OVERWHELMED: WORK, LOVE AND PLAY WHEN NO ONE HAS THE TIME
Featuring Brigid Schulte and Brian Watt
“Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time?”
Brigid Schulte examines this question in her book "Overwhelmed" which maps the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and looks at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed. She investigates progressive offices trying to invent a new kind of workplace; she travels across Europe to get a sense of how other countries accommodate working parents; she finds younger couples who claim to have figured out an ideal division of chores, childcare, and meaningful paid work. She tells KPCC’s Brian Watt what she found out.
ECONOMICS PLAIN AND SIMPLE
Featuring Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and Ben Bergman
After years of TV and radio coverage, gallons of newsprint ink, and billions of scholarly opinions on the blogosphere, do we really understand the financial engineering that brought the global economy to the brink? Writing for the layperson who wouldn't know a "bond" from an "option," and those who believe that a "future" is when we'll be living on Mars, veteran journalist Paddy Hirsch takes us through the labyrinthine world of our financial system and shows us what very nearly caused its demise.
MINDFULNESS WHERE BUSINESS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES INTERSECT
Featuring Jeremy Hunter Ph.D, and Nick Udall Ph.D.
Innovation and creativity are understood as necessary skills for thriving in a dynamic economy. What is often left out is the role of transforming the mind itself. Today's overwhelming challenges require leaders to move beyond "being effective" to fundamentally change themselves and how they see and relate to the world. How can individuals and organizations let go of ego and transform mindsets to evoke creativity, productivity and innovation? In this edition we hear about a new model for creative and productive leaders, a model in which innovation is actually a complete mentality, not a business-led process.
THE POWER AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Featuring Dennis Huang, Gary Yamauchi, Josie Huang
With increased Asian American populations across the country, high education achievement levels, and advanced use of the Internet and social media, opportunity is everywhere. How can the API business owner make the most of it? Dennis Huang, executive director of the Asian Business Association, and Gary Yamauchi, owner of Tri-Star Vending, know more than a thing or two about enterprise and success. They are here at the Crawford Family Forum with KPCC’s Josie Huang to share their expertise.
"In 2009-2010, micro-business were the only firm size that created jobs. In California, micro-business (5 or fewer employees with $50,000 in capital) has created 720,000 jobs."
Ben Bergman in conversation with Stacey Sanchez, Adela Bertran, and Constance Anderson
"Adapting...Lessons...It's not enough that your boss knows you're doing a good job. Make sure your boss' boss knows..." (on self-promotion)
Patricia D. Hausknost in conversation with Jenny Darroch, Associate Professor of Marketing
Patricia D. Hausknost is Senior Vice President and Manager, Financial Institutions, at City National Bank and Chair of the United Way Women Leadership Cabinet. Jenny Darroch is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Drucker School of Management. Her first book, Marketing Through Turbulent Times, was published in 2009.
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"We've all had the experience of being a hostage without having a weapon to your head."
George Kohlrieser in conversation with Matt DeBord, business and economy reporter
George Kohlrieser is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at IMD, a Switzerland-based international business school; a former hostage negotiator; and author of Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others and Raise Performance. His new book is Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership.
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THE MORAL MOLECULE
PAUL ZAK June 7/2012—Paul Zak is a recognized expert in oxytocin. His current research is demonstrates that oxytocin works as the brain's "moral molecule." This knowledge is being used to understand the basis for civilization and modern economies, improve negotiations, and treat patients with neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
DAVID AUDRETSCH April 12/2012—David B. Audretsch is a distinguished professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director, at the Institute for Development Strategies at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University at Bloomington.
WHAT WOULD DRUCKER DO?
RICK WARTZMAN February 23/2012—Rick Wartzman is the executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. The institute's mission is to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. It does this, in large part, by advancing the teachings of the late Peter F. Drucker, "the man who invented management" (in the words of BusinessWeek magazine).
The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management is part of Claremont Graduate University, the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges, a member of the Claremont University Consortium (CUC).