Discussion Our favourite stories this week December 17th-23rd 2018

by Michael Wise _______23rd December 2018
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Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days that address issues – such as leadership, sustainability, financial inclusion, social entrepreneurship, corporate governance, tech and AI – that Tomorrow’s Company thinks business should seek to fully engage with if it is truly to become a force for good in society.

Merry Christmas!

The TC team

When you become a leader, your job is to define the problem — not solve it https://hbr.org/video/5420288136001/how-managers-become-leaders

Meet the Nigerian e-waste recycler saving a ‘doomed environment’
https://twitter.com/bbcworldservice/status/1074271093580554240

Important BMJ article – the need to re-think medicine as part of a wider and deeper review of what it means to live in a healthy society. One of the things about this journey is that it cannot be undertaken alone https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4987

Mastercard invests $3m in African financial inclusion https://www.bankingtech.com/2018/12/mastercard-invests-3m-in-african-financial-inclusion/

What are the challenges of running a for-profit social enterprise? https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/12/18/what-are-the-challenges-of-running-a-for-profit-social-enterprise/#53d7bf422ac2

Nissan Is a Corporate Governance Nightmare http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/nissan-is-a-corporate-governance-nightmare.html?utm_source=tw

Tech expert says merging 5G and artificial intelligence will make humans better problem solvers https://thehill.com/hilltv/boundless/422293-tech-expert-says-merging-5g-and-artificial-intelligence-will-make-humans

From the World Economic Forum: How artificial intelligence is shaking up the job market https://wef.ch/2DdUUx1

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