Fostering an Engaged Citizenry — Interview

A democracy cannot function if you basically have a political civil war: The sense that politics is a zero-sum game, where one side loses everything and the other wins everything, and it’s all about winning against the other side. That can bring you political wins for a certain amount of time, but it doesn’t stabilize… Read More

Building Adaptive Capacity — Interview

Do we want to build a secure and resilient system for powering . . . our country? And do we want to attack the biggest challenge of collective action in the course of human civilization? And those are the two questions that we have to answer. — Michael Wu Michael Wu is the founder and… Read More

Taking Faith Hostage — Interview

“Take a look at the mirror. Reflect on the values and the traditions that have brought what I would call the Transatlantic Civilization into existence as a civilization that has ensured individual rights and liberties and economic success to billions of people around the world.” — Dr. Aykan Erdemir Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a senior… Read More

Developing Public Sector Leadership — Interview

There ought to be room for joy in the workplace. There ought to be room for experiencing the joy that comes from working collaboratively with others: feeling that joy, celebrating that joy, acknowledging that joy. It turns the daily slog into . . . joy. That doesn’t exist without collaboration. So maybe getting started down… Read More

Selling without Inventory — Interview

The lobbying firm that was interviewing Lydia Borland told her there were two qualifications: Hill experience and a master’s degree. She had neither. She wasn’t even clear what Hill experience was. But, most importantly, she wasn’t going to let anyone tell her she was unqualified. As far as Lydia was concerned, working as the receptionist… Read More

Filling the Vacuum of Political Leadership — Interview

“We need to look beyond institutions to stand up for our rights, for our lifestyle, our quality of life. Time to broaden that to the organizations, to the businesses we interact with each and every day and realize there is power there.” — DeVere Kutscher DeVere Kutscher is a principal at Public Private Strategies. In… Read More

Emerging Markets Fintech Advisor — Interview

Melissa Frakman is an emerging markets fintech advisor. Melissa discusses why India holds such promise for technology companies, what the Indian government is doing to make this wave of innovation possible, and how this happens in India will set the stage for how we do business around the world in the 21st century. Listen to… Read More

Passing Federal Cannabis Law — Interview

As state after state passes laws regulating the use of cannabis, a booming industry has sprung up. Many people believe that this momentum — which they see as analogous to the sweeping tides of civil rights legislation — will ultimately result in the passage of new federal laws. Cannabis lobbyist and attorney Joshua Sanderlin believes… Read More

Acting on Moral Clarity — Interview

“We couldn’t have a clearer case for action to address the plight of the Rohingya, because of the level of persecution, because of the concerns of genocide. There is so much moral and legal clarity to do something. But what we can actually do, and the scope of it, seems nebulous and complicated in this… Read More