It’s clear from many of the parallels between past and present that Hua views history as a series of connected dots. He sees signs of 1958’s notorious Great Leap Forward in the contemporary frenzy to construct airports, harbours, highways, and other large-scale public works. In another section, he finds “the revolutionary violence that recalls the Cultural Revolution” within China’s success story. The economic leaps “in which we so revel” rely on the absolute authority of local governments. … [Read more...] about Ten words to understand China
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Some entrepreneurs fill their days with endless activity—this becomes a part of their identity. However, if a founder is managing day-to-day tasks that can be effectively delegated, he or she may just be performing a “work charade,” filling the day with activity simply to feel valued rather than allowing others to step up. “Lazy leaders” always seek to be replaced over time by encouraging greater autonomy and growth amongst the team so that the leader can tackle new challenges. … [Read more...] about I’m a startup founder, and this is why I believe the best leaders are ‘lazy’
"For both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, the UB Group association was a sweetheart deal. Vijay (Mallya) being a Kolkata boy knew the passion associated with the game and never interfered in the club's functioning. The club officials were happy getting the desired sponsorship money and running the team according to their whims. But after the problems with UB Group surfaced, they realised that no company would give money without not having control," said a person who has closely tracked the developments at both the clubs over the past few decades. … [Read more...] about Dribbling past financial woes, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal look for a fresh start
These principles are as true today as ever, but we see instances emerging that may need a more deft touch. Many questions are coming up now—What happens after the pandemic? How do we address systemic racism?—that are about longer term issues. They cannot be resolved in a single answer or single step. Yet our tendency as leaders in a crisis may be to respond with a quick answer. There is a sense of urgency about these issues, and we don’t want to seem indecisive. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
Throughout the last week or so, teasers featuring a little girl bouncing on various objects, such as a bed, and a Space Hopper, while being observed by a boxer dog, were released. The hashtag #bouncebounce also gave a taste of what was to come. The full two-minute long ad dropped today, and it tells the simple story of a little girl who loves jumping and wants a trampoline for Christmas. She gets one, but an array of U.K. woodland wildlife gets there before her. So does Buster the Boxer, who was rather envious of the nocturnal antics of the local creatures. … [Read more...] about Let The John Lewis Christmas Ad Lift Your Spirits For A Moment Or Two