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Does being beautiful make you a more electable director?

Would George Clooney make a successful company director? Or, Angelina Jolie the best president? Or, maybe Brad Pitt the next CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Well, it certainly would fit a notion that has always been believed - the more attractive a person is, the more likely it is that their looks positively affect their professional career, and the more likely they are to be successful.

Dec 5th, 2018|

Intolerance on social media: #refugeeswelcome and the Paris terrorist attacks

It is now a fairly uncontested fact that racism and intolerance characterise a significant portion of the content shared on major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. From the United States to Europe, the spread of hate speech has been witnessed by ordinary users as well as journalists, politicians, celebrities and activists.

Nov 14th, 2018|

Do migrants have to work twice as hard to reach the top?

Whilst policies have now been implemented to create gender equality, there are other under-represented groups who experience significant barriers in reaching the top, and receive little support in tackling them – one of which, being migrants.

Sep 26th, 2018|

The manager is dead, long live the egopreneur!

Many people are announcing the end of management. For some, management can no longer be viewed as the formalisation of delegated decision. For others, the increased complexity of companies implies that managers will disappear to give free rein to local initiatives.

Sep 19th, 2018|

Tomorrow, a machine as your manager?

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of every debate. Companies and governments alike are acquiring substantial resources to stay in the running against the American and Chinese giants.

Jul 11th, 2018|