brainroads-toward-tomorrows mental patterns


pyramid to dna

Thought-scapes, brainroads and brain-addresses

… for navigating a changing world — a
world continuing to move
toward unimagined futureS


Awareness ↑ ↓

Supplemental awareness PDFs

Notes from Peter Drucker’s work on
developmental directions — a PDF



TLN overview


A GIANT thought-scape ↑
connected to everything

now is the time to
see and explore that thought-scape
with its brainroads and brain-addresses …

(↑ ~7mb PDF download ↑ ::: iPad annotation? ↑ ::: see links below)




Are we embedded in
a static world,
a world moving linearly
or something else?


Larger view


Most successful executive … ::: … organized by information




“Making a living is no longer enough,” …

“Work also has to make a life .” Druckerism




Freedom may be the governing concept




“You must take integrating responsibility
for putting yourself into the big picture.” New Pluralism


Aim high


Allocating your life




We know only two things about the future.

1. It cannot be known.

2. It will be different
from what exists now
and from what we now expect” Druckerism


Being prepared to make the future
requires a
pre-thought work approach

A pre-thought work approach that is
adequate to the challenges ahead ↓

when there is a crisis there is insufficient time to THINK

The future that has already happened



“Your thinking, choices, decisions are determined by
what you’ve SEEN (and here) that challenges your assumptions



Your horizons are determined by what you’ve SEEN ↑ ↓


“We cannot see things unless
we are prepared to see them” more & true system

Nobody is going to do this ↑ for you — quite the opposite




“Decision making is a time machine here

that synchronizes into a single time — the present
a great number of divergent time spans.”




We can make decisions only in the present,
and yet we cannot make decisions for the present alone;
the most expedient, most opportunistic decision—let alone
the decision not to decide at all—
may commit us for a long time,
if not permanently and irrevocably.” — Chapter 11, MRE by Druckerism




“The future requires decisions-now. It imposes risk-now.
It requires action-now.” Druckerism




“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker




When we’re working on something
we’re blind to the “social tsunami”
approaching from our rear …




The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” …

“It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




“The stepladder is gone, and
there’s not even the implied structure
of an industry’s rope ladder.

It’s more like vines …


and you bring your own machete.

You don’t know
what you’ll be doing next


Individuals who don’t work on this
are sabotaging their family tree
and the future of society




What does all of this ↑ ↓ mean for you?

dense reading and dense listening
thinking broad and thinking detailed






How could you make this “thoughtscape” ↑ ↓ operational?
a partial workflow




The remainder of this page has four major sections:

An example of a brainroad — the section below

A list of links that exist on the large PDF file introduced at the top of this page

A linear work-life breadcrumb trail example

A list of recent topics that entered my radar through my news sources


An introductory brainroad example

Starting at the top of memo read down to the “attention scape” link and click it or just click the “attention” link below

On the “Attention” page read down to the “jump to preparing to see” link and click that link

Read down to “Beyond the numbers barrier” link and click that link which leads to “Management, Technology, Society

On the “Management, Technology, Society” page read down to “it would be difficult to say” link and click that link

On the “Men, Ideas, Politics” page read down to the “purposeful innovation” link and click that link

On the Innovation and Entrepreneurship page read down to “Innovation starting point” then return to Men, Idea, and Politics and finish reading → close that window

Finish reading the interesting thoughts on the remaining open windows and close them


Explorers need a way to keep track of the brain-addresses they’ve visited and explored along a brainroad.


They need a brain-address book — a mental travel log (Daily Drucker example) that can be revisited at will


A pre-thought work approach

The management revolution




Three types of intelligence and nine action behaviors (someone with the power to make or break your life may be “observing” you)


Everyone enters this world totally ignorant.

This total ignorance is the foundation of their lives.

Almost everyone gets their guidance from someone with a near total ignorance foundation rather than a social or political ecologist

Very, very, very few perceive that they need to look elsewhere.


The Über Mentor

“But they (political/social ecologist) also know that the man-made environment of society, polity, and economics, like the environment of nature itself, knows no balance except dynamic disequilibriumcontinue

Notes on political/social ecologists

Adventures of a Bystander



Books by Peter Drucker


Leaders and leadershipno BS


The brain is the thing → Humor, hindsight and insight, creativity and lateral thinking, lateral thinking as process, judgment and provocation, the word "Po", the stepping stone method, the escape method, the random stimulation method, general use of lateral thinking, the logic of lateral thinking … more




Links on TLN Overview PDF





Search YouTube for "History of the world in two hours" if this link doesn't work. What happened to America before Columbus?


Hong-Kong then and more recent



News sources I follow on Twitter

attention directing tool

“Making a living is no longer enough, work also has to make a life.” Druckerism


Thinking broad and thinking detailed

Economic development


“We know only two things about the future.

It cannot be known.

It will be different from what exists now and from what we now expect” Druckerism


The future of the city

The emerging knowledge society

Content and structure of the economy — a launching pad toward tomorrowS click me

The Shift To The Knowledge Society

Knowledge and Technology

The search for knowledge, as well as the teaching thereof, has traditionally been dissociated from application

Product/service adoption speeds and life spans

We can only work toward the horizonS on our mental radar

Action system view Click me

Awareness link



↑ What Everybody Knows Is Frequently Wrong ::: If You Keep Doing What Worked in the Past You’re Going to Fail ::: Approach Problems with Your Ignorance—Not Your Experience ::: Develop Expertise Outside Your Field to Be an Effective Manager ::: Outstanding Performance Is Inconsistent with Fear of Failure ::: You Must Know Your People to Lead Them ::: People Have No Limits, Even After Failure ::: Base Your Strategy on the Situation, Not on a Formula — A Class With Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World's Greatest Management Teacher

You don’t know what your’e going to be doing next continue

Five deadly sins Druckerism

Big picture → Knowledge specialty

Thinking as a skill

The Society of Organizations

Topics introduced in RSS feeds and podcasts (see below). Google the phrases below ↓

Project Syndicate

McKinsey and Company

Knowledge at Wharton

Bloomberg Benchmarks

Why is thinking important? Edward de Bono

The Daily Drucker (sample pages) and freedom is the heaviest burden laid on man

The danger of too much planning — how would you make this operational?

Successful careers not planned

Post-capitalist executive

The Josh Abrams Story




A linear “work life” bread-crumb trail example



Aim high

Luther, Machiavelli, and the Salmon

Imagining navigation course changes

The Human Situation Today

Knowledge specialty

Allocating your life

The individual in entrepreneurial society

Where do I begin to read Drucker?


Stuck in a rut



larger version


Managing Oneself brainroad — a revolution in human affairs

The need for roots

An introductory PDF

It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context

Life 2.0

The Wisdom of Peter Drucker

The post-capitalist executive

You have to learn to manage in situations where you don’t have command authority, where you are neither controlled nor controlling.

More than anything else, the individual has to take more responsibility for himself or herself, rather than depend on the company

Danger of too much planning ::: The return on luck ::: Water logic (how do you make the foregoing operational?)

The Effective Executive

Conditions for survival

What executives should remember

The memo THEY don’t want you to see



Just go out and make YOURSELF usefulDruckerism

career time view




Recent topics on my radar — that you can Google



What goes on behind closed doors?

The Power and Purpose of Objectives: The Marks & Spencer Story and Its Lessons !!!


We know only two things about the future.

1. It cannot be known.

2. It will be different
from what exists now
and from what we now expect Druckerism


Economic content & structure connected to “life in time” ↑ ↓


Larger composite ↑ ::: Economic & content and structure ::: Adoption rates: one & two ::: broader

The Management Revolution ↑ ::: Developing countries

Toward a better map? ↓ Elements of a worldview ↓

Before 4/3/2019

Aramco’s Big Reveal: What We Learned About the Saudi Oil Giant

China’s Decade of Sweeping Economic Change

Financial Prey for the Populists

How to Beat a Populist

The New-Old Globalization

Europe and the New Imperialism

Suze Orman wants you to stop ‘peeing $1 million down the drain’

Sssnakes on a map

Corporate America Can’t Afford to Ignore Gen Z


Captain Planet should have been a woman

Forget collusion, the problem is corruption and complacency

Quote of the week:

Would Index Funds Keep Pace With The Forbes 400 Richest?

What if Zero Interest Rates Are the New Normal?

What Drives Disruption? (Hint: It’s Not Technology)

Experts discuss the view from Putin’s world

No Middle-Income Trap for China

Europe Needs a Global Strategy

The Transatlantic Continental Drift

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

A brief history of NATO, from Truman to Trump

How global development leaders think their field is changing

Europe Must Unite on China

Governors’ strategies for geographic and racial inclusion

Women staging a labor force comeback

The tragedy of tech companies: Getting the regulation they want

The Trump Contagion

California Has the Jobs but Not Enough Homes

The Economic Consequences of Global Uncertainty

The Economy’s Last Best Hope- Superstar Middle Managers

A Growing Problem in Real Estate- Too Many Too Big Houses

The future of manufacturing

The Ambition Europe Needs

Lachlan Murdoch takes control of Fox Corp. But how will he deal with President Trump?

Are the kids alright? Saving and wealth accumulation among the millennial generation

Advanced economies’ fiscal policies had big boost and drag effects after the financial crisis

The Fed’s tightening contributed to the growth of securitized mortgages

Toward a New Global Charter

Technology operations: A flywheel for performance improvement

The Blind Spot in the Trade Debate

A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank

Where progress with China is most likely — and where it isn’t

Think Local, Develop Better

Bretton Woods at 75

Showing Europe’s True Colors

Special Edition: Brexit, the Season Finale?

Stagnant Capitalism

The Irish conquest of America

The strongmen are back. And we have no idea how to confront them

Understanding the Fed’s Dovish Turn

Maduro’s Useful Idiots

Resilience and tolerances

Amazon’s second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote

Does it Matter Where You Go To College? Some Context For The Admissions Scandal

Unlocking Secrets of Memory and Time in the Brain

Companies Hire on Potential — If Only They Knew What That Meant

How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

What Europe’s Populist Right is Getting Right

Modern Monetary Realism

Thomas L. Friedman: Why I’m optimistic

Thomas L. Friedman on restoring the middle class

Keys to a sustainable transformation: A conversation with Seth Goldstrom

Thomas L. Friedman: Why simple fixes don’t work anymore

Thomas L. Friedman: An interview with Mother Nature

Thomas L. Friedman: Technology moves in steps

Thomas L. Friedman: The three climate changes

Debt: Is it the Calm Before the Storm?

Can Economics Shake Its Shibboleths?

Can Nuclear Energy Save the Planet?

More productive, more diverse: What ‘Vital Stats’ tells us about the new Congress

The High Costs of the New Cold War

What are the most important organizational health practices?

Are elite colleges really a ‘golden ticket’ to a successful life?

Student Loans Change Lives

Your Environment is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared

Bringing Poland Back to Europe

Overheating About Global Warming

What’s Wrong with Contemporary Capitalism?

Market Concentration is Threatening the US Economy

How to Lose Friends and Impoverish People

Powering mobility’s future with wireless EV charging: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

The 23 most unforgettable last sentences in fiction

From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers

The Case for a Bold Economics

Money to Launder? Here’s How (Hint: Find a Bank)

Princess Sheikha Latifa tried to flee Dubai. She left a video to prove it

Spending reviews: A powerful approach to value in public finance

The coming trends of mobility transformation

40 Stories From Women About Life in the Military

The Revolt Against Big Food

What’s Driving the Demand for Data Scientists?

Warren Buffett: “Really Successful People Say No To Almost Everything”

The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative: Will it work?

Europe in the Shadows

How Business Leaders Can Navigate the Unknown — and Thrive

What is u*?

The diversity gap for public school teachers is actually growing across generations

Banking on Refugees

Here’s Where to Find the World’s Super Rich, From Paris to Tokyo

The Oppression of the Supermajority

The Best Type of Exercise to Burn Fat

How to take the ‘outside view’

Putting people first in public-sector transformations

Europe’s Crucial Year: Will it Rise to the Challenge?

Putin Wants His Own Internet

deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began

What Iran’s 1979 revolution meant for US and global oil markets

India’s China Problem in Pakistan

Keep Politics Out of Europe’s Competition Decisions

Renewing Europe

Beyond the Traditional Family

The Most Expensive Commutes in America Aren’t in NYC or San Francisco

The new phones are coming: The real-world impact of foldable screens and 5G

Modern Monetary Nonsense

The Madness of Airline Élite Status

Right on track

A New Word for That Feeling When Travel Makes Everything New

Working parents are an endangered species. That’s why Democrats are talking child care

All the ways American teenagers are under enormous pressure to succeed

This is What Peak Car Looks Like

Why Trump’s Effort to Narrow the Trade Gap Has Flopped So Far

Are You a Confident or Overconfident Boss- Here’s How to Tell

Here’s what smart rich people really do with their nest egg

The future of higher education: A conversation with Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University

Thomas L. Friedman: The world’s gone from flat, to fast, to deep

The future of higher education: A conversation with Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University

No One Listening- Maybe You’re the Problem

The Best Way for Newbies to Invest for Retirement

Coffee, Cocoa, and the Cutting Edge

Europe’s Missing Champions

Europe’s Leaders Are Aiding Italy’s Populists

The platform play: How to operate like a tech company

What is leadership?

Ford’s transformation: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

Mohamed El-Erian: What’s Driving Uncertainty in the Global Economy

Follow Warren Buffett’s Advice: Be Greedy With Kraft Heinz While Others Are Fearful

Apple dominates the podcast market. But for how long?

Using Parts of Speech to Improve Your Writing Style

Intellectual Freedom and Its New Enemies

Deep Learning vs Machine Learning: What Your Firm Needs to Know

‘Don’t call me before you text’: The new rules of communicating in the digital era

The Case for Green Realism

Wag the Dictator

Anger over tariffs obscures a shift in patterns of global trade

Less Fluff, More Stuff: The Science of Productive Meetings

Lessons for telling time

Risky Retirement Business

The Accidental Atlanticist

Should Bold Ideas Drown Out Old Ideas?

Acorn TV London Kills - February

It’s time to bridge the military-civilian divide in the US

A climate of hatred

Kraft Heinz Faces Existential Crisis as Stock Tumbles to New Low

The [New] Human Movement

The second great inflection point in mobility innovation

Don’t let sloppy emails ruin productivity

With new technology challenges, remember we’ve been here before

Telescopes and microscopes

Business and Biodiversity

Will Germany Permit Joint European Security?

How to Establish Your Brand ‘Voice’ on Social Media

Mark Cuban explains how to make a 16% guaranteed return

How to Get the Best Results from Big Data Analysis

Discovering a more inclusive private sector development where least expected

The Ideology Trap

This Time Really is Different

Private markets come of age

Seven key practices for lifelong learners

Planning in an agile organization

Finding Fulfillment in Life: The First Step is Redefining Success

Is There a Brewing Subprime Auto Loan Crisis?

Stop ‘whitesplaining’ racism to me

Why transformations fail: A conversation with Seth Goldstrom

Personal resilience in transformations: A conversation with Jon Garcia

The learning S curve and individual development

Millennial socialists want to shake up the economy and save the climate

Should You Take That Promotion- Well, Maybe

Republicans Need to Save Capitalism

Trump’s wall will not prevent America’s diversity boom

Some problems are easier to sell

From back office to innovation’s front lines with next-gen global business services

The next era of globalization will be shaped by customers, technology, and value chains

Essential components of a learning and development strategy

Fact-checking Trump’s speech declaring a national emergency

It takes more than 2 to tango: Impact bonds in Latin America and the Caribbean

How racial and regional inequality affect economic opportunity

Are Financial Health and Physical Fitness Joined At The Hip?

The Road From Thatcherism

Europe’s Power Deficit

How Developing Critical-thinking Skills Can Help Your Business

Want to Foster Prosperity? Focus on Market-creating Innovations

Debt management in a challenging environment: Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

Democracy Beyond Voting and Protests

What Will Succeed GDP?

Science and Subterfuge in Economics

What President Trump hasn’t told his rallies about free trade

New study shows what your community needs to do to survive the impact of automation

Do tax increases always contract economies?

A Survival Kit for the City of London

Why a 70% Top Tax Rate Will Miss Its Mark

Do Americans marry for love or money? Finally, an answer

Fyre Festival to fashion week, how do Instagram influencers make so much money?

6 Idea Generation Methods That May Be Better Than Brainstorming

Pete Buttigieg

The trap of early feedback

France and Germany Must Change the Game

What Venezuela Tells Europe About Russia

The 2019 Best Countries Report: Which Nations Ranked Highest?

Hackers keep trying to get malicious Windows file onto MacOS

Americans view Mueller as more credible than Trump, but views of his probe are scattered

Europe, Please Wake Up

What’s Really Impeding Efforts to Educate Individual Investors

Teachers can’t afford Denver without living with roommates and getting side jobs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics in 5 Incredible Minutes

How disruptive technologies are opening up innovative opportunities in services

All the ways Gen X is financially wrecked

The depressing reason rich people are now the fastest-growing segment of renters

How do people envision their last days on Earth? The answers may surprise you

The future of capitalism in emerging markets

Reshaping the global fashion trade

Improving training to promote lifelong employability

AI in Europe: Tackling the gap

Is Reddit the Most Influential Site on the Internet?

Sergei Millian, identified as an unwitting source for the Steele dossier, sought proximity to Trump’s world in 2016

33 Killer Conversation Starters So You Can Start A Conversation With Anyone

Debt Derangement Syndrome

End the US Stranglehold on the World Bank

The future of manufacturing: Your people

Being a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Neuroscience

‘Downton Shabby’: How a Hollywood guy is saving his British ancestral home

Examining Angela Ahrendts’ five-year tenure as head of Apple Retail

Building inclusion into 5G wireless networks

Are you being manipulated?

The Coming China Shock

Is Japan’s Sun Rising?

Dirty Money and Tainted Philanthropy

The Mirage of a Global Euro

The Costs of a Brexit Brain Drain

Trends in the fashion industry India

A conversation with Jay Ireland, former president and CEO, GE Africa

The European Commission’s Taxing New Idea

What is Xi Jinping Thought?

Automation won’t bring an apocalypse — but that doesn’t mean it will be easy

When you’re over your head

A Second Chance to Fix Finance

Is the “Populist” Tide Retreating?

Can ‘Opportunity Zones’ Lift Up America’s Struggling Towns?

The 35 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview

Bystanders of Sears’ downfall will get their day in court Monday

Inside the Takedown That Put Carlos Ghosn in Jail

The New Beijing-Moscow Axis

Hope Hicks, West Wing Alum, Begins Her Second Act on the West Coast

How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

How to capture what the customer wants

Getting to know the global-minded Chinese traveler

AI in public-sector problems

Belichick’s Success Explained

Doing business in Africa: My experience

10 things we learned at Brookings in January

A Green New Deal for Europe

Are Multinationals Eclipsing Nation-States?

The Ghosts of Versailles

The services solution for unlocking industry’s next growth opportunity

‘The Davos of Value Change’: Some New Topics Take Center Stage

Why conservatives should avoid government shutdowns

Nuggets from the Fed’s new Financial Stability and Supervision & Regulation reports

How Data Analytics Can Boost Any Organization’s Performance

Education systems need alignment for teaching and learning 21st century skills

How Germany Lost its Einsteins

The Sorry State of the World Economy

Factual, or Warm and Fuzzy? Why Choosing the Right Words Matters

Trump and his aides offer the public a glimpse of their private notes — no matter how revealing

The repetition of stories

Lessons of East Asia’s Human-Capital Development

There is No Sino-American Trade War

Richest in U.S. Have a Few Tricks to Avoid Democrats’ Tax Plans

What’s behind the relationship between Israel and Arab Gulf states?

Opportunity costs just went up

Digital Dangers to Democracy

Why China Must Save Less

Warnings from the Global Trade Cycle

How Europe’s Populists Can Win

Digital transformation and the G-20: A wake-up call for policymakers

How to extract maximum value from a zero-based design approach to customer journeys

Lessons from corporate behavioral-science units

How to Eat to Save the World

The World’s Responsibility to Educate

The Demise of Western Illusions in Syria

The global distribution of corporate profits and the power curve

This is what’s making Americans less satisfied with their finances

What White, Western Audiences Don’t Understand About Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up’

Super Rich Americans Are Getting Younger and Multiplying

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Hate Your Job

Joyless growth in China, India, and the United States

The Three Revolutions Economics Needs

The Right Investments to Address the Human Capital Crisis

Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

Why India’s Smartphone Revolution is a Double-edged Sword

1,500 private jets expected at Davos, where attendees are discussing ‘safeguarding our planet’ from climate change

The top 26 billionaires are as wealthy as 3.8 billion people

50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency

The Think-Tank Dilemma

The Metamorphosis of Central Europe

Decision Time for the Future of Corporate Taxation

A social justice movement inspired

The richest people on the planet had mixed fortunes last year — due to one simple thing

The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do about it)

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?

UPS driver saves dog from drowning in icy pond: ‘She wasn’t going to make it’

The World Economy Goes Hollywood

The value of digital ID for the global economy and society

Five hidden ways that globalization is changing

Six lessons on how to embrace the next-generation operating model

773 million email addresses exposed in ‘mega data breach’ — here’s how to see if yours is one of them

Impeach Donald Trump

Hutchins Roundup: Working rich, robotic automation, and more

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and global value chains

Building a creative talent strategy

5 puzzles in the international economy

Long Live Globalization

Global Taxation for the Digital Age

What Changes Will the EU See in 2019?

Can higher mortality be a sign of progress?

Trump’s Brain Drain

How US Monetary Policy Has Tamed China

Rhymes from Central Europe

Disruption, Concentration, and the New Economy

Before 1/15/2019

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

Battling Eight Giants with Basic Income

A wall can’t fix what global migration and refugee compacts can

‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way — can the rest of the world keep up?

Shelter from the Storm in 2019

Sal Khan on democratizing education

What is digital analytics? The CFO’s role

How Introverts Can Learn to Network Effectively

Jason Furman on policies to shape the future of work

11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends

Jane Curtin: ‘My New Year’s Resolution is To Make Sure The Republican Party Dies’

3 easy New Year’s Resolutions to boost your financial success

Hilbert’s list

Nature vs. Infrastructure

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier

Who is really middle class in America? This chart shows just how much family size matters

The 10 most popular Brookings content pieces of 2018

China’s Myth-Busting Miracle

Why is the Fed Still Raising Interest Rates?

Coming to America: Who Was First?


How high will interest rates go? History offers some clues

For Sears Workers, a Chaotic, Heartbreaking Last Christmas

Don’t Be Shocked- Trump is Being Trump

Could China Turn Inward?

Learning from China

What Do Thought Leaders Think?

How China and the world can win together

Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink Stephen Hawking Opinion The Guardian

‘Canada’s Warren Buffett’ Drives His Own Pickup Truck

The Biggest Emerging Market Debt Problem is in America

In Defense of Nationalism

Our fundamental attribution error

Finding the Virtue in Private Equity Firms

Using AI and Video to Learn How the World Works

These Neighborhoods Attract America’s Highest Earners

Police detective demoted after dropping his retired K-9 at an animal shelter

(Not so) Happy birthday to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Growing faster than the market: Three questions the C-suite should ask

Financial Globalization and Productivity Growth

A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations

Does it Matter Where You Go to College?

Middle class incomes have slumped, stagnated or grown, depending on the measure

The Real Roots of American Rage

The new dividing line in Western politics

Realigning global support-function footprints in a digital world

The Great American Tax Heist Turns One

Unlocking Public Wealth

Making Retirement Work

Trump’s Anti-Service Economy

The transformation of global acquiring

“I didn’t do the reading…”

Who’s Afraid of China’s Influence?

Why Perks No Longer Cut it for Workers

Lies, Damned Lies, and AI

China’s Boldest Experiment

The Strengthening Case Against Trump

Is Waiting a Lost Art?

Before 12/9/2018

Here’s what smart rich people really do with their nest egg

The Leadership of Cities

How Cities Can Create the Next Silicon Valley

Customers’ views on ACES mobility

Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

Soros v. Gates: What Makes a Philanthropist?

The New Risks in Risk Regulation

This is the most powerful passport in the world (it’s not American)

Capital Takes All

The Future of Global-Health Coordination

What it takes to go agile

An approach to zero based organization redesign

The CFO’s role: Prioritize, transform, repeat

Philadelphia Fed’s Patrick Harker: How Fintech Will Shape the Future

Exit Line: The Effects of Employee Turnover on Manufacturing

An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep

Beyond GDP

Can the World Bank Redeem Itself?

Putting the Public Back in Public Health

The Great Macro Divergence

Populism is Rooted in Politics, not Economics

China Deserves its Economic Success

The prosperity of high-growth economies

Building the zero-based culture

Four ways to make better strategy choices

Why General Motors Shifted Gears in Its Manufacturing Strategy

Where Are the Corporate Patriots?

How technology created a lonely workplace

Parents are borrowing more money for their kids’ college — and struggling to repay it

Do Americans marry for love or money? Finally, an answer

Judgment, recognition and operacy

Standing on Peter Drucker’s shoulders to shape the future

China — The Land That Failed to Fail

Why GM CEO Mary Barra killed Chevrolet cars, approved likely plant closures

Pollution by the Numbers

Financing International Cooperation

Three Big Leadership Clichés – and How to Rethink Them

Software is still eating the world

China’s Four Traps

The new normal in lifelong learning

Why Agile is Eating The World

Five key questions clients ask about our energy demand outlook to 2050

The Next Millionaire Next Door Provides A Road Map For Us All

Silent Inflation

The Lost Lessons of World War I

How To Launch A Management Movement

Climate Change, Markets, and Marxism

Brexit and the Global Economy

How to Build a Buyer Persona (Includes Free Template)

The Engineer and The Gardener: the Central Tension in 21st Century Management

This Simple Yet Powerful Weekly Planning Routine Puts You in Control

Before 11/16/2018

On our to-do list: an interview with Google’s productivity expert

How a Gig Mindset Inside Organizations Will Shape Our Future

How Can Countries Reduce Poverty Faster?

Visualizing early childhood development

Inside the New Industrial Revolution

How A Stock Market Crash Could Accelerate Your FIRE

Reclaiming Community

Examining urban development in China

Why Companies Should ‘Blowup Best Practices’

The Secrets Behind Apple’s Design Process

Making the most of years three to five in CEO tenure

Grappling With Globalization 4.0

The next finance transformation starts with the CFO

Before 11/3/2018

Auf Wiedersehen, and Good Riddance

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

Behind the latest rosy jobs figures, here’s the ‘true state’ of Americans’ financial lives

The Reforms China Needs

Getting real on managing employee performance

The Future of Economic Convergence

How to engage employees

The Global Economy’s Three Games

What’s driving superstar companies, industries, and cities

Why We Need a New Way to Measure Economic Performance

Before 10/26/2018

Three Lies That are Setting Fire to the World

Who Deserves Credit for the Strong US Economy?

The superstar firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump

Why China’s Economic Troubles Run Deep

Paris on Foot: 35 Miles, 6 Days and One Blistered Toe

The End of America’s China Fantasy

Taming Capital Flow Volatility

About Oman

The City That Had Too Much Money

What is OCR and how can you benefit from it?

Is Technology Sucking The Life From Us?

We are not the enemy (if we try)

The Sino-American Cold War’s Collateral Damage

The Economics of the Climate Crisis

The High Cost of High Finance

The Unabomber Trial- The Manifesto

Tearing Apart Teslas to Find Elon Musk’s Best and Worst Decisions

The Case Against National AI Strategies

The “No-Growth” Prescription for Misery

Seven rules to crack the code on revenue synergies in M&A

America’s $1.5 trillion student debt is a ‘failed social experiment’

What’s the Impact of More Diverse Corporate Boards?

Self-Fulfilling Financial Crises

Before 10/15/2018

A decade after the financial crisis, it’s a different world

Is apparel manufacturing coming home?

Hidden figures: The quiet discipline of managing people using data

The cornerstones of large-scale technology transformation

Imagining the cities of the future

Trump’s North American Trade Charade

Is There a Replication Crisis in Research?

What does it mean to be “interesting”?

The Most Memorable Strangers You’ve Met While Traveling

The Dollar and its Discontents

Is Pensioner Populism Here to Stay?

Before 10/9/2018

Crazy Rich Asia

Who Wins in Trump’s Trade War?

The New and Not Improved NAFTA

Choosing the Best Students

Metrics for measuring innovation

GE’s Leadership Problem Goes Beyond Its CEO

The Age of Social Giving: How Philanthropy is Evolving Right in Front of Our Eyes

Is Competency-Based Education Just A Recycled Failed Policy?

Can Investments Be Too Efficient?

What’s Behind Trump’s Trade War?

The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us

It’s Amazon’s world. We just live in it

To Maximize Performance, set them Free

The Trump Whisperer

Managing business growth strategies

The rise and the reckoning: Inside Brett Kavanaugh’s circles of influence

China, Japan, and Trump’s America

Why Fake News Campaigns Are So Effective

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting

Crafting the Ideal Mission Statement for Your Organization

Bad Financial Moon Rising

Transformation starts with agile leadership

World’s moral beacon signals bleak times ahead

GE’s $500,000,000,000 Market Wipeout is Like Erasing Facebook

One Hundred Years of Ineptitude

The First Bank of Starbucks

Human Nature and the Ethical Life

Defending Democracy’s Essence

A Strategy for Liberals

Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

Budget based anchoring bias example

The Limitations of Lean Startup Principles

The Inside Story of Trump’s Shambolic Transition Team

What We Can Learn From The Mistakes of Millionaires

The China Tariff Mess

Artificial intelligence and machine learning for executives

Why So Many Underestimate China’s True Economic Power

Chinese Reform During a Trade War

The China Backlash

The Restructuring of the World

Do You Lead with Purpose

Why Private Investment in Public Infrastructure is Declining

Education’s Moonshot Moment

Peter Drucker: From Vienna To Qingdao - Thinkers 50

What really defines wisdom in the workplace

Lessons I Learned from Peter Drucker

The Trade Wars of Codependency

Reaganomics Redux and the Global Economy

What Causes Financial Crises?

Do Spectacular Earnings Justify Spectacular US Stock Prices?

University leaders and the conglomerate challenge

Why the US Would Lose A Trade War with China

Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

Trump’s Currency Confusion Continues

Japan’s Successful Economic Model

How Indonesia’s ecommerce can drive economic development


Emerging Markets’ Shifting Bottom Line

Siegel, Shiller and Stocks: Is the Market Overvalued?

3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

The Emerging World’s High Achievers

Europe’s Refugee Scandal

How to Avoid Trade Wars

The Secret to Great Communication Skills: Be Like Aristotle

Why paying more than $50K for college is like a coin flip

This is why Americans are losing confidence in the housing market

The Free-Market Case Against Tax Competition

The Global Trade System Could Break Down

Looking Beyond Lehman

The American Dream is getting smaller

The global financial crisis: Its impact and the recovery

The Real Causes — and Casualties — of the Housing Crisis

Will Central Bank Create a New Global Financial Crisis?

Forecaster of the Month: Next recession won’t come from household debts, prize-winning forecaster says

The Makings of a 2020 Recession and Financial Crisis

The Global Economy’s Fundamental Weakness

Education in the Age of Automation

A Decade After the Great Recession, is the Global Financial System Safer?

Housing and Mortgage Markets May Have Recovered, but Risks Remain

The Auto Bailout 10 Years Later: Was it the Right Call?

Will New Regulations Avert Another Meltdown?

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not

Lab-grown brain bits open windows to the mind — and a maze of ethical dilemmas

A Fragmented Multilateralism?

Federalism 2.0

Who Really Creates Value in an Economy?

What is Threatening Science?

How the Great Recession Impacted American Workers

Warren Buffett Recounts His Role During 2008 Financial Crisis

Russian Propaganda’s Western Enablers

The Real Problem with Free Trade

The Global Economy Ten Years After

A Spy Story- Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy

40% of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need like food or rent

Eight Steps to Improving Work Performance

Reinventing Museums for the Digital Generation

If You Think Socialism’s Unaffordable, You Don’t Understand Capitalism

The shrinking of America’s middle class has finally ground to a halt

Beyond Secular Stagnation

Modeling the global economic impact of AI

How to Improve U.S. Infrastructure: Four Key Policy Changes

The End of Capitalism

What Lehman Brothers’ Failure Means Today

The Two Sides of American Exceptionalism

Can ASEAN Turn Geostrategic and Technological Disruption into Opportunity?

Solving the UK productivity puzzle in the digital age

How Junk Bond Funds Can Be an Early Economic Indicator

Trump’s Policies Will Displace the Dollar

Decoding Currency Crises

Setting the Record Straight on Secular Stagnation

Generous Giving Or Phony Philanthropy? A Critique Of Well-Meaning ‘Winners’

How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle

before 9/1/2018

A Decade After the Global Financial Crisis: What Has (And Hasn’t) Changed?

The Death of the Manager: The Rise of the Enabler

American Political Economy, Disrupted

The Slavery Incentive

Saving Capitalism from Economics 101

What has and hasn’t changed since the global financial crisis?

Outside OmniFocus

A Woman’s Place is in the Digital Revolution

The Three Tribes of Austerity

Stripping Away Entrepreneur Myths

Was the Financial Crisis Wasted?

Why is the Renminbi Depreciating?

How Indonesia’s ecommerce can drive economic development

Maria Butina’s NRA networking is a Russian spy tactic. Being a public figure isn’t

The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

What to Do When You’re Bad at Money

The Current Account Counts

The Depth of the Next US Recession

The Myth of Secular Stagnation

Brace yourself, this is how much America’s 1% has saved

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

The Liberty of Nations

America’s Hidden Debt

How this couple quit their jobs to see the world – without going broke

Drugs, Gunboats, and China’s Score to Settle

In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

Mike Pence, ‘Christian supremacist’: 6 key takeaways from a new book

Violating the ‘Law of One Price’ in the Financial Crisis

How Hidden Fees Hurt the Middle Class

How to Prevent Winner-Takes-All Democracy

Trump’s Strong-Dollar Weakness

Has the Emerging-Economy Crisis Cycle Ended?

The American Dream is getting smaller

The 10 commandments of retirement

Making Migration Safe for Climate Nexus

How China’s Demographic Time Bomb Threatens its Economy

Where Immigrants Go, Economic Growth Follows

Evanescent boundaries

How to Ask for Help and Actually Get It

The Tricky Task of Managing the New, Multigenerational Workplace

How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time

A Better World is Here

What Marketers Are Doing Wrong in Data Analytics

The Zero-Sum Economy

Why is the Middle Class Dying Out?

Legal watchdog wants Commerce IG to investigate Wilbur Ross

Realizing Globalization’s Innovative Potential

Here’s how the recession may have cost you $70,000 in lifetime income

The Case Of Wilbur Ross’ Phantom $2 Billion

Hard work may not pay after all

How to Be an Ace Salary Negotiator (Even if You Hate Conflict)

What is zero-based budgeting, and why does it matter?

Globalization with Chinese Characteristics

Equality for All?

The Trump Administration’s Dead End on Trade

Analytics in education: How colleges and universities can transform outcomes

How electric vehicles could change the load curve

The basics of electric-vehicle charging infrastructure

Global Politics for a Globalized Economy

Steve Bannon’s European Adventure

16 Facebook Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

When Economic History Improves With Time

Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth

The Promise of Liberal Identity Politics

How Ties to Expat Communities Impact International Firm Expansion

Manageable and Unmanageable Managing

Is Charity for the Poor Futile?

Putting FDI (foreign direct investment) on the G20 Agenda

New York City today: Slow subways, slummy projects, soaring rents

China’s Summer of Discontent

S&P 500’s slimmer dividend yield could leave less money on the table for stock investors

If Trump Ruled Venice

Organization or talent : Comments on Ulrich

The US is at Risk of Losing a Trade War with China

Good Oligarch, Bad Oligarch

The Western Illusion of Chinese Innovation

Geospatial analytics for omnichannel retail

Trump’s Immigration Trap

New Rules for the New Global Economy

Private equity exit strategies to create value

How Do You Get People to Tell the Truth?

Stress Testing China’s System Reform

The BRICS in a Multipolar World

Trump, mad about Fed interest rate hikes, only has himself to blame - Business Insider

America’s Grassroots Saviors

‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave

9 Management Practices of Effective Leaders

A milestone for Chrome security: marking HTTP as “not secure”

Avoid Crowds at Popular Destinations to Try These Hidden Gems

Borrowing from the Populists’ Playbook

Can Multilateralism Survive?

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which is it?

George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He is Losing

How to Debate a Populist

Let There Be More Than Light

Moving Beyond LinkedIn: A Better Strategy for Switching Careers

Nationalism, Immigration, and Economic Success

Rick Steves: The Value of Travel at TEDxRainier

Should Corporate Social Responsibility Include Political Responsibility?

Storytelling Can Help Companies Build Rapport

The Evolution of Global Governance

The Problem With Innovation- The Biggest Companies Are Hogging All the Gains

The Thai Cave Rescue: What Are the Leadership Lessons?

Trumpism and the Philosophy of World Order

White House budget projects $1 trillion deficit in 2019

Will Bitcoin Save Us From Google?

A catastrophe journal

The agile manager

How to Avoid Becoming Another GE

Xi Jinping’s Vision for Global Governance

Intellectual Property, Not intellectual Monopoly

Taxing the intangible Economy

Senators Challenge The S.E.C. On Share Buybacks

The Global Economy’s Uncertain Future

US and Chinese tech giants compete in emerging markets with different strategies: US firms establish subsidiaries, Chinese companies invest in local players

How innovation is shaping city trends in Europe

The Education of Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker’s view on Project Management

CFOs must act now to build the digital finance function of the future

Driving growth is a relentless daily pursuit

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed if it Becomes a Movement

Should Leadership Feel More Like Love?

America’s Decline Never Seems to Arrive

The Cognitive Limits of Lifelong Learning

Big Tech is a Big Problem

How Can We Retain the Benefits of Globalization?

M&A Market Headed for a Record, Powered

Co-opting the Constitution: How Corporations influence American Law

How to get away with financial fraud

How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign — and came under investigators’ scrutiny

Everyone is Canceled

Saigon, 1965 with Malcolm Gladwell

The Prime Minister and the Prof with Malcolm Gladwell

Putin Family Values

Is China’s innovation Strategy An Unfair Trade Policy?

America’s Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future

Anger in America

The Roy Cohn I Knew Was a Small, Sad Man

Trump’s Gift to China

A transformative experience for leading a transformation

Job Training in the Digital Age: Learning to Do, Not Think

Nationalism Will Go Bankrupt

Housing in America: where’s the progress?

Which Anti-Poverty Policies Work?

Avoiding the Sino-American Technology Trap

The New Natural World

How Jack Reacher Was Built

Some thoughts on the crisis of liberalism—and how to fix it

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

The Prime Minister and the Professor- Confidence Man - HistoryNet

Living and Working in 30 Different Economies: A Curated Resource List

The Anatomy of Global Debt

Leading for the long term

Why Willingness to Pay Doesn’t Mean Consumers Like What They Buy

Putin’s Economic Dilemma

Our Infant Information Revolution

How can business leaders make the new world of work better for people?

A Stalin-era Gulag survivor never saw her husband again. USA TODAY found him

The Problem with Protectionism

America’s Baby Bust

Stretching (goals)

How to prepare for TEOTWAWKI

The Garment Industry’s Technology Challenge

The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End

Trump Hates the Trade Deficit. Most Economists Don’t. - The New York Times

How does the balance of trade impact currency exchange rates? Investopedia

Why Today’s Business Schools Teach Yesterday’s Expertise

Cozy land deals meant big money for Trump family and friends

Can Smart Cities Be Equitable?

Murder with Impunity: Where killings go unsolved

Are Emerging Markets the Canary in the Financial Coal Mine?

Why Sustainable Cities Are Closer Than We Think

Local Solutions for Global Problems

Is the Solow Paradox back?

HBR’s Embrace Of Agile

Learning Consortium For The Creative Economy

The Best-Kept Management Secret On The Planet: Agile

The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections

What is Agile?

Explaining Agile

The Dumbest Idea in The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value

HBR Defends ‘The World’s Dumbest Idea’

The ‘Pernicious Nonsense’ Of Maximizing Shareholder Value

Salesforce CEO Slams ‘The World’s Dumbest Idea’: Maximizing Shareholder Value

Throat clearing isn’t necessary

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for (Tech4Good)

A Trade War that China Would Win

It’s not Cambridge Analytica, it’s Humans traded on Personal Data Markets

Multilateralism is the Only Way Forward

After the hiccup

How the ‘Watergate Babies’ Broke American Politics

The Youngest And Oldest County Populations in The US, Mapped

You can’t please everyone

How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa

What an Entrepreneur Learned from Failure

Does it help?

The Myth of the “Aging Society”

Should Economists Make Moral Judgments?

Best-Paying industry- It’s Not Banking

The German Rules Trap

An Economic Platform for US Democrats

A New Keeper of Putin’s Secrets

Electric vehicles’ resource implications on energy, raw materials, land

Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

Why Creating a Business Plan is a ‘Waste of Time’

What’s Behind the Decline in Female CEOs

Nancy Pelosi is incredibly underrated

The Once and Future Speaker?

Breaking away: The secrets to scaling analytics

The World According to Trump and Xi

Network Synergy: A New Way to Value M&A

There is Only One Trump Scandal

Perspective The number of 401(k) millionaires hits a new high

Booming cities’ unintended consequences: Homelessness and congestion

The 9.9 Percent is the New American Aristocracy

A history of the music industry’s first efforts at creating music streaming services after Napster and why they failed given the importance of streaming now

In One Chart: Fortune 500 CEOs are paid from double to 5,000 times more than their employees

50 million American households can’t afford basic living expenses

‘What Happened to Alan Dershowitz?’

How Baby Boomers Broke America

How can we make labor shifts work for people?

Is Big Tech Destroying Retail Markets?

Building an engine for growth that funds itself

Better Writing: Learning from Leonardo

Yanny Or Laurel? Here’s The Real Answer

Solving the productivity puzzle

Why early retirement is all it’s cracked up to be

Germany’s Great European Heist

The Debt Shackles Return

Corralling the info-Monopolists

Managing the Risks of a Rising Dollar

Booming cities’ unintended consequences: Homelessness and congestion

Our goal: helping webmasters and content creators

Apple, Influence, and ive

To Create An innovation Company: Focus On Culture instead Of Cash

Solving the Productivity Puzzle

Real-world evidence: From activity to impact in healthcare decision making

The Destruction of the Republican Party

Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedules, different priorities

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash

Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden

The Original Donald Trump

Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s henchman and Donald Trump’s mentor

iMac 20th anniversary: 8 ways the iMac changed computing

Can Hollywood Survive Streaming Services?

Why Too Many Choices Make Us Bad investors

The Great Crack-Up, Then and Now

‘Hi, It’s Amazon Calling. Here’s What We Don’t Like in Your City.’

Stephen Hawking Finished Mind-Bending Parallel Universe Paper Days Before His Death

6 Common Note-Taking Mistakes And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

How To Study With A Highlighter: The Three Pitfalls That You Should Avoid

The Politics of Machine-Learning Algorithms

How Better Training Can Help Companies Face the ‘Tech Tide’

Why Automated Time Tracking Apps Are the Ultimate Time Management Hack

President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far

Ten Weimar Lessons

Why Empathy is More Than Standing in Another’s Shoes

Larry Summers: Trump’s economic growth is ‘unsustainable’

How to Be Creative

How to Tell a Story

How Your Brain Can Trick You into Trusting People

Is Marx Still Relevant?

How Your Brain Can Trick You into Trusting People

The PPP Concerto

Why We Need Globalization

Democrats need to stop believing this myth about Trump’s base

Retail’s Other Problem- Too Few Clerks in the Store

How You Can Raise Robot-Proof Children

A Modest Guide to Productivity

A Growing Cult of Millennials is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old is Their Unlikely inspiration

The economics of artificial intelligence

The Next 9 Days Will Teach Us a Lot About the U.S. Economy

The Upheaval Italy Needs

Unlocking Serendipity is the Key to Life Science Breakthroughs

The single-family house: An American icon faces an uncertain future

Optimize Your Life Using the Science Behind Building Habits

America’s Weak Case Against China

How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?

Education alone may not be the great equalizer

What to Do if You Think Your Job’s Killing You

Making it Work: Google and Walmart Fund innovators in Workforce Development

Effective Goal Setting for Time Management Success — Timing Blog

Megachurch Languages? Leadership Network

World’s First Megachurch? Leadership Network

Drucker’s impact on Leadership Network

Bob Buford Dies, Leaving Legacy of Leadership Network, Halftime institute, Drucker institute and Bestselling Books - Leadership

Macron’s Vital Message

What do we mean by “the human dimension of management”?

The Sky is Not Falling

The Next Step for Chinese Economic Policy

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

Advice for transitioning into the chief-executive role

A Tale of Two Realities

How to teach your children to be investors rather than spenders

How to Structure Your Day Using Time Tracking Techniques — Timing Blog

Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?

Society 3.0: Using technology to improve public goods

Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics

How are traditional asset managers looking at private markets?

Eight shifts that will take your strategy into high gear

Can The Drucker Forum Establish The Human Dimension Of Management? Steve Denning

No Blank Check for Development Banks

The West’s Crisis of Confidence

7 ways to get ahead at work so you earn millions more

Jeff Bezos: Amazon employees should start meetings by reading memos ‘with the clarity of angels singing’

Health care will cost $280,000 in retirement — and that doesn’t include this huge expense

Bob Buford Dies, Leaving Legacy of Leadership Network, Halftime institute, Drucker institute and Bestselling Books Leadership Network

Bob Buford, Founder of Leadership Network and Halftime, Has Died: He Was a Catalyst that Fostered a Movement

Automation and American Leadership

The “Next Eleven” and the World Economy

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights

The Trade Leadership Deficit

Making Academia Matter Again

Break the Rules: How Thinking Flexibly Leads to innovation

Can Baby Boomers Succeed in a Millennial World?

USA TODAY NETWORK wins 3 Pulitzer Prizes for border wall, heroin reporting and editorials

Management Needs to Return to Reason

Why Markets Can’t Cool the Planet by ivan Ascher

The Globalization Backlash Paradox

Rethinking the Twenty-First-Century Economy

No Worker Left Behind

Inside the World of Amal Clooney

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here’s how that could change

Analytics translator: The new must-have role

Can the Tax Structure Be Tweaked for Social Good?

What happened and what will you add?

The Advanced Economies’ Lost Decade

Navigating the new realities of global trade

Linking talent to value

How a Nonprofit Found a Startling Way to End Child Hunger

India’s Big Leaky Data

Retraining and reskilling to ease the strain of automation

What Your Body Teaches Your Soul

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper into Debt

Apple is the Richest Company, So Where Are the Billionaires?

Xi’s Strong Hand Against Trump

How to Steal the Populists’ Clothes

This is America’s Richest Zip Code

What’s Been Stopping the Left?

Transforming a 150-year-old government agency: A CEO story

Did We Learn the Right Lessons from the Great Recession?

House prices are moving in tandem across the world, and that creates risks, IMF study finds

Social Media in 2020: 11 Data-Backed Predictions

Asia After Trump

How inequality Fueled the Euro Crisis

Why the U.S.-China ‘Trade War’ Is Really About the Future of innovation

How to Serve a Deranged Tyrant, Stoically

Seeing the Pope help strangers made me tear up. Later I learned why

Exit, voice and loyalty

With Nixon in ’68- The Year America Came Apart

Trump’s Trade Confusion

Trade Wars in a Winner-Take-All World

Comparison of the AK-47 and M16

M4 carbine

What Makes a Successful CEO?

We can do better than meeting spec

Reimagining Security and Rethinking Economics

Crisis, Rinse, Repeat

The Rise of Silicon China

The West is Wrong About China’s President

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Career

Private fundraising widens gap over the public market with $2.4T raised last year in the US, fueling the rise of Silicon Valley unicorns and coin offerings

Will China Really Supplant US Economic Hegemony?

What Really Went on at Russia’s Seattle Consulate?

Whatever Happened to Saving for a Rainy Day?

Why Do We Make Bad Stock Decisions?

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

Video/podcast roundup

How Retailers Can Avoid Becoming the Next Toys R Us

The Dark Matter of Trade

Beyond GDP Growth in China

Preventing the Balkanization of the internet

Real Retirement: This retired couple lives for their hobbies — and each other

Rock climbing and bouldering could be your next best whole-body workout

20 Years Later, Viagra Means Something Different For Millennials

Five Tips to Get Fit This Spring

Why Aren’t US Bond investors Panicking?

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics

The Lesser Evil for the Eurozone

Saving the Shrinking Middle

Why it’s So Hard to Hear Negative Feedback

The Next Housing Crisis- A Historic Shortage of New Homes

Note taking with mind maps

You will not be surprised by artificial intelligence

How a Location Scout Spends 3 Days Touring L.A

More Companies Teach Workers What Colleges Don’t

How to Pitch Your Startup to a Venture Capitalist

Overpinnings when the underpinnings go away

Investigation shows IBM flouted US laws against age discrimination and estimates the company eliminated about 20K+ US employees over 40 in the past five years

Vladimir Putin: From accidental president to defender of Fortress Russia

What Hope Hicks Knows

Populists of the World Unite

Buffett to Berkshire Shareholders: Be Prepared to Lose Half Your Money

A Princeton sociologist spent 8 years asking rural Americans why they’re so pissed off

Sources and documents reveal how Cambridge Analytica used harvested personal information from 50M Facebook profiles to build psychological profiles of US voters

Why Regulation is a Tricky Business in the Sharing Economy

How the Next Generation of Global Kids Will Learn from One Another

The Nancy Pelosi Problem

A Networked Solution to Education Reform

iMessage: 5 changes we’d like to see in iOS 12

The Real Reason for Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Misdiagnosing Kim Jong-un

The Double Helix of Chinese History

Kickstart Your Job Search: How Neuroscience Can Help

How Focusing on impact Can Help Nonprofits Thrive

The Dollar’s Doldrums

The Nation of Kangaroos

The Next Phase of Finance

Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

Missing the Forest for the Xi

A Look Back at Five Years of Leaning in

The Secretive Company That Pours America’s Coffee

The term blockchain needs a universal definition as its general usage has become diluted and has led to many misconceptions about its capabilities

A Better Way to Fight Corporate Tax Avoidance

A New Order for the indo-Pacific

Trump’s Trade Gimmickry

A business reformation: lighting the flame

Your kitchen table

Why is the White House Challenging the Penn Wharton Budget Model?

Why To Stop Being Wrong Matters More Than Being Right

10 Daily Habits That Will improve Your Life

7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How to Gain Power at Work When You Have None

Improving the Sustainability of Development Finance

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

In the Global Media Chess Game, Comcast Aims for the Sky

What tennis and philanthropy have in common

Trump’s Tax on America

The People vs. Democracy?

Have We Dodged the Secular-Stagnation Bullet?

Learning from CEOs: What it Takes to Get to the Top and Succeed

12 Questions That Will Change Your Life – Thrive Global

9 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Rich parents are serving as ‘college concierges’ for their kids — and it’s fueling inequality

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

Trump calls Nafta the ‘single worst trade deal’ — but here’s the truth

The Whole Truth about Trade imbalances

The Real Engine of the Business Cycle

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know about U.S. Trade

The U.S. Economy is Booming, Which is Why The U.S. Trade Deficit With China Grew in 2017

What Trump Doesn’t Understand — It’s a Lot — about Our Trade Deficit with China

The real reason for the trade deficit? Our spending habits

The true trade deficit

‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’: Smuggler’s chilling words

Why is this interesting?

Is the British establishment finally finished?

Is snacking learning?

Crafting the ideal Mission Statement for Your Organization

Why governments have overestimated the economic returns of higher education

Delighting in sacrifice

Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth

Things I Learned Going From Beauty Editor to Backpacker

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance

Fintech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity

Why Timing is - Almost - Everything

Can the Minerva Model of Learning Disrupt Higher Education?

High-performing US states: Is there a secret to success?

Is Barack Obama to Blame for Slow Growth- Evaluating Donald Trump’s Case

The Market Dogs That Didn’t Bark

Why There is No “Beijing Consensus”

Why Are US Interest Rates High and Rising?

Working Toward the Next Economic Paradigm

The Myth of Sound Fundamentals

China Confronts the Mundell-Fleming Trilemma

The Tyranny of Convenience

A key to Warren Buffett’s investing strategy is incredibly easy to replicate (MOAT)

Mastering Money with David Pogue - Listen now to this episode!

How are consumers feeling about their finances?

The Complete Guide to Remembering What You Read

Pessimism Amid Plenty

Education in the Digital Age

The US economy is suffering from low demand

5 reasons why iPad Pro won’t make you ask ‘What’s a computer?’

Millionaires Don’t Use To-Do Lists

Why “To-Do” Lists Don’t Work, and How to Change That

Why to-do lists don’t work

The Scientific Reasons Why Your To-Do List is Bad For You

This Productivity Method is Way Better Than a To-Do List

The Economic Message from Equity Markets

The Financial Roots of the Eurozone Surplus

The Future of Putin’s illusion

Misreading the American Dream

Why productivity growth is slowing down in advanced economies and how to boost it

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

This Little-Noticed Section Of Trump’s Tax Plan Could Make Corporate America More Responsible

Ex-CIA Director Thinks US Hypocrisy About Election Meddling is Hilarious

International Cooperation 2.0

America First? To the World, It’s Eighth

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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself (PDF) is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




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