I teach in the medical school, the School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Business School. And it’s the best perch… because most of my work crosses boundaries.
The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity.
Technology has given us this wonderful opportunity to have low energy costs. We have to seize that, rather than keep debating and discussing and fighting over it.
Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.
Millennials are more aware of society’s many challenges than previous generations and less willing to accept maximizing shareholder value as a sufficient goal for their work. They are looking for a broader social purpose and want to work somewhere that has such a purpose.
Good leaders need a positive agenda, not just an agenda of dealing with crisis.
In a period of economic downturn, the overwhelming instinct is to pare back, cut costs, and lay off. If you do that, do so with your strategy in mind. The worst mistake is to cut across the board. Instead, reconnect and recommit to a clear strategy that will distinguish yourself from others.
I’m really puzzled by why people in societies find it difficult to work collaboratively together with other people in societies.
The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish.
Ultimately, health care fails the most basic test. It’s not organized around the needs of the patient.