The Global Competitiveness Report 2020

Word Economic Forum, December 16, 2020

“The Global Competitiveness Report series has since its first edition aimed to prompt policy-makers beyond short term growth and to aim for long-run prosperity. The 2020 special edition is dedicated to elaborating on the priorities for recovery and revival, and considering the building blocks of a transformation towards new economic systems that combine “productivity”, “people” and “planet” targets.”

The Data Problem Stalling AI

Authors: Gregory Vial, Jinglu Jiang, Tanya Giannelia, and Ann-Frances Cameron
MITSloan Management Review, December 11, 2020

“AI efforts can fail to move out of the lab if organizations don’t carefully manage access to data throughout the development and production life cycle.”

How to be an inclusive leader

Knowledge@Wharton, December 1, 2020

“Wharton Dean Erika James and AT&T’s Corey Anthony speak with Wharton’s Stephanie Creary about inclusive leadership during a time of crisis.”

How can we get companies to invest more in low wage workers?

Authors: James Heskett
HBS Working Knowledge, December 1, 2020

“Among others, French economist Thomas Piketty has provided ample evidence of trends in inequality, their causes, and their consequences. We’re reminded constantly of the growing compensation gap between senior executives and those in the lower ranks.”

Recovery is not enough

Authors: H.T. Goranson, Beth Cardier
Project Syndacate, December 11, 2020

“While it is understandable that business and political leaders are desperate for a return to normal, thinking in such terms is a mistake. If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need an entirely new way of thinking about systemic stability and security in the twenty-first century”

Lazy Leaders and Heroic Managers

Authors: Elsbeth Johnson
Strategy+Business, December 10, 2020

“Strategic transformation failures are often blamed on middle managers, but the real culprit is executives not delivering on three key issues.”

Central Banking’s Green Mission

Authors: Mariana Mazzucato, Josh Ryan-Collins, Asker Voldsgaard
Project Syndacate, December 12, 2020

“Since the 2008 global financial crisis, central banks have shown time and again that they have the power to maintain the economic status quo. Now, they must use that power to support a timely green transition.”

Paying Attention: Big Data and Social Advertising as Barriers to Ecological Change

Authors: Kaitlin Kish
Sustainability, December 18, 2020

“In this paper, I argue that big data and social advertising platforms, such as Facebook, use commodified attention to take advantage of psycho-social neuroticisms and commodity fetishism in modern individuals to perpetuate conspicuous consumption.”

How to plug the IoT skills gap

Authors: Sophia Waterfield
Raconteur, December 11, 2020

“Having the technology is merely the first step for internet of things implementation. The next, and most important, is having the skills in-house to ensure the tech is used to its full potential.”

Achieving Carbon Neutrality: One Company’s Lessons Learned

Authors: Eric Rondolat
World Economic Forum, December 16, 2020

“Achieving carbon neutrality is not for the faint of heart and it’s all the more taxing if you have a multi-national presence, with a global manufacturing footprint and supply chain.”

A Nonprofit Networked Platform for Global Health

Authors: by Thomas A. Stewart, Patricia O’Connell
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2021

“Project ECHO developed a revolutionary model for helping doctors and clinicians in New Mexico to treat hepatitis C. It spread around the world to address numerous chronic diseases. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it found its moment.”

Closing the blue and white-collar divide

Authors: Peter Yeung
Raconteur, December 7, 2020

“As millions move to working from home, millions more do not have this option and face losing their jobs, creating a new social divide which could have far-reaching consequences”