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What's Behind Failures in College Governance? Lack of Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.15.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In September 2012, I chose to begin to contribute to the national conversation about higher education by tackling the concept of leadership in one of ...

Suffering Suffolk (University): When a Board Loses its Credibility

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Here we go again. Late last month, the board of trustees fired Suffolk University's president, Margaret McKenna, for cause. The six-month saga had ...

The New Reality of Risk

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
Gunjan Sinha

2016 has been a year of significant change; a year in which a sky full of hobbyist drones has become the norm; a year that has witnessed a new breed of terrorism that has shaken the world's strongest governments; a year in which corporate governance scandals splash time and time again across the front-page news.

Higher Ed Must Look Inward for Change Needed to Survive

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.27.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education's operational model is based on outmoded -- and some (myself included) would argue, unsustainable -- revenue and expense ass...

Inside the world's most advanced digital society - and what it's doing next

Apolitical | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact

In the global race towards a modern digital government, one unlikely former Soviet republic is showing the rest of us the way forward. Named 'the mos...

My Advice For Future Policymakers: See The Public's Success As Your Success

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The most important word in "public policy" is "public" -- the people affected by the choices of policymakers. But who are these people? And what do they care most about?

Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism Of National Sports Teams

James Dorsey | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Over the past decade, religiosity and religious intolerance have seeped into national sports teams in Pakistan and Egypt, societies that have been wracked by faith-based narrow-mindedness and political fanaticism.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Sharing College Governance: Process, Philosophy & Trust

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Governance is sometimes a messy business. On the national political level, for example, the intersection of ideology, political posturing, and the dem...

Where Was The Board During Brexit?

Alice Korngold | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

The vast majority of the UK's FTSE 250 companies had not discussed contingency planning for a possible Brexit with the chairman of the board or the chairman of the audit committee.

The Good Lobbyist: "Choosing the Hero" Shows Us How Washington Can Work

Todd Moss | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Todd Moss

Lobbyists. They're everything that's wrong about Washington DC. Plying the hallways of power, these operators cut backroom deals and arm-twist politic...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

The Way Out of Corruption Is Paved With Good Governance

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.

2. Let's Choose Legislators Randomly From the Phone Book

Ted Wachtel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Ted Wachtel

What a radical idea: a deliberative body that actually deliberates. And legislators whose main concern is legislation, not fund-raising for the next election. Let's give it a try.

Is Big Data Killing The Humanity In Our Companies?

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Dov Seidman

Unless you've been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years, you've probably noticed how radically our world has been reshaped by ever-expanding technology. Perhaps no part of our world, however, has embraced this shift as fully as business.

Panama Papers Underscore Need for Fair Tax Systems

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The so-called "Panama Papers" scandal reminds us that concealing wealth and avoiding tax payments is neither uncommon nor -- in many cases -- illegal. But the embarrassing leak exposes something else.

Our Next President Must Care About America's International Commitments

Morgan Lowder | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Morgan Lowder

Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly. United Nations Photo Flickr. One of the most unfortunate political trends that we have seen over the...

Humanizing Corporate Governance

Harlan Loeb | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Lawmakers in a trio of Southern states - Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina - recently passed so-called religious freedom bills that, essentially...

When Values Create Value

Javier Saade | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Shareholder value is the ultimate yardstick in capitalism, no doubt. But what happens when a company's value creation mechanism is directly aligned with a mission that resonates and that is rooted with a greater social aspiration?

Here's How to Get Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All by 2030

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera speaks to press at the Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15, 2016 When it comes to wat...

We the Portuguese People: Fighting For What Matters

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Last week the Portuguese people learned that their former Ministry of Finance accepted a job at Arrow Global -- a leading global debt purchaser and ma...

The Republican Race and the Politics of Unintended Consequences

Terry Newell | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

The rise of Trump and Cruz is the result of political miscalculation -- the failure of the Republican party to think long term about the implications of a strategy and its possible unintended consequences.

Is Growth Desirable? Address the Fundamentals First

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

By Chang Yee KWAN, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Economic growth is measured by the change in the value ...

Business: What Will You Do When Ransomware Asks for a Donation?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Much has been said over the recent news that the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a $17,000 ransom in bitcoin to a hacker who seized control...

Growth and its Side Effects

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For developing countries, the high growth policies come with greater challenges. One of the side effects of growth is its high income inequality.