~ January 14, 2021 ~
Following the past week's unprecedented events in the US, companies face critical questions about the role of business in politics, as well as multiple challenges at the intersection of business and society from both internal and external stakeholders. Where do they go from here?
Spotlight
LEADERSHIP
Quartz at Work: Judith Samuelson

What moves leaders to make meaningful change? In this excerpt from her new book, The Six New Rules of Business, Aspen's Judy Samuelson lays out what triggers the wake-up calls needed to rethink corporate direction and purpose. (also see Why Boards Must Act to Tackle Inequality)
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BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT
The Indicator from Planet Money: Stacey Vanek Smith, Dan Drezner

What does the rate of foreign students coming to the US say about the impact of political instability on the larger economy, prosperity, and society? (also see Business Can't Take Democracy for Granted)
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Guardian: Alex Hern

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BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT
DealBook: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Lloyd Blankfein, Ephrat Livni, Judy Samuelson

How can this moment lead to a better, more responsible role for business in politics?
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FUTURE OF WORK
The New Yorker: Jill Lepore

Americans are told to give their all--time, labor, and passion--to their jobs. But do their jobs give enough back? (also see Two Worlds: So Much Prosperity, So Much Skepticism)
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TEACHING INNOVATIONS
Poets&Quants: John A. Byrne

Last year was hard on everyone, business schools included. What are the biggest challenges this dean faced, and how has he met them?
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