• Is Economic Inequality Too Big A Risk?

    Does economic inequality provide incentives for success? Does it introduce instability into the financial system? A political scientist, Jacob S. Hacker and Robert J. Shiller, an economist discuss how inequality affects government, markets, and the risks faced by ordinary people

  • Do We Listen To Opinion Leaders?

    Are there leaders in everyday life? A long body of literature argues that a small number of individuals have an outsize influence on what the rest of us buy, wear, and consume. But marketing professionals and scholars have been debating how to make use of these opinion leaders

  • What's The Business Case For Diversity?

    A range of often subtle biases around gender roles pervade the workplace. SOM's Victoria Brescoll discusses the impact these biases have on women and men, successful approaches to inclusivity, and the business case for making changes

  • Are CEOs Today’s Heroes?

    All cultures and all eras have their heroes—individuals who set out on a quest and overcome great adversity to attain a glorious end. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld explains why society is looking for its heroes in the corner office

  • Are Leaders One Size Fits All?

    Should you take charge? Should you work to build consensus? Victor Vroom argues that effective leaders are sensitive to the nuances of their organizations, cultural environments, and short- and long-term objectives

  • Who Needs Leaders?

    Decisions made by those at the top of major companies, nonprofits, and government organizations can affect millions of lives. Yale’s president and SOM’s current and future deans discuss how business schools can train leaders with the long-term perspective and sense of integrity to create durable value in their organizations

  • Have You Paid A Bribe?

    Corruption gums up the workings of a market economy—making legal activity less efficient, degrading the quality of institutions, and disadvantaging those who would behave ethically. A website in India aims to use the tools of social networking to start the wheels of positive change

  • How Can We Plan For the Long Term?

    Businesses need to try to peer 30 or more years into the future as they make investment decisions. How can they separate long-term trends and opportunities from the rush of the present? Strategist George Friedman, author of The Next 100 Years, says to look at constraints, not possibilities.

  • Do We Need More Ecological Intelligence?

    Daniel Goleman, the author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence, says that the growing field of industrial ecology can give us simple ways to evaluate the relative environmental impacts of consumer products—and help us restore a lost capacity for understanding our surroundings.

  • When Is Financial Sustainability The Wrong Goal?

    Should mission-driven nonprofits put money aside for a rainy day or spend what they have meeting the present needs of the people they serve?