Archive for November 18th, 2011

Books on leadership

November 18, 2011

Brett Wigdortzis the founder and CEO of UK-based independent charity Teach First, which places graduates to teach in schools in challenging circumstances across England, to raise the attainment, access to opportunity and aspiration of its pupils.

He picks his five books on leadership in this nice interview:

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Is it Ben Bernanke’s finest or most challenging hour?

November 18, 2011

Tony Crescenzi of PIMCO in this piece says Bernanke has been the lone leader in troubled economic times. Unlike politicians and US congress which has piled on misery due to their infighting, Bernanke has taken some brave decisions to spur the economy despite all odds and criticism.

There is no FDR in US as of now:

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Challenges facing Caribbean economists

November 18, 2011

DeLisle Worrell, Governor of Central Bank of Barbados has been posing tough qs on economics and economists since the crisis (see  these superb speeches What’s wrong with economics? and What’s wrong with economics – Part II? ).

In a new speech at a seminar for Carribean economists he again picks on issues. He says we need both new concepts and research that is relevat for policymaking. Why new concepts?

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Making old art centres relevant for the cool young generation

November 18, 2011

A nice case study on Lincoln Centre at NY. This could be used as examples by other non-profit cultural centres as well after all the challenges remain the same for most in this digital and multiplex/mall era.

Lincoln Centre was popular amidst baby boomer generation but the boomers were now in mid-60s. The Centre needed to revamp itself  to suit to the younger American audience and the case study tells you how it was done. One man - Reynold Levy changed the game for the centre:

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