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Founder-led companies are more innovative than those helmed by nonfounders — and growth often slows when they step down. But as Jeff Bezos hands over the CEO reins at Amazon, he leaves behind a set of management tools that have effectively given employees throughout the company a license to innovate.
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Historically, the regulation or self-regulation of science has often followed regrettable incidents. While AI hasn’t yet had an epic disaster moment, the field is now facing increasingly urgent ethical questions about how new inventions might tear at our social fabric.
Making data and data forecasts accessible and easily understood by the general public helps people make better decisions. This article describes three key challenges leaders face in communicating pandemic data and how to address them.
What Else We’re Reading This Week
- Digital trainees need more than just tech skills (Source: MIT SMR)
- This coming summer may feel shockingly normal (Source: The Atlantic)
- Temporary assignments can boost front-line innovation (Source: MIT SMR)
Quote of the Week:
“If we are going to achieve a net-zero carbon economy for real, we will need everyone to act. And that means action can’t be voluntary.”
— Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s chief environmental officer, in “What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?”