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The Fallacy of Carrots & Sticks

Why our focus on the individual is misplaced In business and society we are taught about the importance of individual motivation. When business planners try to identify appropriate motivational levers to provoke desired behaviors, they usuallyconsider a trade-off between the positive, the ‘carrot’, and the negative, the ‘stick’. The donkey analogy is commonly used to […]

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Inspiring the Youth of Mongolia

Opportunity. Take it. It is rare that any human being gets the kind of chance given to today’s youth in Mongolia. This giant country has a tiny population, and yet its people are entrepreneurial, hardy, and open. And the economy will thrive based on strong economic conditions, robust civil society, freedom of the press, and […]

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