Tag: culture

Book News

Last week, I spent a few days in New York. I was there to query agents for my next book, which draws on an extensive research project I undertook to investigate how we develop our sense of identity in a digital culture, why it’s so different, and what it means...

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The Rising LGBTQ Tide and Millennial Voters

I don’t usually cover politics. I prefer to write about people and things that change the culture. Spring means commencement speeches, and often politicians pop up to give them, including Vice President Mike Pence. I love following college graduations because they offer a rare snap shot into what’s trending as...

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Envisioning a Way Forward—Trend Report 2019

Every year, I bury myself. Not literally. I burrow into consumer data and devour breaking research and corporate forecasts. I interview experts and focus group moderators. My desktop is a jumble of notes and Post-Its. But there’s a method to the madness. Tracking the tremors before they turn into trends...

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What a Dominatrix Can Teach You about Love

While researching the #MeToo phenomenon, I discovered Kasia Urbaniak, a former Dominatrix. She was once paid $64,000 for a 10-minute session, a handsome fee that went toward her college tuition. Today, she teaches women-empowerment classes in New York. Her classes sell out. Soon she’ll be taking her training online including...

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New Research: How Robust Cultures Get That Way

These days, teams work in far-flung places and communicate electronically more than in person. What is the glue that holds teams together? For years, it seemed as though business leaders would strive to build great work cultures, but still fall short. At a corporate strategy session I recently facilitated, the...

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