Deciding in a risky world In a VUCA world, you need to understand volatility and uncertainty. Yet even CEOs, CFOs and senior business people I work with are ignorant of some of the basics of risk and probability, which can make them the “sucker” in the game. (In poker, we say if you can’t spot the […]
Writing Truth Wars is hard! Not only is the subject vast, touching on journalism, Facebook, critical thinking, science, politics, corporate fraud and much more – the landscape on which the book reports changes daily (hourly?) Furthermore, without a publisher and chunky advance, the very annoying job of earning a crust interferes with scholarship, research, and […]
A few years ago, I gave many one-day seminars on leadership, and on time management. Here are the slides from a one-hour introduction to some of the concepts from Getting Things Done – David Allen’s signature method for running your life. The tools within are the simplest, most elegant way of managing time that I’ve […]
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast! It’s been a long time in the making and I’m really excited to finally share it with all of you. The THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast asks the question, “How can contemporary philosophy and science help us make better choices, lead better lives, […]
Listen to this four minute clip on the difference between an ethical and unethical business, and most importantly what I think the biggest differentiator is. Spoiler: it is having people unafraid to have values[based conversations, which are scary, and emotionally challenging but essential if ethical norms are to be followed.
At our review of the biggest business ethics disasters of 2016, we talked about Wells Fargo, AI, and Big Pharma. The audience asked some great questions, about GREED being a motivator, and about neuroscience and its relationship to ethics. Here are some of my answers. In this 3m clip you will find a taste of […]
I had the privilege of moderating a panel of experts on Wells Fargo, Big Pharma, and AI at the Institute for Enterprise Ethics – I started with the challenge to expertise that post-truth represents.
More than happy? Flourishing captures more of what is important to human beings – and provides a richer compass for their lives than happiness. You can find a post explaining human flourishing here. This is a questionnaire from the book Reboot Your Career. If you find this valuable, don’t forget to sign up for more […]
Truth Wars Wars are part of human history, but 20th century nuclear weapons made them more destructive than ever. Wisdom prevailed; here we still are. Truth wars, that is fighting over truth, are also a bloody part of our history, and 21st century technology has brought new combatants: for example, a fake news industry, and […]