; Thinkers50 Radar List 2022

Company Culture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / New To Stern / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being
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Internationally Renowned Strategy and Leadership Expert Whose Practical Frameworks Help Organizations Leverage Input From All Levels of Their Business To Create Successful Long-Term Strategies; Skilled Facilitator of Interactive Scenario Planning Workshops; Strategic Management Professor, Warwick Business School; Forbes Contributor; Bestselling Co-Author, “Open Strategy” (2021)

Company Culture / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / International Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Associate Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / New To Stern / Wellness & Well-Being
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Renowned AI Ethicist and Philosopher Advising Leaders on Ethical AI Principles for Risk Mitigation; Founder and CEO, Virtue Ethics Consultancy; Founding Member, Ernst & Young’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board; Author, “Ethical Machines” (July 2022)

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Founders & Practitioners

Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Wellness & Well-Being / Founders & Practitioners
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Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

Company Culture / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern

Global Authority on Leadership, Power, and Organizational Behavior Helping Change Makers Successfully Initiate and Implement Business Transformation; Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and Faculty Chair, Social Innovation + Change Initiative; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Power, for All: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business” (2021) and “Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy” (May 2022)

Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Company Culture / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

Award-winning, Globally Recognized Expert on Cybersecurity, Helping Organizations Understand Cyber Threats, Assess Cyber Risks and Establish Cyber Policies; President, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation; Board Member and Chair of the Risk Committee at the Center for Internet Security; Non-resident Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Co-Chair of the Institute of Security and Technology’s Ransomware Task Force; Former Senior Official at the Department of Justice, F.B.I.; Former White House Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council; Former (and First) Top Cyber Diplomat at the U.S. State Department

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / TED Speakers / New To Stern
Leah Stokes Headshot

Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-Winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy” (2020); Co-Host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named to 2022 TIME100 Next and Business Insider 2022 Climate Action 30 Lists

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Energy & Renewables
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Inclusivity and the Psychology of Good People; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Unethical Behavior; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” (2018) and “A More Just Future” (October 2022)

New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Global Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine; Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Technology / Futurists / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / New To Stern / Moderators / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Trust & Empathy / Metaverse / Founders & Practitioners
Angela Stent headshot

Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Energy & Renewables

Applied Futurist and Social Systems Expert Who Teaches Leaders How to Understand, Create and Execute Strategies That Ensure Positive Long-Term Generational and Environmental Impacts; Founder and Executive Director, Longpath Labs; Founder and CEO, Synthesis Corp.; Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Futurists / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
Andrew W. Lo Headshot

World-renowned Economist and Financial Scholar Whose Research and Evidence-based Frameworks Offer Audiences a Deeper Understanding of Market Behaviors and Modern Investment Strategies; Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the AlphaSimplex Group, QLS Advisors, and the Award-winning BridgeBio Pharma; Author, “Adaptive Markets” (2017); Co-Author, “In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio” (2021); TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues
Mark R. Kramer headshot

Global Authority on Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage by Leveraging Business Opportunities With Social and Environmental Impact; Co-Creator (With Michael Porter) of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) Concept; Acclaimed Scholar Who Introduced the Ideas of Impact Investing, Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, and Strategic Evaluation; Co-Founder, FSG; Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Strategy / Financial Services / New To Stern / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Technology / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / AI, Robotics & Automation / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy
David Fubini

Global Authority on Organizational Behavior and Mergers & Acquisitions Who Specializes in Helping Leaders Architect and Execute Organizational Turnarounds; Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Unit and Co-leader, Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education; Former Senior Director, McKinsey & Company; Author, “Hidden Truths” (2020)

Must-Read Books / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Financial Services / New To Stern / Company Culture
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Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / New To Stern
AZEEM AZHAR

Award-Winning Technology Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur; Expert on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Economies and Society; Founder, Exponential View; Founder, PeerIndex; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on the Digital Economy; Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners
Nava Ashraf

Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital and How Organizations Can Make Work More Fulfilling; Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia; Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Strategies / New To Stern / Company Culture / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety

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