Commentaries

Why study history?

March 6, 2021

In her bestseller, From These Truths: A History of the United States, Jill Lepore suggests no one can know a nation as far back as 1787, “with or without baby teeth kept in a far. But studying history is like…

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Author Talks: Fred Dust on making conversations count

March 3, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Fred Dust by Raju Narisetti for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Dust offers a blueprint for having more productive, deliberate, and purposeful conversations. To read the complete article, check…

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How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’

March 2, 2021

I am among those who differentiate pressure and stress. Others view them as being essentially the same and focus on what can happen when one or the other is excessive. What do you think? Here is an excerpt from an…

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Countering otherness: Fostering integration within teams

March 1, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sabah Alam Hydari for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts,…

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Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

February 28, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It explores the challenges that Black workers face in the private sector To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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How agile can power frontline excellence

February 26, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Quentin Jadoul, Deepak Mahadevan, and Philippine Risch for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign…

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What you need to know about Game Theory

February 25, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Keshav Parwal. Game theory has proven to be one of the most influential influences on contemporary thought. Parwal suggests what you need to know about it. * * * is the…

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Stop Softening Tough Feedback

February 25, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dane Jensen and Peggy Baumgartner for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive…

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Who is Frank Wilczek and why is he important?

February 23, 2021

Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics. Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology and the physics of materials. His current…

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4 Key AI Concepts You Need to Understand

February 21, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Bob Friday for InfoWorld magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world by…

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