“Conscious Capitalism” – Kip Tindell, Chairman & CEO, The Container Store
Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, shares his perspectives on conscious capitalism and the relationship between business and society as he speaks to the Darden Leadership Speaker Series theme for this year, “What Does it Take?”. His visit is co-sponsored by, and served as the keynote kick-off for, the 2nd annual Business in Society Conference at Darden. Recorded 7 February 2013. For more information on the visions and values of The Container Store, visit http://standfor.containerstore.com/.
With Tindell at its helm for 34 years, Dallas-based The Container Store, the original storage and organization store, has 58 stores across the country. Stores average 25,000 square feet and are merchandised with more than 10,000 products designed to save space and time. Privately held, the retailer has posted a compounded annual growth rate of 24% since its inception. With 2012 fiscal year sales projected to reach $750 million, the originators of the storage and organization category of retailing remain the leaders in an industry that thrives.
With his focus on employees first, Tindell has nurtured a fierce loyalty to the company, which has an incredible number of employees who might never have dreamed of a career in retail. In fact, that employee-first culture has landed The Container Store on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” 13 years in a row.
Davos 2013 – (Bloomberg) No Growth, Easy Money — The New Normal?
No Growth, Easy Money — The New Normal?
How do investors and policy-makers navigate in a world of loose monetary policy and low economic growth?
This session was developed in partnership with Bloomberg Television.
• Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates, USA
• Anshu Jain, Co-Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank, Germany; Co-Chair of the Governors for Financial Services Industry for 2013
• Jin Liqun, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, China Investment Corporation (CIC), People’s Republic of China
• Pierre Moscovici, Minister of Economy and Finance of France
• Brian T. Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America, USA
• Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy
• Francine Lacqua, Editor-at-Large and Presenter, Bloomberg Television, United Kingdom
How Manu Chandaria Mastered the African Market
Published on Jan 30, 2013
Africa is the next frontier for global business, presenting a rare growth opportunity in a stagnant world. But navigating this complex continent with more than 1 billion people can be exceedingly difficult, and many businesses have failed to make a lasting impression in the region. Kenyan business tycoon Manu Chandaria, chairman and CEO of the multi-billion dollar privately held Comcraft Group, explains in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton how he mastered the African market and how others can follow his lead.
Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market
Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time.
Wingham Rowan is the founder of social business Slivers-of-Time, which runs online markets for microworking and micro-volunteering.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
Wingham Rowan is the Project Director of Slivers-of-Time Working, a UK government-funded initiative that uses advanced (but easy to use) trading technology to help individuals who need to work (on their own terms and at times of their choosing) connect with employers who need their labor. Employers expanding their workforce in this new way include local authorities, housing associations, NHS Primary Care Trusts, retailers and caterers.
Rowan is the former producer and presenter of the UK’s longest running television series about the Internet, cyber.cafe, and the presenter of the children’s TV program Rowan’s Report. He’s is the author of two books about the social potential of online markets.
Discussion | Homeless Billionaire | Oxford Union
ABOUT ‘INTELLIGENT GOVERNANCE FOR THE 21st CENTURY: A MIDDLE WAY BETWEEN WEST AND EAST’:
As the 21st Century unfolds, both of these core systems of the global order must contend with the same reality: a genuinely multi-polar world where no single power dominates and in which societies themselves are becoming increasingly diverse. The authors argue that a new system of “intelligent governance” is required to meet these new challenges. To cope, the authors argue that both East and West can benefit by adapting each other’s best practices. Examining this in relation to widely varying political and cultural contexts, the authors quip that while China must lighten up, the US must tighten up.
This highly timely volume is both a conceptual and practical guide of impressive scope to the challenges of good governance as the world continues to undergo profound transformation in the coming decades.
ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY:
The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.
Vikram Mansharamani • Presented by SPEAK Inc. • Towering Indicators
Published on Jan 10, 2013
Author, Yale University Lecturer, & Tiger21 Scholar
Boom-bust cycles. They`re occurring more frequently than ever. The most notorious ones impact financial markets — but they impact nations, healthcare, food, energy, education, technology and many other areas as well. Given their frequency, why are we still surprised when unsustainable scenarios burst? Vikram Mansharamani, author of Boombustology, is expert at helping people recognize and manage the risk of bubble trouble. He steps back from complex market dynamics and uses a multiple-lens framework to look at disparate data and then connect the dots — providing actionable insights; is there a bubble, where is it in its lifespan and what actions should you take to avoid bubble risk? A maverick mind and a contrarian by nature, Mansharamani achieved success during his two decades in the financial markets by looking at signs on the road less travelled — analyzing financial markets with his powerful but unique toolkit.
As a speaker, Mansharamani has a gift for connecting with audiences — he is engaging with a keen sense of humor and helps individuals and organizations identify and navigate the booms before they bust — a skill that has earned him the confidence of many of the world`s most impressive companies. Mansharamani is the first resident scholar at Tiger21, a peer-to-peer learning group for high net-worth investors and a Lecturer at Yale where his class, “Financial Booms and Busts,” is among the most popular on campus.
He is a regular contributor to financial media including: Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Korean Times, The South China Morning Post, The Daily Beast and many others.