More and more, companies are embracing the concept of corporate purpose as Americans' perceptions of big business have shifted. While declaring a purpose beyond profit is a starting point, how do you actually deliver on it to drive positive change for communities and society?
Economic growth is frequently defined as the increase in value of everything in an economy. Standard of living, access to health care, and minimum wage are some of the standard measures of economic well-being. But with the ubiquity of technology, impacts of artificial intelligence on jobs, new limits to free trade, and increased pressure to address climate, how should we n...
We put them in harm’s way all over the world, and when they return to us — often physically and mentally debilitated — we have a bad habit of forgetting their sacrifice. What do we owe our veterans, what can we learn from them, and what new strategies can we use to keep them healthy and productive in civilian society?
The Dollar Divide: Wealth Gaps and the American Dream
Capitalism has been a success, though certainly not for everyone. Disparities according to gender, race, and even birthplace have disadvantaged large groups of Americans, and increasing economic and political power among the wealthy leaves the working class — and increasingly the middle class — unable to get ahead. Can we create an inclusive capitalism?
Reconsidering Rural America: Helping Flyover Country Take Off Again
Rural communities were once the beating heart(land) of America, places of economic and social power. Today, they seem left to wither as dollars, workers, and priorities shift to the cities. Don’t write them off yet, though — there’s a growing movement that’s bringing innovation and energy to once-forgotten communities, and the reasons behind it are as much rational as nost...
Evangelizing Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives on Starting Up
Want to change the way the world does (X)? Become an entrepreneur! How about if you want to change the world itself? Turns out the same lessons apply. We may be reaching the end of an era in which lone geniuses disrupt for profit, and entering one in which a million entrepreneurs operate at different scales, include marginalized populations, and apply lessons learned in bu...
The most populous country in the world has economic might, military muscle, and a governing philosophy at odds with democracy. While the rest of the world watches China’s sphere of influence grow, can we count on them to be partners in tackling global problems?