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MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga on Taking Risks in Your Life and Career
During his View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB, MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga emphasized the importance of communication, taking risks, learning from everyone around you, and surrounding yourself with people who think differently than you do. He also discussed why innovation is “mission critical” in the payments industry.
Kiana Sharifi on Success: The True Story
What does it take to be successful? Kiana Sharifi asks us to think about a new perspective on success that takes into account an important but often overlooked element. Kiana is a member of the Class of 2014 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is part of the LOWkeynotes program.
Buffett on technology replacing jobs
Finding and Retaining the Right Talent
Sharon Salzberg, “Real Happiness at Work”
Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995).
Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)
BCG’s Yves Morieux researches how corporations can adapt to a modern and complex business landscape.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
Yves Morieux thinks deeply about what makes organizations work effectively. A senior partner in BCG’s Washington D.C. office and director of the BCG Institute for Organization, Morieux considers how overarching changes in structure can improve motivation for all who work there. His calls his approach “Smart Simplicity.” Using six key rules, it encourages employees to cooperate in order to solve long-term problems. It isn’t just about reducing costs and increasing profit — it’s about maximizing engagement through all levels of a company. Morieux has been featured in articles on organizational evolution in Harvard Business Review, The Economist,The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Le Monde.
There’s a difference between interest and commitment