New Thinking for a New World

New Thinking for a New World

In a few days, we will convene our now annual celebration of great leaders and leadership, this time in Nairobi, Kenya. During the week of November 11, several dozen participants from twenty countries will join a group of Kenyan political, academic, and other thought...
The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Describing her experience on the jury for this year’s Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, Safa Al-Hashem, Kuwait’s only female member of parliament, has the perfect word for the seven finalists: They are all, she says, “magnificent.” With the award celebration...
Triple Vision

Triple Vision

Where some might see a dichotomy in Anne Goldfeld’s career—her cutting-edge laboratory at Harvard Medical School versus her fieldwork with patients in Cambodia and Ethiopia—she describes them as deeply integrated, along with her human-rights efforts. The...
Doing Nobody’s Job

Doing Nobody’s Job

Curiosity. Audacity. Determination. A bit of heart. That how Jaykumar Menon describes the qualities that have propelled him, as he followed his teenage ambition “to positively affect the lives of tens of millions of people.” A lofty goal, which is now within reach....
Mission Possible

Mission Possible

At first glance, Saul Griffith’s prodigious engineering achievements can appear somewhat scattershot. In addition to his San Francisco incubator/accelerator, Otherlab, which develops renewable energy and robotics solutions, Griffith has founded or co-founded a...
Change in Motion

Change in Motion

“Why did you come back here? You’ve managed to get out of this fire, stay outside.” This was his family’s reaction when choreographer Faustin Linyekula returned to his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2001 to found a transformative dance company, Studios...

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