Prana, yin, and downward-facing dog are a different language than OKRs, KPIs, and CXOs. Yet yoga philosophy offers profound insights for how business itself could be built better, for a world in which the goal of profit maximization suddenly looks very small against the challenges of climate change, inequality, and loss of trust.Read More
As they grow up, these original aspirations often vanish. It’s easy to see why.
One big reason is that, in much of the world, we’re stuck in an education system that was designed for the first industrial revolution, training workers for factory jobs and soldiers for war.Read More
…when it comes to the future of work and cities as a whole, I can’t help but think that—rather than bending over backwards to court Amazon—it would be worth attracting another type of worker that will be just as important in the future.Read More
An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today.Read More
Almost overnight, microfinance heated up, and unprecedented amounts of capital began flowing into MFIs from India to Kenya, Peru, Bosnia and beyond. Investors began to see the economically active poor as bankable, and the power not only to alleviate poverty…Read More
…diversity, variety, change, and rushing-about had begun to feel quite normal to me. But in that moment, I had a very different thought: wow, this is not what normal work used to be like.
Welcome to the world of “portfolioists.”Read More