As the year ends, a shout-out for building responsible executive reputation is in order. We are lucky to have leaders like Bill Gates and Bill Clinton who have devoted their next chapters to responsible endeavors that make a difference. Reputations can be burnished in surprising ways.
Online transactions, once relegated to leaps of faith, have evolved into our status quo. Before we break out our credit card numbers and make a purchase, we all engage in a ritual dance that somewhat resembles a fast-forwarded courtship.