Ayelet Baron

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Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

We have plenty of people running around the planet criticizing, taking, crushing, and destroying. Many are so busy applying best practices, listening …

The Moral Voice of Corporate America

The nation has split into political tribes. The culture wars are back, waged over transgender rights and immigration. White nationalists are on the march.<p>Amid this turbulence, a surprising group of Americans is testing its moral voice more forcefully than ever: C.E.O.s.<p>After Nazi-saluting white …

Marc Benioff

Where have all the leaders gone? It’s time for humanity to wake up

We have plenty of people running around the planet criticizing, taking, crushing, and destroying. Many are so busy applying best practices, listening to the latest trends, reporting, analyzing which box or model we must adopt. We are fighting ourselves and each other to be the best at whatever we …

Happiness

Where have all the leaders gone? It’s time for humanity to wake up

We have plenty of people running around the planet criticizing, taking, crushing, and destroying. Many are so busy applying best practices, listening …

Mind

When was the last time you stopped and laughed out loud at something funny?

Our free will allows us to make choices every day. Take some vitamin LU (Laughter) today and see the opportunities that surround you.<p><i>[Humanity] has</i> …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.<p>But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the …

Literature

Square founder Jack Dorsey talks bitcoin and says blockchain is the ‘next big unlock’

But that people should be ‘thoughtful’ in their use of blockchain technology<p>If you’ve been hearing or reading a lot about blockchain but you still aren’t entirely certain how to define it, you’re not alone. It’s something that Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer and chairman of Square (and CEO …

Bitcoin

The 10 Companies Where Workers Ages 45+ Feel Most Appreciated

The U.S. workforce is getting older, and age discrimination continues to be a concern among many American workers. So what are the companies where employees ages 45 and up feel appreciated and supported?<p>Employer review site kununu shared a list exclusively with Forbes to answer this question. …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

Today’s Engineers Are as Powerful as World Leaders

In the May <i>Proceedings of the IEEE</i>, the journal’s editor in chief, H. Joel Trussell, discussed an article written in 1962 by Robert Watson-Watt, an …

University of California, San Francisco

Random Collisions of Unusual Suspects: Unleashing the Adjacent Possible

Becoming an opportunity maker begins by catalyzing something bigger than ourselves. As strategy guru John Hagel reminds us, if the goal is to get better faster, we have to hang out at the edge where the knowledge flows are the richest and most turbulent. We need personal networks comprised of more …

Research Shows That Organizations Benefit When Employees Take Sabbaticals

It’s the time of year when many employees are cashing in their vacation allotment, and it can sometimes seem like no one is in the office. But rather than bemoan how hard it is to get stuff done during vacation season, recent research and corporate experiments suggest that there might not be <i>enough</i> …

The Workplace

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

Quantum Mechanics

Europe’s First Ad-Free City Replaced Billboards With Trees

The French city of Grenoble became the first European city to totally ban outdoor advertising, replacing over 300 billboards and installments with …

Good News

What do the choices we make and belonging have in common?

<b>It's time for each of us to reflect on the deeper meaning behind the words we use.</b><p><i>When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.</i> ~ Viktor Frankl<p>Someone asked me about belonging yesterday, and it got me thinking Here is the standard dictionary definition:<p>My …

Happiness

Minimalism And Sustainability

Minimalism is something you can do to improve your life; but the ripple effects improve our surroundings. By cutting down on consumerism, you’re not …

Sustainability

Marx after communism

As a system of government, communism is dead or dying. As a system of ideas, its future looks secure<p>WHEN Soviet communism fell apart towards the end …

Karl Marx

Editing the human genome brings us one step closer to consumer eugenics

Hijacked by the free market, human gene editing will lead to greater social inequality by heading where the money is: designer babies<p>“Hope for families with genetic conditions”, and “scientific breakthrough”: that is how headlines are proclaiming a project that modified human embryos to remove …

Genetics

Silicon Valley's Poverty Of Philosophy

Silicon Valley must contend with something deeper if it truly wants to meet its goal of “changing the world.”<p>Silicon Valley has a political theory problem: the failure to engage with it at all. From tech billionaires to its many residents who harbor bizarre worldviews, the tech industry prides …

Silicon Valley

The Beauty in Life is in Our Unfolding: Nature Does Not Rush

Today, we are more connected that we could ever imagine, and yet so many people feel isolated. I was talking to the founder of an academy in India yesterday and she shared with me her perspective on the separation and division in our western culture. It's something that is very close to my heart, …

John Lennon

Inside the $600-a-head Silicon Valley restaurant where Google and Apple executives eat gold-flecked steaks

Hiroshi is an unusual restaurant for unusual clientele.<p>Located in Los Altos, California, the newly opened Japanese restaurant accommodates only eight people per night and has no menus, no windows, and one table. Dinner costs at minimum $395 a head, but it averages between $500 and $600 with …

Restaurants

Capitalism's excesses belong in the dustbin of history. What's next is up to us

It’s time to dethrone capitalism’s single-minded directive and replace it with a more balanced logic, laying the foundations for a better, more equitable world<p>Back in February, a college sophomore called Trevor Hill stood up during a televised town hall meeting in New York and put a simple question …

Capitalism

Have You Watched This Netflix Series About Kindness?

Leon Logothetis had it all—prestigious job, money, a home, a beautiful girlfriend, and a friendly dog – but he traded it all in to live his dreams. …

Good News

A Wharton professor explains why hiring nonconformists is essential to any company’s future

Bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant has spent years researching and interviewing originals. There’s the seasoned chief executive who cusses freely and challenges candidates to apply for jobs by tweeting at her. Or the author who tackles weighty topics like artificial intelligence …

Johnson & Johnson

It’s time for each of us to rethink ‘the plan’ and find our trust

<i>“Ester asked why people are sad.</i><p><i>“That’s simple,” says the old man. “They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main</i> …

Mind

For decades, Western culture touted self-esteem. It got the most important thing wrong

What would you guess people are most stressed out about in their careers? One might assume that hating your job, or dealing with the frustration of finding a new one, would top the list. But according to the results of an annual survey that I send several thousand readers of my email newsletter, …

Self-esteem

Going back to Facebook after four years is a sad and scary experience

You can’t beat the site’s global reach, but the dullness of the news feed is something that’s easy to leave behind<p>Four years ago this month, I made a decision that has altered my life considerably. I left Facebook. I peeled away from the 2 billion monthly active users and into a world in which the …

Social Media

A $99 'subscription' will be the beginning of the end for Twitter

You know that guy on Twitter. He (or she) is always firing off what they're up to (no matter how mundane), commenting on every trending hashtag, and often tossing out flashes of #dailyinsight.<p>This is the Twitter Influencer™, and it's a species as old as Twitter itself. Even if you don't value what …

Anthony Noto

Stop Boasting About Always Being Busy -- It's Detrimental To Your Health

Being busy can be good. It can mean you’re being productive and getting things done. It can also be bad and signify that you’re taking on too many activities and not giving yourself enough breathing room to relax and rest.<p>My client ran into the Starbucks 30 minutes late for our career coaching …

China’s Industrial Dragon Burning Less Hot

China’s growth started showing signs of strain in July<p>China is in the midst of a historic summer heat wave—temperatures in Shanghai hit their highest in 145 years on July 21. However, the country’s economic growth, which surprised on the upside in the first half of the year, is suddenly looking …

Economy