Business Roundtable Fiddles While The Amazon Burns

August 29, 2019
Two weeks ago, the Business Roundtable pledged to protect the human global community by pursuing environmentally sustainable business practices. This week, the Blackstone investment firm, a Business Roundtable member, has been caught making profits from the burning of the Amazon rainforest. Will the Business Roundtable step up and make good on its promises, or was the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation just a bunch of meaningless hype?
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The Technology of Racism in Business

August 27, 2019
There has always been racism in business, but now we are becoming of a new form of racism that's infecting the culture of commerce. Digital technologies are embedding racism into the most powerful technological systems that have ever existed, automatically spreading harch discriminatory judgments at a terrifying pace. Where did digital racism come from, and what can we do to stop it?
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The Business of Human Emotion

August 22, 2019
Gone are the days when business leaders could say with a straight face that consumers and markets behave according to simple rational self-interest. Understanding emotion is vital to success in business, but how can businesses come to grips with emotion, effectively and ethically? What about this face scanning Emotion artificial intelligence we've all heard about? What do scientific studies have to teach us about attempts to automate the study of emotion, and what are the human alternatives?
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Purpose Washing from the Business Roundtable

August 19, 2019
This morning, Americans woke up to a surprising headline from the Washington Post: - Group of top CEOs says maximizing shareholder profits no longer can be the primary goal of corporations - The story referred to a document signed by 181 CEOs called the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. Is it true, though? Does what does the document actually say, and what does it mean? This special episode reads through the document itself, and looks at the hard truth from the evidence of its corpor...
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