TED: Angela Wang

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED@BCG that took place on October 4 in Milan (Italy), under the general title of Break the mold. When I saw this talk on TED.com I knew I had to watch it. After all, just a few weeks ago I wrote about the huge growth of e-commerce […]

new breed of teachers

Just a few days ago I quoted Arthur C. Clarke, who said that Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be. A bit harsh, maybe, but being brutally honest doesn’t make you less honest (if anything, it makes you more honest). Sure, many of you will probably think that the same could […]

TED: Jacob Morgan

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxAcademy that took place on September 30 in Athens (Greece), under the general title of Our Best Self. After graduating from college with honors and a dual Bachelors degree in economics and psychology, Jacob Morgan was excited to join the corporate world. He had dreams of one […]

educational leadership

Running a school, just like running any other organization or company, is no easy task. I know all too well: you need to juggle rules and regulations with the interests and needs of parents and staff while you put your students first and center of everything you do and while you take care of day-to-day […]

digital banking

There are few things that I hate more than waiting in line. And if there is one place where you are guaranteed to have to wait in line that is your bank. Surprisingly, I may add, after so many years of online banking and the widespread availability of mobile banking apps for our mobile devices. […]

re-invent yourself, often

Lifetime loyalty to a company (or shushinkoyou) used to be a tenet of Japanese culture. It traces back to the 1920s, when lifetime employment policies were officially enacted since they were believed to engender a bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom mutuality of corporate mission. Those habits intensified after World War II, when Japan faced a labor shortage and, […]