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Wells Fargo’s Train Wreck: 3 Lessons in How Not to Manage Risk

Wells Fargo finally finished an internal investigation into the overzealous sales culture that soiled the bank’s pristine reputation and ended the career of long-time chief executive John Stumpf. It took four of the bank’s directors six months to figure out what we already knew when the story first broke: The executive in[…] Read On

Narcissism Is Eating the World

Babies are the ultimate narcissists. They absolutely believe the world revolves around them. And they’ll do anything to get our attention: look cute and gurgle, grab our fingers and never let go, scream their little heads off. Whatever works, good or bad, they’ll do it. The thing is, babies have[…] Read On

A Biased Media’s Chilling Effect on Diversity of Thought

We keep hearing that Trump’s attacks on the media will have a chilling effect on an essential aspect of democratic society – freedom of the press – but nobody talks about the reverse: a biased media’s chilling effect on freedom of thought. The latter is arguably worse. The president may have[…] Read On

California Should Fund Its Own Damn Transit System

The Trump administration’s Transportation Department is withholding federal funding of a project to modernize Silicon Valley’s light rail system. The New York Times says Trump is breaking a campaign promise about rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The question is, why should Washington have to fund California’s transit system? Turns out, the Golden[…] Read On