What links coronavirus, leadership, women on boards, climate change and disinformation? Read this week's links to find out.
Women as CEOs, digital native children as designers of the world being eaten by software, work and AI, and ok, since we are all remote-working thanks to coronavirus, a reflection on the loneliness it may precipitate for some and some excellent hacks for getting it right all feature in this week's picks.
I pick social commentary, business books, quirky books on popularity, a business novel and poetry. Most are not on popular lists. Which is why this list is worth a read.
A version of this essay appeared on Hudson Walker International's Opinion section published on November the 4th, 2016. The Luxury sector is facing headwinds. Single digit growth seems here to stay. The behaviour and the expectations of the elusive but coveted millennial consumer remain somewhat a mystery with conflicting trends emerging. For instance, millennials seem … Continue reading Luxury’s talent conundrum
Apparently female entrepreneurship events are "weep fests", according to this opinion piece published by a media startup. "Why can’t we, for once, stop looking at the whole gender thing whenever we have a roomful of women, stop talking about how tough it is to be women and businesswomen at the same time, and just talk … Continue reading Never “just business” for female founders
Fascinating materials about people and performance caught my eye this week. If you work with people in any capacity, these links will interest you. First, this fascinating essay on how creative people's brains do work differently. It draws upon Frank X Barron's research into creative people, that found that IQ could not explain the creative … Continue reading Four For Friday (38)
As recently as January 2016, Franck Bondoux, the director of the Angoulême Festival international de la bande dessinée in France, is on record saying there have been very few women illustrators or comic artists in history. The unwillingness to educate himself in the history of art, and at least the history of something that his … Continue reading Women Artists in London: Comix Creatrix
Long post alert! Women artists are predicted to garner more attention this year. Right on cue there is Women: New Portraits, by Annie Leibovitz, the American photographer. The London show launches the 10-city international tour of the exhibition. These images are a continuation of the project Women that Leibovitz began with Susan Sontag many years … Continue reading Women Artists in London: Annie Leibovitz
Art is seen by many as unrelated to the grind of our quotidian lives. It sometimes is. But at other times, it encapsulates the times we live in, makes snide commentary, catalyses change, ignites conversation. This week's readings are on Art. Not long essays just contemporary happenings. When Lego refused the Chinese artist Ai WeiWei's … Continue reading Four For Friday (36)
From fashion magazines to feminist commentariat and regular journalism outfits, many seem to be telling women this January that buying Birkin bags is a better idea that investing in the stock market. A luxury bag selling website's research comparing S&P 500 performance with that of Birkin bags says the latter stacks up more favourably over … Continue reading Investment and Luxury: The Birkin Bag