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Weekend Reads: Simple Sabotage, Michael Phelps, and NASCAR

What does the Simple Sabotage Field Manual, published by the forerunner to the CIA during World War II, teach us about today's workplace?

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: Will the Fed Raise Rates and Why You Should Care

What will the Fed do next week? The world is watching and so should you.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Yanis Varoufakis, Leadership, and Longevity

He has been "likened to a rock star, hailed as a sex icon, and feted by fashionistas." He's also been referred to as the "enfant terrible" of the financial media. If you haven't already guessed it, I'm talking about Yanis Varoufakis, the erstwhile Greek finance minister and self-described "erratic Marxist."

How to Build a Better Business through Diversity

Truly diverse teams bring to bear broader networks of resources, power, and talent and when led by a culturally fluent leader can significantly outperform less diverse teams. Abandoning exclusionary habits and building a consistently inclusive firm culture is not a simple endeavor. Still, as leaders you can employ strategies to move the firm in this direction.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Reorganization, Bias, and Roosters versus Hens

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what… READ MORE ›

A View to the Future: Changes in the Investment Industry

By 2030, investment management will be transformed by megatrends that are already reshaping the industry, according to a new study.

The Gender Imbalance in Finance: How Do We Narrow the Gap?

As part of the Future of Finance initiative, CFA Institute recently held an online forum to discuss the high cost of the gender imbalance in finance. Two of the questions that were discussed were: (1) Would it be good for the end investor if women represented more of the industry? and (2) Greater diversity of thought processes can often lead to better end results. But is the finance industry attracting and, perhaps more importantly, retaining women?

The Importance of Purpose for Driving Long-Term Corporate Value

Companies may better serve society by bringing corporate purpose, as expressed in authentic branding and mission statements, into alignment with business actions.

A President’s View of the Art of Negotiation

It isn't often that you get a chance to listen to a former sitting president discuss the art of negotiation; and it is rarer still that you learn negotiating secrets from a leader whose peace treaty helped to end an intractable conflict and garnered him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Leading from the Center: Dalio, Hagan, and Freeman on Meditation and Leadership

Meditation is a practice that allows you to better utilize your entire brain, rather than just your analytical, rational faculties. Clearly, for investors these are critical skills.



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