~ December 16, 2021 ~
The Year's Top Ten

It's been another dramatic year full of ups and downs. What has helped our readers keep up with the rush of the news cycle, both inside business education and out? This edition of IWT highlights the most-read pieces from 2021. 

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Rotterdam School of Management: Dirk Schoenmaker, Willem Schramade, Jacqueline Nolan
Investors want to know: How prepared are firms for the coming transition to sustainability? This case asks students to conduct a critical investigation into the firm of their choice. Is their company part of the problem, or part of the solution? (free, login required)
The Big Picture: Barry Ritholtz
"Want to hire qualified candidates who will fill jobs, generate revenue, create profits, and lower your overall cost structure? Perhaps you should consider offering higher starting wages. (also see Is This a Labor Shortage or a Great Reassessment of Work in America?)
Nikkei Asia: Takeshi Shiraishi
DarkSide has a call center and affiliates, is concerned with brand reputation, and donates money to charity. What threats does ransomware pose, to individuals, companies, countries, and our sense of what is acceptable in business? (also see Freeports: Innovative Trading Hubs or Centres for Money Laundering and Tax Evasion?)
Poets&Quants: John A. Byrne
How has the pandemic impacted the MBA? (also see The MBA Class of Covid-19)
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program: Jaime Bettcher
How does "radically reimagining the role that business can play in our most persistent problems" support a more constructive and resilient future? This year's IWT Award-winning educators help show the way.
Foreign Affairs: Jacqueline Novogratz
How can business schools avoid "becoming irrelevant"?
Duke University: Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment
What do MBA students need in order to navigate the complex and risky world outside the classroom? This top-notch collection of free briefings assembles the essentials on climate change, ESG investing and more of the most pressing issues of the day.
What did this dean learn? And what might he have missed?
FIXCapitalism: Andrew Spicer, David Graham Hyatt
The promise and the perils: What can other companies learn from Walmart’s fight to democratize sustainability? (also see Can Fortescue's Andrew Forrest, a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon, Save the Planet?)
Empathy, creativity, flexibility, and resilience are increasingly in demand, as is the ability to tackle thorny questions of ethics and responsibility. Is casting a wider net one key to better management education? (also see Why We Need the Liberal Arts to Achieve Stakeholder Capitalism)
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