April 19, 2021

I believe in science… Except that I also believe animals are compassionate,…

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April 12, 2021

“No”. Period. The end. No explanation or apology necessary. Whether it is…

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April 5, 2021

Boards of Directors in higher education are often populated with many generous…

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March 29, 2021

I think there should be a government-backed program of 1-2 years of…

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March 22, 2021

I was over-the-top excited when a full-page ad for the Marshall Plan…

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March 15, 2021

My dear colleague and friend Josh Freeman once taught me his Two…

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October 19, 2020

Good Economics for Hard Times, by Banerjee and Duflo

For our Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List final discussion, we read Good…

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September 22, 2020

UC from RBG

Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a…

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September 12, 2020

The Great Influenza, John M. Barry

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, a long, thorough, and heavy…

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August 28, 2020

Senator Cory Booker’s Candor

Recently, I had the true privilege of participating, along with 45 others,…

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August 18, 2020

The Ride of a Lifetime, by Robert Iger

The Ride of a Lifetime is a blend of autobiography, leadership manual,…

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July 27, 2020

Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

The second book in the list of summer reading recommended by Bill…

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July 17, 2020

Reflections on The Choice by Dr. Edith Eger

In a very brief summary that will not do this book or…

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June 25, 2020

What Will It Take? Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List 2020

Each summer, I intend to take advantage of the shift in busy-ness…