Commentaries

Overlooked No More: Isabella Goodwin, New York City’s First Female Police Detective

April 8, 2019

Here is an article by Corey Kilgannon that is part of a series initiated by The New York Times to recognize extraordinary women who had not been honored in a Times obituary.  To read the complete article and others in…

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Why Visionary Leadership Fails

April 8, 2019

I agree with Thomas Edison: “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nufer Yasin Ates, Murat Tarakci, Jeanine P. Porck, Daan van Knippenberg, and Patrick Groenen for Harvard Business Review and the HBR…

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Women on the Labyrinth of Leadership

April 7, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alice Eagly and Linda L. Carli for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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George Dyson on three laws of artificial intelligence

April 7, 2019

In Possible Minds, George Dyson is one of 25 thought leaders who address the promise and peril of AI. Here are his thoughts about what he views as the three laws of AI: “The first, known as  Ashby’s Law, after…

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Daniel C. Dennett on using AI to create “an entirely new sort of entity, rather like oracles”

April 6, 2019

In Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI, John Brockman has assembled and edited responses from 25 thoughts leaders, pioneer thinkers, who share their thoughts as well as (yes) their feelings about the emergence of AI, for better or…

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The “Moses Trap” and how to avoid it

April 5, 2019

In Loonshots , Safi Bahcall defines them as “widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as crazy.” For example, Pixar’s Ed Catmull refers to early stage ideas for films — loonshots — as “Ugly Babies.” He stresses the…

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Why Diversity Programs Fail

April 5, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kale 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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Mobility’s second great inflection point

April 4, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Rajat Dhawan, Russell Hensley, Asutosh Padhi, and Andreas Tschiesner for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Leading a Big Team Is Different from Leading a Small One

April 4, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * As your team grows in size, your leadership style…

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Overlooked No More: Bessie Blount, Nurse, Wartime Inventor and Handwriting Expert

April 3, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from Amisha Padnani’s profile of Bessie Blount in a series of long-overdue recognition of admirable women, published in The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain  deep-discount subscription…

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