A business is in business for business… AND to do something more

After reading the articles by Milton Friedman and Charles Handy, if you were forced to choose between these two perspectives, which would you choose and why? If forced, I would select Handy’s approach as a better set of guiding principles from which I’d make managerial and corporate decisions. I enjoyed learning about both Friendman’s and […]

Marvelous or flawed? Your ego may determine what kind of leader you are.

The article “Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership” came up in my LinkedIn feed earlier this year. I initially overlooked it; there are so many similar HBR articles already about leadership. Upon review, however, it was worth the read! Through the example of Cees ‘t Hart, CEO of Carlsberg Group, the article argues what […]

Musk-y Business! A look at Elon Musk’s marvelous leadership and one giant flaw

I struggled to write this post and have been procrastinating for days. Why? While I find the topic of leadership and assigned readings and discussions interesting, the concept of leadership as either “flawed” or “marvelous” seems too simplistic: classifying examples into one of these two binaries is reductive and I suggest that we always consider […]

Embracing: Instacart’s transformation of grocery delivery

Instacart is a grocery delivery service operating in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 2012 by Apoorva Mehta (a former Amazon employee), Max Mullen, and Brandon Leonardo, and launched in the San Francisco Bay area (California, USA). Customers use the Instacart website and smartphone apps to select products to buy from available […]

TouchTech: Muse, the brain sensing headband

Muse is a “brain sensing headband” created by InteraXon in Toronto, Canada, an “innovator in brain-sensing technology”. The company was founded in 2007 by Ariel Garten, Trevor Coleman, and Chris Aimone, although product development began in 2003. Their latest Muse 2 product is “a multi-sensor meditation device that provides real-time feedback on mental activity, heart […]