Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization: A McKinsey conversation

October 4, 2014

Here is an excerpt from Suzanne Heywood and Aaron De Smet’s conversation with Tom Peters, joined by Allen Webb, editor in chief of the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, watch a video, check…

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Toasting With a Half-Full Glass: David Brooks and Gail Collins in Conversation

September 30, 2014

What a treat it is to eavesdrop on a conversation between two exceptionally talented people such as David Brooks and Gail Collins. Here is an excerpt from their conversation as it appeared in The New York Times. To read the…

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Reid Hoffman discusses The Alliance with Charlie Rose

July 27, 2014

On July 14, 2014, Charlie Rose discussed The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age with one of its co-author, Reid Hoffman who is also Executive Chairman of LinkedIn and a Partner at Greylock. Here is a direct link to…

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Christine Lagarde discusses relations between the IMF and the U.S. with Charlie Rose

July 24, 2014

On April 10, 2014, Charlie Rose talked with the International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, about the failure of the U.S. Congress to ratify reforms to the IMF. Here is a direct link to that conversation. To check out…

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Anne-Marie Slaughter on why “Caring is our most important work”

June 6, 2014

Here is a portion of Stew Friedman’s conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter during which she explains why she thinks that “caring is our most important work.” The conversation is part of a series sponsored by Wharton School’s Work/Life Integration Project. Work…

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Thinking in Network Terms: A Conversation with Albert-lászló Barabási

July 15, 2013

Here is a portion of the transcript of Albert-lászló Barabási‘s conversation with John Brockman, founder and editor-in-chief of To watch the video and/or read the entire transcript, please click here. * * * One question that fascinated me in…

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How to tame your work week

May 26, 2013

Here is an excerpt from article written by Laura Vanderkam for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. She shares portions of a conversation with M.R. Nelson. To read the complete article, check out an abundance of valuable resources and…

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Charting technology’s new directions: A conversation with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson

May 17, 2013

Erik Brynjolfsson is a leading expert on the new relationship between man and machine and the challenges that emerge when innovation is decoupled from growth in jobs and incomes. He discusses that relationship during this conversation with McKinsey Publishing’s Rik…

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What successful organizational transformations share: McKinsey Global Survey results

May 2, 2013

When organizational transformations succeed, managers typically pay attention to “people issues,” especially fostering collaboration among leaders and employees and building capabilities. Here is a brief excerpt from an article which shares the result of a McKinsey Global Study (in 2010)…

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Chip Heath and Olivier Sibony on “Making great decisions”

April 15, 2013

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation featured by The McKinsey Quarterly during which Stanford’s Chip Heath and McKinsey’s Olivier Sibony discuss new research, fresh frameworks, and practical tools for decision makers. To read the complete transcript,…

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