Beatrice Wu

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When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …


The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Quietly Brilliant AI Design

The company studied personal assistants–human ones–to understand how to make a great machine assistant.<p>With all the talk of what AI will do to change the world, you might not notice the subtle ways it’s already woven into our lives. Case in point: PowerPoint Designer, a feature that lives in the …

Artificial Intelligence

Four Strategies for Large Systems Change

By Steve WaddellTo create systems of societal change, we need to become clearer about the archetypes of societal change strategies, their strengths …


Why LinkedIn’s Founder Wrote A Book About Leading Entrepreneurial Employees

Work doesn’t work like it used to — Reid Hoffman and two fellow entrepreneurs make the case for forming mutually beneficial alliances.<p>A generation ago, loyalty to the same company might have been rewarded with the expectation of steady employment, promotions, and a celebratory send-off at the end …


Wars of the future could be decided by algorithms, as autonomous weapons provide low-cost, expendable fighting forces

Six Habits Of People Who Know How To Bring Out The Best In Others

As a leader, the most important part of your job isn’t your results. Your job is to inspire your employees’ results. Here’s how.<p>If you think your most important job as a leader is to write mission statements, set goals, or even increase revenue, you’re focusing on the wrong metrics. Your most …



Reed Hastings

How HR Leaders Make Organizations Future-Ready

ABOUT THE EVENT<p>Radical shifts are changing the world of work, and HR leaders need new strategies to ensure that their companies are future-ready. …


How Local Governments Came to Embrace Business Partnerships

Ten years ago, anything less than $200 million had little hope of connecting the public and private sectors in the U.S. Now public-private partnerships aredriving modernization for many cities—and sometimes controversy.<p>Next summer, cities across the U.S. have a birthday to celebrate. In August …

A Call To Turn Residents Into Partners

With the Engaged Cities Award, Cities of Service looks to recognize the impact of creative citizens and mayors—and to inspire more engagement.<p>On a sunny Sunday in February, dozens of citizens in the greater Phoenix area descend on Hu-O-Te Park, a shabby community space in downtown that has seen …


WeWork Founder Hopes Her New School Will Help 5-Year-Olds Pursue Their Life’s Purpose

The billion-dollar coworking community’s founding partner and chief brand officer, Rebekah Neumann, is launching a micro school called WeGrow to serve Generation We.<p>Like so many entrepreneurs, Rebekah Neumann’s impetus for her new venture was solving a problem for herself.<p>As her oldest daughter’s …


How Helps Fight Global Poverty With Design

The nonprofit arm of the design company approaches social change by giving local partners the tools to sustain successful long-term efforts.<p>The past few years has seen the nonprofit sector embrace design and design thinking as valuable tools toward long-term change. But where there are many …


VIDEO | This Inventor Wants To Make Kids' Zany Ideas Real | Co.Design

This Inventor Wants To Make Kids' Zany Ideas Real<p>London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox, creator of inventions such as GPS shoes and robotic spoons, started Little Inventors, an initiative that takes children's ideas and brings them to life.


Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture

In this exclusive excerpt from Satya Nadella’s book “Hit Refresh,” he reveals Microsoft’s mind-set for shifting from a know-it-all to a learn-it-all culture.<p><i>In this excerpt from</i> Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone<i>, Satya Nadella frankly</i> …

Satya Nadella

What do I look for in a pitch?

Founders will often ask me, “Do you want to go through our deck?” <br>It’s not about the slide deck. We have made the decision to invest in entrepreneurs …


The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …


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Four Disruptive Technologies Behind the Growth of Fintech

From Cardiff To Cuba: A Global Search For The Best “Cultures Of Health”

Health goes way beyond what we talk about with our doctors. A new initiative is trying to more broadly define “well-being” and looking around the world for innovative ways to improve it.<p>Every Sunday in Bogota, Colombia, the streets close to cars and the community comes out to play. Between the …

UC Berkeley

These Are The 7 Most Important People In Your Office

Networking is one thing. Building these relationships takes it to another level.<p>Your relationships with your manager, coworkers, and others at work contribute to everything from how happy you are to how likely you are to stay at your job.<p>But, within that collection of relationships is a handful …


Why IBM Pays Its Employees To Take Time Off To Tackle The World’s Problems

The company’s pro bono program is the largest in the country, creating both impact and a more engaged workforce.<p>Currently, only about 10% of cancer patients in sub-Sahara Africa receive chemotherapy treatment. More than a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the region annually, while …

Business Development

How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

Jim Hackett was raised on Ideo’s brand of design thinking. Can he use it to save the 114-year-old automotive giant?<p>In April 2017, the Ford Motor Company–114 years old, the second largest carmaker in the country behind General Motors, a stalwart of American manufacturing–was suddenly worth less than …


22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life |

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive</i> by Harvey Mackay<p>"Very few business books provide …

Common Sense

Why Bloomberg Philanthropies’ James Anderson Tops Our List Of The Most Creative People In Business 2017

He’s leading the world’s cities toward solutions.<p>When James Anderson arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel, in October 2014, the city was in the midst of an immigration crisis. Tens of thousands of Africans, having fled the poverty and conflict of their native countries, now resided in the southern …


Why Kickstarter Decided To Radically Transform Its Business Model

More than two years ago, while on vacation in Florence, cofounder Perry Chen sent an email that ended up changing the company forever.<p>One afternoon, while on vacation in Florence at the end of 2014, Perry Chen flipped open his laptop and began to type some of the thoughts swirling in his head. A …

Nobel Prize

These Blockchain-Enabled Kiosks Make Coffee Farmers More Money–And Let You Verify Your Beans

Instead of dealing with sometimes-shady middlemen, coffee farmers can now have their product assessed by algorithm and paid for by this Coinstar-like device.<p>Over the last couple of decades, coffee has gone from being a plain, watery drink to an often-luxury staple available in endless combinations. …


The Pope Opened A Free Laundromat For The Homeless In Rome

The Pope Francis Laundry is one of a growing number of organizations around the world that are offering some dignity to people sleeping in shelters or on the streets.<p>At a new laundromat in the center of Rome, no one needs quarters. The Pope Francis Laundry–opened by the Pope himself–is a place …


What raspberry farms can tell us about inequality

Raspberries are a petit-bourgeois crop, while wheat is a proletarian crop — or so says political scientist James C Scott in his remarkable 1998 book</i> …

Natural Gas

Sama Group Is Redefining What It Means To Be A Not-For-Profit Business

Leila Janah chafes at the strictures of the traditional not-for-profit model.<p>“I am so sick of fundraising.”<p>Leila Janah, the founder and CEO of Sama Group, has just left an hour-long staff meeting about grant proposals, and she is venting as we dig into an artisanal brick-oven pizza at Farina, a …


Inside Silicon Valley’s classrooms of the future

In chalets scattered across the snow in California’s ski country, a school of the future is taking shape. Warm inside a classroom, teenage twins …

Silicon Valley