Economics

How economics became a religion - Its moral code promises salvation, its high priests uphold their orthodoxy. But perhaps too many of its doctrines are taken on faith:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/jul/11/how-economics-became-a-religion

Kindness

Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and the whole:
https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/07/04/small-acts-of-kindness-at-work-benefit-the-giver-the-receiver-and-the-whole-organisation/

Leadership

Leadership - The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal:
https://hbr.org/2017/07/the-more-senior-your-job-title-the-more-you-need-to-keep-a-journal

Leadership

What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?
https://hbr.org/2017/05/what-if-companies-managed-people-as-carefully-as-they-manage-money

Leadership and Trust

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them:
https://hbr.org/2017/07/want-your-employees-to-trust-you-show-you-trust-them

Payment

The Expressive Functions of Pay:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/bejrv6n1caulfield.pdf

Climate change and financial crisis

Could climate cause the next financial crisis?
https://www.ipe.com/news/esg/comment-could-climate-cause-the-next-financial-crisis/10019641.article

Leadership

Leadership - How to Be an Inspiring Leader:
https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-to-be-an-inspiring-leader

Justice

Why Justice Matters for Business Ethics:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-016-3086-x

Democracy

Too Big to Control? The politics of mega-mergers and why the EU is not stopping them:
https://www.corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2017/06/too-big-control

Capitalist Political Economy

What Money Does: An Inquiry Into the Backbone of Capitalist Political Economy:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2450755:2/component/escidoc:2450753/mpifg_dp17_9.pdf

Mirror Trades

Deutsche Bank, Mirror Trades, and More Russian Threads:
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/deutsche-bank-mirror-trades-and-more-russian-threads

Democracy

Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care:
https://www.tni.org/en/publication/reclaiming-public-services

Company Culture

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate:
https://hbr.org/2017/06/changing-company-culture-requires-a-movement-not-a-mandate

Motivation

When it comes to increasing motivation, doing something for others is far more effective than traditional incentives:
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/06/be-better-at-life-by-thinking-of-yourself-less.html

Leadership

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In:
https://hbr.org/2017/06/when-leaders-are-hired-for-talent-but-fired-for-not-fitting-in

Burnout

Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person:
https://hbr.org/2017/04/employee-burnout-is-a-problem-with-the-company-not-the-person

Leadership

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?
https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists

Automates and dignity

What happens when you automate jobs in a system that has largely failed to treat its workers with dignity?
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-case-for-letting-robots-make-our-clothes

Leadership

What it takes to be a great leader:
https://www.ted.com/talks/roselinde_torres_what_it_takes_to_be_a_great_leader

Leadership

How great leaders inspire action:
https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

Sustainability

Sustainability - Managing Climate Change: Lessons from the U.S. Navy:
https://hbr.org/2017/07/managing-climate-change

Ethics

Ethics - Companies have become much more likely to dismiss their chief executive officers because of a scandal or improper conduct:
https://hbr.org/2017/06/ceos-are-getting-fired-for-ethical-lapses-more-than-they-used-to

Democracy

The right to protest, the right to assemble freely, the right to petition one's government, these are not just rights. In the face of Avarice, Fraud and Division, these are obligations:
https://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_d_romero_this_is_what_democracy_looks_like/transcript?language=en

Leadership

Do you need to be a dick to be a successful leader?
https://www.youtube.com/embed/gRRvjZ_XNog

Choices

How to make hard choices - In a hard choice each choice has better qualities, but neither is clearly better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GQZuzIdeQQ

Leadership

Many leaders don't understand that they are an integral part of the motivational ecosystem in thier companies:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/motivating-people-starts-with-having-the-right-attitude

Leadership

What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?
https://hbr.org/2017/05/what-if-companies-managed-people-as-carefully-as-they-manage-money

Working less

How working less could solve all our problems. Really:
http://ideas.ted.com/how-working-less-could-solve-all-our-problems-really/

Science and Ethics

A silenced dialogue – natural science and the ethics of genomic intervention and enhancement:
http://forum-wirtschaftsethik.de/a-silenced-dialogue-natural-science-and-the-ethics-of-genomic-intervention-and-enhancement/

Critical Thinking

Five tips to improve your critical thinking:
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos

Green entrepreneurship

Green entrepreneur sets sights on Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
http://www.dw.com/en/green-entrepreneur-sets-sights-on-great-pacific-garbage-patch/a-38855785

Competition

Competition, Value Creation and the Self-Understanding of Business:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/bejrv4n10silver.pdf

Work-Live Balance

Work-Live Balance - If You Want to Be Happy at Work, Have a Life Outside of It:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/if-you-want-to-be-happy-at-work-have-a-life-outside-of-it

Equality

How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised:
https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_how_equal_do_we_want_the_world_to_be_you_d_be_surprised

Decline of the Middle Class

Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/05/08/researchers-have-answered-a-big-question-about-the-decline-of-the-middle-class/

Leadership

Kierkegaard and Leadership Theory, a Radical Reappraisal. A commentary on “Development of Leadership Theory in the Perspective of Kierkegaard’s Philosophy”:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/bejrv5n1zakhem.pdf

Dieselgate

The ‘Dieselgate’ lessons must be heeded to end industry self-regulation:
https://www.corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2017/02/dieselgate-lessons-must-be-heeded-end-industry-self-regulation

Diversity

Diversity - Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training. Make It Better:
https://hbr.org/2017/04/dont-give-up-on-unconscious-bias-training-make-it-better

Leadership

How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/how-the-u-s-marines-encourage-service-based-leadership

Trust

Five TED speakers talk about trust and its consequences:
http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/406238794/trust-and-consequences?showDate=2015-05-15

Leadership

The best leaders practice a form of leadership that is less about creating followers and more about creating other leaders:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/what-the-best-mentors-do

Business and Politics

Businesses Can No Longer Avoid Becoming Political:
https://hbr.org/2017/04/businesses-can-no-longer-avoid-becoming-political

Migration

Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth:
https://hbr.org/2017/04/why-mass-migration-is-good-for-long-term-economic-growth

More than Money

What Matters More to Your Workforce than Money:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/what-matters-more-to-your-workforce-than-money

Success

Is success always earned? Is failure? A kinder, gentler philosophy of success:
https://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_success

Salary

Know your worth, and then ask for it. Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth — instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth:
https://www.ted.com/talks/casey_brown_know_your_worth_and_then_ask_for_it

Conscious Consumerism

Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world:
https://qz.com/920561/conscious-consumerism-is-a-lie-heres-a-better-way-to-help-save-the-world/

Leadership

How to Tell Leaders They’re Not as Great as They Think They Are:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/how-to-tell-leaders-theyre-not-as-great-as-they-think-they-are

Purpose and Jobs

Your Job Can’t Be the Only Meaningful Thing in Your Life:
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/article/how-to-find-meaning-outside-of-work.html

Financial Education

Financial literacy can never be neutral, because it draws on conflicting economic theories. So it matters who designs financial education:
http://www.finance-watch.org/hot-topics/blog/1358-critical-financial-literacy

Leadership

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images - Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/followers-dont-see-their-leaders-as-real-people

Teamwork

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-rudeness-stops-people-from-working-together

Business Ethics

Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/being-an-ethical-business-in-a-corrupt-environment

Emotional Intelligence

How to Boost Your and Others’ Emotional Intelligence:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-boost-your-and-others-emotional-intelligence

Leadership

Hiring an Entrepreneurial Leader:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/hiring-an-entrepreneurial-leader

Stress

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/pressure-doesnt-have-to-turn-into-stress

Populism

No easy answers: why left-wing economics is not the answer to right-wing populism:
http://www.vox.com/world/2017/3/13/14698812/bernie-trump-corbyn-left-wing-populism

Gender

Gender - The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM:
https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-5-biases-pushing-women-out-of-stem

Leadership

What great leadership and music have in common:
http://ideas.ted.com/what-great-leadership-and-music-have-in-common/

Basic Income

Keeping people poor is a political choice we can no longer afford, with so much human potential wasted. We need a universal basic income:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/utopian-thinking-poverty-universal-basic-income

Strategy

Strategy in the Age of Superabundant Capital:
https://hbr.org/2017/03/strategy-in-the-age-of-superabundant-capital

Leadership

Great leaders practice a form of leadership that is not about creating followers but about creating other leaders:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/what-the-best-mentors-do

Failure and sucess

Why accepting that you may be wrong maybe the greatest moral, intellectual and creative leap you can make:
https://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong

Collusion

The Strength of Collusion: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Hybrid Social Orders:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0011392116661226

Climate Change and Business

What Is the Association between Absolute Child Poverty, Poor Governance, and Natural Disasters? A Global Comparison of Some of the Realities of Climate:
Changehttp://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2375451:1/component/escidoc:2375448/PLONE_11_2016_Daoud.pdf

Political Economy

From Performativity to Political Economy: Index Investing, ETFs and Asset Manager Capitalism:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13563467.2016.1094045?journalCode=cnpe20

Symbolic Capital

Wine as a Cultural Product: Symbolic Capital and Price Formation in the Wine Field:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0731121416629994

Team

Your Team’s Time Management Problem Might Be a Focus Problem:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/your-teams-time-management-problem-might-be-a-focus-problem

Leadership

Research: How Leadership Experience Affects Students:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/research-how-leadership-experience-affects-students

Economics

Economics: An Illustrated Timeline. It provides an overview of historic events, schools of thought, and the people involved:
http://theminskys.org/history-economics-made-simple/

CSR

Forty Years On - Still Searching for the Corporation-Society Paradigm:
http://www.hampp-ejournals.de/hampp-verlag-services/get?file=/frei/zfwu_2_2015_136

Social Europe

Ambiguities of Social Europe: Political Agenda Setting among Trade Unionists from Central and Eastern Europe and Western Europe:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2395123:4/component/escidoc:2395121/mpifg_dp17_1.pdf

Trust

Organizational Culture - The Neuroscience of Trust:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-neuroscience-of-trust

Leadership

Who says change needs to be hard? Five ways to lead in an era of constant change:
http://www.ted.com/talks/jim_hemerling_5_ways_to_lead_in_an_era_of_constant_change

Gender

How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume:
https://hbr.org/2016/12/research-how-subtle-class-cues-can-backfire-on-your-resume

Strategy

Strategy - Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/finally-proof-that-managing-for-the-long-term-pays-off

Leadership

A leader is an individual who helps us overcome our own selfishness, weakness and fears, and gets us to do harder, better, more important work than we would do on our own:
https://hbr.org/video/5272934227001/whiteboard-session-the-ingredients-of-great-leadership

Science

Researchers and academics around the world are in the crosshairs of an assault on the worth of the scientific method. Here’s how to stand up for science:
http://ideas.ted.com/the-quiet-war-on-science/

Sustainability

Sustainability - The Fortune 500 Can’t Go Along with a Rollback on Climate Policy:
https://hbr.org/2016/11/the-fortune-500-cant-go-along-with-a-rollback-on-climate-policy

Losing

We live in a winner-take-all world. The lost art of losing:
http://ideas.ted.com/the-lost-art-of-losing/

Diversity

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/diversity-doesnt-stick-without-inclusion

Diversity

Diversity - Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter:
https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-diverse-teams-are-smarter

Leadership

An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word:
http://www.ted.com/talks/itay_talgam_lead_like_the_great_conductors

Lobbying

Leaked industry slides reveal insights on the chemical industry’s lobbying strategy:
https://www.corporateeurope.org/food-and-agriculture/2017/05/leaked-industry-slides-reveal-insights-chemical-industry-lobbying

Leadership

Leadership is not a rank, it's a choice. Why good leaders make you feel safe:
http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe?language=en

Choices

Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices:
http://ideas.ted.com/how-cultures-around-the-world-make-decisions/

Leadership

Emotional Intelligence - Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance:
https://hbr.org/2001/12/primal-leadership-the-hidden-driver-of-great-performance

Diversity

To Address Gender Bias at Your Company, Start with Teams:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/to-address-gender-bias-at-your-company-start-with-teams

Empathy

Compassion and the true meaning of empathy - Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us:
https://www.ted.com/talks/joan_halifax

European Central Bank

The European Central Bank’s ‘quantitative easing’ funds multinationals and climate change:
https://www.corporateeurope.org/economy-finance/2016/12/ecb-quantitative-easing-funds-multinationals-and-climate-change

Trade Union Organizations

Workers United? How Trade Union Organizations at the European Level Form Political Positions on the Freedom of Services:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2378682:4/component/escidoc:2378680/mpifg_dp16_16.pdf

Human Business

Measuring what makes life worthwhile - One of the simplest facts in business is something we often neglect: We're all human:
https://www.ted.com/talks/chip_conley_measuring_what_makes_life_worthwhile

Leadership

Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/followers-dont-see-their-leaders-as-real-people

Leadership

They’re Not Employees, They’re People:
https://hbr.org/2002/02/theyre-not-employees-theyre-people

Low-income growth

Panel in Davos discussed the poor employment prospects and low-income growth in many developed economies and the rise in populism seen in the U.S. and several European nations:
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/18/imfs-lagarde-says-i-told-you-so-on-populist-backlash.html

Leadership

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/being-a-strategic-leader-is-about-asking-the-right-questions

Privacy

Why privacy matters:
http://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters

Basic income

More money less problems - Definitive data on what poor people buy when they’re just given cash:
https://qz.com/853651/definitive-data-on-what-poor-people-buy-when-theyre-just-given-cash/

Career

If You Want to Get Promoted, Say So:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/if-you-want-to-get-promoted-say-so

Success

The most meaningful way to succeed is to help other people succeed:
https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_are_you_a_giver_or_a_taker

Meeting

Don’t Let Inexperience Stop You from Participating in Meetings:
https://hbr.org/2017/01/dont-let-inexperience-stop-you-from-participating-in-meetings

work life balance

How to make work life balance work:
http://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work

Diversified Quality Production

Diversified Quality Production Revisited - The Transformation of Production Systems and Regulatory Regimes in Germany:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2367957:3/component/escidoc:2367955/mpifg_dp16_13.pdf

Creativity

How to manage for collective creativity:
https://www.ted.com/talks/linda_hill_how_to_manage_for_collective_creativity

Strategic Thinking

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job:
https://hbr.org/2016/10/make-strategic-thinking-part-of-your-job

Leadership

Just Because You’re in Charge Doesn’t Mean You Should Run Every Meeting:
https://hbr.org/2016/12/just-because-youre-in-charge-doesnt-mean-you-should-run-every-meeting

Empathy

Empathy is more important to a sucessful business than it has ever been - The Most (and Least) Empathetic Companies, 2016:
https://hbr.org/2016/12/the-most-and-least-empathetic-companies-2016

Morality

Science can answer moral questions:
http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right

Choices

Making the right choices - The battle between your present and future self:
https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_goldstein_the_battle_between_your_present_and_future_self?language=de

Leadership

Leadership - The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones:
https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-difference-between-good-leaders-and-great-ones

Tax havens

Stiglitz urges EU to tackle tax havens after Trump win:
https://euobserver.com/economic/135933

Basic Income

Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/canadian-province-to-give-every-citizen-1320-income-boost-to-overcome-poverty-a7411281.html

Capitalism

Why we need to rethink capitalism - When we put justness on par with profits, we'll get the most wonderful thing in the whole world: we'll take back our humanity.
http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_tudor_jones_ii_why_we_need_to_rethink_capitalism

Empathy

The evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society:
http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization

Private Wealth Accumulation

Inherited Advantage: The Importance of Inheritance for Private Wealth Accumulation in Europe:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2341933:4/component/escidoc:2341931/mpifg_dp16_11

Money Trust

Speaking to the People? Money Trust and Central Bank Legitimacy in the Age of Quantitative Easing:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2353756:2/component/escidoc:2353754/mpifg_dp1

Inequality

The IMF finally is starting to think that 'neoliberalism' has created an inequality problem:
http://www.businessinsider.com/imf-employees-write-article-questioning-the-effectiveness-of-neoliberal-economics-2016-5?r=DE&IR=T

Employer Dignity

They’re Not Employees, They’re People:
https://hbr.org/2002/02/theyre-not-employees-theyre-people

Leadership

Leadership - Business Leaders Should Stand Up to President Trump:
https://hbr.org/2017/02/business-leaders-should-stand-up-to-president-trump

Employee engagement

Employee engagement is a problem. To fix it, encourage your workers to break rules and be themselves. We’ll show you who does it right and how you can too:
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2016/10/let-your-workers-rebel

Leadership / Change

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them:
https://hbr.org/2016/10/organizations-cant-change-if-leaders-cant-change-with-them

Inequality

The 4 biggest reasons why inequality is bad for society:
http://ideas.ted.com/the-4-biggest-reasons-why-inequality-is-bad-for-society/

Work-life balance

This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms:
http://qz.com/806516/the-secret-to-patagonias-success-keeping-moms-and-onsite-child-care-and-paid-parental-leave/

Team morale

We took a trip across Germany on a quest to find out what companies are doing to make the most of team morale:
http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/07/germany-workers-reaping-what-they-sow

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture - Leaders Can Shape Company Culture Through Their Behaviors:
https://hbr.org/2016/10/leaders-can-shape-company-culture-through-their-behaviors

Russia / EU

How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?
http://hir.harvard.edu/how-important-would-post-sanctions-russia-be-for-eu-foreign-trade/

Payment

Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid:
http://www.ted.com/talks/david_burkus_why_you_should_know_how_much_your_coworkers_get_paid

Self-Regulation

Discussing Industry Self-Regulation - The Contribution of a Transactional and Institutional Perspective:
http://www.wcge.org/images/wissenschaft/publikationen/DP_2011-03_Jan_Sammeck_-_Discussing_Industry_Self-Regulation_The_Contribution_of_a_Transactional_and_Institutional_Perspective.pdf

Private Wealth Accumulation

Inherited Advantage - The Importance of Inheritance for Private Wealth Accumulation in Europe:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2341933:4/component/escidoc:2341931/mpifg_dp16_11

Responsible Lobbying

Responsible Lobbying - Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Findings in the EU:
http://www.zfwu.de/fileadmin/pdf/3_2015/zfwu_16_3_15.pdf

White-Collar Crime

From Elite Lawbreaking to Financial Crime - The Evolution of the Concept of White-Collar Crime:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2345833:4/component/escidoc:2345831/mpifg_dp16_10

Trade Deals

The sting in the trade deal tail - corporations push for rights to sue governments:
https://www.corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies-international-trade/2016/10/sting-trade-deal-tail-corporations-push-rights-sue

Leadership

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership:
https://hbr.org/2007/02/discovering-your-authentic-leadership

Corporate Governance

Deliberative Democracy and Corporate Governance:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/bejrv4n06barbeau.pdf

Shared Value

Creating Shared Value - The One-Trick Pony Approach:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/bejrv1n17beschorner.pdf

Learning and Comfort Zone

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything:
https://hbr.org/2016/07/if-youre-not-outside-your-comfort-zone-you-wont-learn-anything

Sexual Harassment

Why We Fail to Report Sexual Harassment:
https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-we-fail-to-report-sexual-harassment

Bayer-Monsanto

Bayer-Monsanto: An infamous wedding facilitated by the ECB - By purchasing bonds from Bayer, the ECB has indirectly facilitated the takeover of Monsanto which was finally approved two weeks ago:
http://www.qe4people.eu/bayer_monsanto_merger_facilitated_ecb

Maximize Profits

The “Maximize Profits” Trap in Decision Making:
https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-maximize-profits-trap-in-decision-making

CSR

Bringing Values Back into CSR:
https://bejreview.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/bejrv1n16vanderven.pdf

Smart workers

Make Time for the Work That Matters:
https://hbr.org/2013/09/make-time-for-the-work-that-matters

Gender

Stop “Protecting” Women from Challenging Work:
https://hbr.org/2016/09/stop-protecting-women-from-challenging-work

Monetizing live

Our parents discovered leisure. We killed it. The consequences of monetizing your bliss:
https://timeline.com/hobby-career-b5d199b0df18#.9veyowuhg

Green Finance

The conventional economic-development model viewed environmental protection as a “luxury good” that societies could afford only after they became rich. Such thinking explains why the dramatic growth in global income, 80-fold in real terms during the last century, has been accompanied by a decline, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, in natural capital in 127 of 140 countries:
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/g20-embraces-green-finance-by-ma-jun-and-simon-zadek-2016-09

GDP

Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP:
http://ideas.ted.com/why-we-shouldnt-judge-a-country-by-its-gdp/

Communication

A Better Way to Deliver Bad News:
https://hbr.org/2002/09/a-better-way-to-deliver-bad-news

Time to play

Eight talks about why you should take time to play:
http://www.ted.com/playlists/383/the_importance_of_play

Do Fiscal Rules Matter?

Do Fiscal Rules Matter?
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.20150076

Global super-rich

The rise of the new global super-rich:
http://www.ted.com/talks/chrystia_freeland_the_rise_of_the_new_global_super_rich

Career / Recession

The Short- and Long-Term Career Effects of Graduating in a Recession:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.4.1.1

Blood diamonds

After Blood Diamonds - The Moral Economy of Illegality in the Sierra Leonean Diamond Market:
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:2332365:2/component/escidoc:2332363/mpifg_dp16_9

Leadership

Why Some Bosses Bully Their Best Employees:
https://hbr.org/2016/06/why-some-bosses-bully-their-best-employees

Basic Income

The case for money - Why don’t we have universal basic income?
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/20/why-dont-we-have-universal-basic-income

Microfinance

The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation:
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.20130533

Decision Making

Decision Making - How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them:
https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-leaders-can-help-others-influence-them

Worker Behavior

Checklists and Worker Behavior - A Field Experiment:
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.20140044

Resilience

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure:
https://hbr.org/2016/06/resilience-is-about-how-you-recharge-not-how-you-endure

Pointless Jobs

If you want to see people doing nothing, go into a large corporation:
http://www.vice.com/en_us/read/what-is-the-point-of-your-job-389

Basic Income

Basic Income Will Make Sense When People Learn to Value Their Unpaid Work:
http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/10394996

Communication / Meetings

The Right Way to Cut People Off in Meetings:
https://hbr.org/2016/04/the-right-way-to-cut-people-off-in-meetings

Teams

How U.S. Army Basic Training Turns Diverse Groups into Teams:
https://hbr.org/2016/07/how-u-s-army-basic-training-turns-diverse-groups-into-teams

Innovation

Are Most CEOs Too Old to Innovate? The link between youth and creativity:
https://hbr.org/2014/11/are-most-ceos-too-old-to-innovate

Race, Ethnicity

Race, Ethnicity, and Discriminatory Zoning:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140430

Communication

Communication - What Great Listeners Actually Do:
https://hbr.org/2016/07/what-great-listeners-actually-do

Time Management

Some very busy people feel quite relaxed about time. Here's what they do that the rest of us don't:
https://www.fastcompany.com/3063802/work-smart/secrets-of-people-with-all-the-time-in-the-world

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault, Neoliberalism and the Failures of the Left:
http://inthesetimes.com/article/19246/foucault-and-the-failure-of-the-left

Leadership

Business Leaders Have Abandoned the Middle Class:
https://hbr.org/2016/06/business-leaders-have-abandoned-the-middle-class

Immigrants and native workers

Immigrants' Effect on Native Workers: New Analysis on Longitudinal Data:
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/app.20150114

Motivation

Annual pay raises don't work. The salary increase serves two purposes: to motivate workers and to keep employees from leaving for a better-paying job. In its current form, the traditional raise does neither of those things very well:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-21/say-goodbye-to-the-annual-pay-raise

Diversity

Why Diversity Programs Fail - and what works better:
https://hbr.org/2016/07/why-diversity-programs-fail

Economic Sociology

How Much Do Sociologists Write About Economic Topics? Using Big Data to Test Some Conventional Views in Economic Sociology:
http://www.mpifg.de/pu/mpifg_dp/dp16-7.pdf

Gender

Rethinking What Masculinity Means at the Office:
https://hbr.org/2016/06/rethinking-what-masculinity-means-at-the-office

Work-Life-Balance: Millenials

The research on generational differences has been overhyped - What Do Millennials Really Want at Work? The Same Things the Rest of Us Do:
https://hbr.org/2016/04/what-do-millennials-really-want-at-work

Neoliberal capitalism

Developed economies are not suffering from the consequences of a financial crash, but from a structural crisis of neoliberal capitalism:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/developed-economies-are-not-suffering-from-the-consequences-of-a-financial-crash-but-from-a-structural-crisis-of-neoliberal-capitalism/

Career Advice

The career advice you probably didn’t get:
http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_colantuono_the_career_advice_you_probably_didn_t_get

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism hasn’t delivered economic growth – it has only made a few people a lot better off. It causes epic crashes that leave behind human wreckage and cost billions to clean up:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/31/witnessing-death-neoliberalism-imf-economists

Modern Slavery

Cash for Kim: How North Koreans Are Working Themselves to Death in Europe:
https://news.vice.com/article/cash-for-kim-how-north-koreans-are-working-themselves-to-death-in-europe

Good work

Seven lessons about finding the work you were meant to do:
http://ideas.ted.com/7-lessons-about-finding-the-work-you-were-meant-to-do/

Lobbying

Contrary to popular opinion, business actors are less successful than citizen groups at lobbying EU legislators:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/02/18/contrary-to-popular-opinion-business-actors-are-less-successful-than-citizen-groups-at-lobbying-eu-legislators/

Basic Income

This animated short film visualizes what the Basic Income is, why a movement for it is growing around the globe, and how we could pay for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYrgjGMxoaI

ECB Greece

The ECB grants debt relief to all Eurozone nations except Greece:
http://voxeu.org/article/ecb-grants-debt-relief-all-eurozone-nations-except-greece

Basic Income

Think of it as Social Security for all - A Basic Income Should Be the Next Big Thing:
http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-05-02/a-basic-income-should-be-the-next-big-thing

Boring Work

It's Not Just You, Most Millennials Are Bored at Work:
http://www.vice.com/read/its-not-just-you-most-millennials-are-bored-at-work

LGBT / Climate Change

Business Is Taking Action on LGBT Rights. Will Climate Change Be Next?
https://hbr.org/2016/05/business-is-taking-action-on-lgbt-rights-will-climate-change-be-next

Good work

Seven lessons about finding the work you were meant to do:
http://ideas.ted.com/7-lessons-about-finding-the-work-you-were-meant-to-do/

Work-life balance

Work-life balance: Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team: So stop it!
https://hbr.org/2015/03/your-late-night-emails-are-hurting-your-team

Illegal Markets

Porous Borders - The Study of Illegal Markets from a Sociological Perspective:
http://www.mpifg.de/pu/mpifg_dp/dp16-2.pdf

Illegal Markets

Illegal Markets - Boundaries and Interfaces between Legality and Illegality:
http://www.mpifg.de/pu/mpifg_dp/dp16-4.pdf

International Solidarity

"Forward and Not Forgetting" - How do Workers' Memories Impact International Solidarity?
https://escarpmentpress.org/globallabour/article/view/2597/2541

Meetings

A one-size-fits-all team meeting rarely works - A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings:
https://hbr.org/2016/04/a-step-by-step-guide-to-structuring-better-meetings

Hiring

How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee - No matter what the job is or how good or bad the candidate may seem to you, treat them respectfully:
https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-to-avoid-hiring-a-toxic-employee

Personality Test

Nothing personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test. This personality test is used by companies the world over but the evidence is that it's nowhere near as useful as its popularity suggests:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2013/mar/19/myers-briggs-test-unscientific

Leadership

Leadership - Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics:
https://hbr.org/2016/04/great-leaders-embrace-office-politics

Global citizenship

Ultimately global issues can only be solved by global citizens demanding global solutions from their leaders. What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?
http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_evans_what_does_it_mean_to_be_a_citizen_of_the_world

Business Knowledge

Ready to level up your working knowledge of business? Here’s what to read now and next. A reading list for lifelong learners:
http://ideas.ted.com/business-101-a-reading-list-for-lifelong-learners/

Universal Basic Income

Milton Friedman, an archetypal neo-liberal, was in favour of the Basic income. Market forces are a basic pillar of neo-liberalism, but instead of the current system whereby the strong can exploit the weak, persuasion will replace work compulsion:
http://www.basicincome.org/news/2016/03/why-basic-income-can-save-the-planet/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=why-basic-income-can-save-the-planet

World Bank

The World Bank - Why It Is Still Needed and Why It Still Disappoints:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.30.1.77

Universal basic income

The Panama Papers prove it: America can afford a universal basic income. If the super-rich actually paid what they owe in taxes, the US would have loads more money available for public services:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/07/panama-papers-taxes-universal-basic-income-public-services

Regulatory Regime

We Don’t Need a Whole New Regulatory Regime for Platforms Like Uber and Airbnb - They have more similarities than differences with traditional businesses, and should be regulated accordingly:
https://hbr.org/2016/04/we-dont-need-a-whole-new-regulatory-regime-for-platforms-like-uber-and-airbnb

EU democracy capitalism

Will Europe manage to become the continental power and the space for democratic sovereignty that we’ll need in order to take control of a globalised capitalism gone mad? Or will it facilitate the subjugation of governments to markets and, in the resulting chaos, fail?
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/01/chronicles-thomas-piketty-weak-suffer-yanis-varoufakis-review

Success / Profit

Some of the Most Successful Platforms Are Ones You’ve Never Heard Of. And they have never made a profit, and don’t even strive to make money — on purpose:
https://hbr.org/2016/03/some-of-the-most-successful-platforms-are-ones-youve-never-heard-of

Helicopter Money

With the ECB failing to meet its inflation target, and a serious possibility that another slowdown may make deflation an even greater risk, it is worrying and disappointing that Draghi is so evasive on the question of helicopter money:
http://www.qe4people.eu/helicopter_money_ecb_keeps_it_vague

Family Business

Corporate Governance - the 21st Century Will Belong to Family Businesses:
https://hbr.org/2016/03/why-the-21st-century-will-belong-to-family-businesses

Income

Exclusive new data shows how debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/07/revealed-30-year-economic-betrayal-dragging-down-generation-y-income

Workaholic

How to Work for a Workaholic? Do a good job, but take care of yourself:
https://hbr.org/2016/03/how-to-work-for-a-workaholic

Leadership

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World:
https://hbr.org/2016/03/the-most-important-leadership-competencies-according-to-leaders-around-the-world

Satisfying Work

How is it that we allow the majority of people on the planet to do work that is monotonous, meaningless and soul-deadening? - What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel:
www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_the_way_we_think_about_work_is_broken

World Bank

New Role for the World Bank:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.30.1.53

Banking Reform

Banking reform has been made more confusing than it needs to be:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/we-ve-made-banking-reform-more-confusing-than-it-needs-to-be-a6879996.html

Leadership Development

Leadership Development - How Mindfulness Improves Executive Coaching:
https://hbr.org/2016/01/how-mindfulness-improves-executive-coaching

Ethics

Ethics - Why Companies Are Blind to Child Labor:
https://hbr.org/2016/01/why-companies-are-blind-to-child-labor

Meetings

The economic impact of bad meetings - You know the feeling: You get invited to a meeting by a person you don’t really know, about a project you’ve barely heard of, and you’re not sure how you can best contribute to the meeting:
http://ideas.ted.com/the-economic-impact-of-bad-meetings/

Leading Teams

Leading Teams - Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout:
https://hbr.org/2016/01/help-your-team-manage-stress-anxiety-and-burnout

Intercultural Management

Intercultural Management - To Connect Across Cultures, Find Out What You Have in Common:
https://hbr.org/2016/01/to-connect-across-cultures-find-out-what-you-have-in-common

Equality

Wealth of richest 1% 'equal to other 99%' - Instead of an economy that works for the prosperity of all, for future generations, and for the planet, we have instead created an economy for the 1%:
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35339475

Rational-market theories

“How surprised should we be that, even after the Great Recession cast grave doubt on the rational-market theories so dominant a decade ago, the top tier of academic economics remains largely unchanged?” - The Closed Marketplace of Economic Ideas:
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/top-economists-rankings-unchanged-by-federico-fubini-2016-01

Learning

Why Organizations Don’t Learn. Our traditional obsessions - success, taking action, fitting in, and relying on experts - undermine continuous improvement:
https://hbr.org/2015/11/why-organizations-dont-learn

Leadership / Change Management

Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh:
https://hbr.org/2016/01/change-management-and-leadership-development-have-to-mesh

Management

Behavioral CEOs - The Role of Managerial Overconfidence:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.29.4.37

Hedge Funds

This summer Greece's financial authorities fined 20 hedge funds for speculating against the Greek economy. Now, the main global lobby group for hedge funds is trying to tweak the EU's rules so they can have a free play in the future:
http://www.corporateeurope.org/financial-lobby/2015/12/hedge-funds-vs-greece-lobbyists-want-cheap-ticket-speculation

Economic Governance

Empowered or Disempowered? The Role of National Parliaments during the Reform of European Economic Governance:
http://www.mpifg.de/pu/mpifg_dp/dp15-10.pdf

Stiglitz, Income

Joseph Stiglitz: The only cure for the world’s malaise is an increase in aggregate demand. Far-reaching redistribution of income would help, as would deep reform of our financial system – not just to prevent it from imposing harm on the rest of us, but also to get banks and other financial institutions to do what they are supposed to do: match long-term savings to long-term investment needs.“
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/great-malaise-global-economic-stagnation-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-2016-01

Statesmanship / Leadership

Statesmanship among banking leaders has been absent since the crisis. This is curious. Crises normally bring forth a talent or two that tower above the rest. But what qualities constitute statesmanship and who comes closest?
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1548464a-9469-11e5-bd82-c1fb87bef7af.html#ixzz3wS9tkXFw

Motivation

Motivating work environment - What Amazing Bosses Do Differently:
https://hbr.org/2015/11/what-amazing-bosses-do-differently

Leadership

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners:
https://hbr.org/2015/10/the-best-leaders-are-constant-learners

Men at Work

Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks:
https://hbr.org/2015/04/why-some-men-pretend-to-work-80-hour-weeks

Leadership

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role. Owners consider the broader needs of the business:
https://hbr.org/2015/09/to-become-a-leader-think-beyond-your-role

Meaning of Life

What makes a good life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, you're mistaken. Lessons from the longest study on happiness:
https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness#t-755265

Leading Teams

Leading Teams - Managers Can Create a Motivating Work Environment with One Word. Theoretically, the modern workplace should be bursting with relatedness and teams ought to be a bountiful source of “relatedness” rewards:
https://hbr.org/2014/08/managers-can-motivate-employees-with-one-word/

Fair Income

Simply having transparent conversations about money can mitigate the negative effects of low pay in terms of an employee's level of engagement - Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly:
https://hbr.org/2015/10/most-people-have-no-idea-whether-theyre-paid-fairly

Basic Income

Here's how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead:
http://www.businessinsider.de/universal-basic-income-scheme-for-the-uk-2015-12?r=UK&IR=T

Modern Slavery

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery:
http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_kristine_glimpses_of_modern_day_slavery

Basic Income

Is this the radical road to prosperity? The growing movement for a basic income:
http://magazine.thevarsity.ca/2015/11/22/is-this-the-radical-road-to-prosperity/

Innovation

Successful innovators don't care about innovating:
https://enterprisersproject.com/successful-innovators-dont-care-about-innovating

Capitalism

Rescuing Capitalism from Itself - The 'plural sector' has to push governments and corporations to act dutifully while waking all of us up to the dangerous realities that we face:
https://hbr.org/2015/12/rescuing-capitalism-from-itself

Strategic Transformation

No business survives over the long term without reinventing itself. But knowing when to undertake deliberate strategic transformation may be the hardest decision a leader faces:
https://hbr.org/2015/12/knowing-when-to-reinvent

Management

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them:
https://hbr.org/2015/09/first-time-managers-dont-do-your-teams-work-for-them

Financal System

While the 2008 financial crisis almost certainly would have occurred if Glass-Steagall had remained in place, its repeal greatly aided the spread of the disaster throughout the financial system and broader economy. Unfortunately, there's been too little willingness by those on Wall Street and in Washington to admit this mistake (and others) or, more importantly, to allow the facts to guide our efforts to prevent another financial crash:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-m-kelleher/the-lessons-of-repealing-glass-steagall_b_8532666.html

Compensation

Compensation - CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World:
https://hbr.org/2014/09/ceos-get-paid-too-much-according-to-pretty-much-everyone-in-the-world?referral=00060

Stress

Stress - The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work:
https://hbr.org/2015/09/the-powerful-effect-of-noticing-good-things-at-work

Leadership

Leadership and Strategic Thinking - Five Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For:
https://hbr.org/2015/09/5-strategy-questions-every-leader-should-make-time-for

Time Management

Time Management - How to Get Work Done on the Road
https://hbr.org/2015/11/how-to-get-work-done-on-the-road

Leadership

Make Your Employees Feel Respected - Start with reflection. The Leadership Behavior That's Most Important to Employees:
https://hbr.org/video/4588031027001/make-your-employees-feel-respected

Motivation

Six Ways To Stay Motivated When You Really Want To Quit:
http://www.fastcompany.com/3052640/know-it-all/six-ways-to-stay-motivated-when-you-really-want-to-quit

Financal Markets

A well-functioning monetary system is essential for a well-functioning economy and thereby, for the common good. The state is the agency responsible for the public interest:
http://positivemoney.org/2015/10/how-can-we-do-better-the-alternative-public-money-creation/

Leadership

You Don’t Need Charisma to Be an Inspiring Leader:
https://hbr.org/2015/10/you-dont-need-charisma-to-be-an-inspiring-leader

Workers Satisfaction

How to find work you love - Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it:
http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_dinsmore_how_to_find_work_you_love

Rating Angencies

The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private US-based credit rating agencies wield immense power over national economies across the globe, and the outcomes can be catastrophic. But what if there was another way? In this bold talk, Heuser shares her vision for a nonprofit agency that would bring more equality and justice into the mix:
http://www.ted.com/talks/annette_heuser_the_3_agencies_with_the_power_to_make_or_break_economies

Intercultural Skills

How to say “This Is Crap” in different cultures:
https://hbr.org/2014/02/how-to-say-this-is-crap-in-different-cultures/

Income Inequality

A survey showed that CEOs worldwide are making exponentially more money than people think they should:
https://hbr.org/video/4536949691001/ceos-get-paid-too-much

Social Responsibility

Angus Deaton about social responsibility - Unwinding Inequality:
https://hbr.org/2013/12/unwinding-inequality

Pareto and Piketty

Pareto and Piketty - The Macroeconomics of Top Income and Wealth Inequality:
http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.29.1.29

Workers Satisfaction

Creativity - Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy:
https://hbr.org/2012/09/bringing-science-to-the-art-of-strategy/ar/1

Communication

The Key to Giving and Receiving Negative Feedback
https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-key-to-giving-and-receiving-negative-feedback

Financal Markets

The fire power of the financial lobby. A survey of the size of the financial lobby at the EU level:
http://corporateeurope.org/financial-lobby/2014/04/fire-power-financial-lobby

Basic Income

Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way. Capitalism is a coercive economic system that creates persistent patterns of economic deprivation.True freedom requires freedom from destitution and freedom from the demands of the employer. Capitalism ensures neither, but a universal basic income, if successful, could provide both.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/30/tired-of-capitalism-lets-try-basic-income/

Workers Satisfaction

How long you should really stay at a job you hate? The trick is gauging your level of dissatisfaction against your own personal needs:
http://fortune.com/2015/10/08/staying-with-a-job-you-hate/

Financal Markets

According to the textbooks, financial markets should be a vehicle through which capital can be allocated to projects that are economically useful (and ideally socially useful and environmentally sustainable too), to the benefit of society. As such, they should play an essential role in our economy. They also happen to be deeply woven into our lives as consumers, as means to manage our savings, pensions and insurance.
http://www.finance-watch.org/hot-topics/understanding-finance/1135-understanding-finance-financial-markets

Leadership

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility:
http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe
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