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In the news this week August 20th 2018

Dear Readers, Here are a few articles published these past few days that touch on the sorts of issues - corporate governance, sustainability, leadership, the future of work, 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. Yours, The TC team

  1. Insightful long-read in The Times: "Why working mums are being sold an impossible dream about work/life balance — and how to set the record straight"

  2. 'Carillion is, quite simply, the single-most shocking business story I’ve covered in over 20 years as a journalist' – Liam Halligan on the collapse of the UK’s second-largest construction company

  3. Article on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act. "The underlying theory of corporate behavior that changed in the 1980s and 1990s, to emphasize the primacy of shareholders, has not been significantly challenged. Sen. Warren is right to pinpoint this issue and should be applauded for proposing an alternative."

  4. Article in the Harvard Business Review: 'What Would It Take to Get Businesses to Focus Less on Shareholder Value?'

  5. Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and ex-employees are getting together for a reunion bash. But according to Stefan Stern, 'the more serious question is whether we can afford to be relaxed about the financial system 10 years on'

  6. From our own website: There are plenty of inspiring business stories out there - the best thing we can do is share them

  7. Article about fake news websites, the decline of journalism, and the wider point about how rules to govern power simply can't keep up when technology evolves as rapidly as it is: 'The dangerous power of the clickbait king'

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