Category: Video and Podcasts
Has anything changed in banking regulation since the crisis of 2008? Consider the case of MF Global Holdings Ltd., a New York-based securities firm that filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31 after disclosing sizable exposure to derivatives and other investments related to billions of dollars in European sovereign debt. The firm was headed by Jon Corzine, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs who subsequently went into politics and was elected U.S. Senator and, later, Governor of New Jersey. In this video clip, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart compares and contrasts the positions and behavior of Jon Corzine, the politician, with Jon Corzine, the CEO banker.
Stephen Miles, vice chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, the executive search firm, tells Big Think that the global financial crisis and the advent of the Internet age have transformed the relationship between business and stakeholders.
In an exclusive interview with the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates discusses the challenges of philanthropy in an economic recession and how his tenure at Microsoft prepared him for his new job running the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products Inc., discusses the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility during a keynote session at the 2010 BSR conference in New York City in November, 2010.
Rich Lyons, Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses values and ethics with The Wall Street Journal.
Jeffrey Hollender, Co-founder & CEO of Seventh Generation, discusses corporate responsibility and sustainability issues in an interview with Big Think.
For however elusive happiness is to define, there are very specific things people can do each day that are proven to increase happiness: Tal Ben-Shahar has spent his career studying them. He gave Big Think several practical happiness tips, including changing your calendar, buying a notebook, and changing your approach to car parking.
Harry Markopolos, the analyst who tried in vain to persuade the Securities and Exchange Commission that Bernie Madoff’s investment company was a Ponzi scheme, is interviewed by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies, India, has suggestions on how business leaders can establish a corporate values framework. “Every company must define a framework for values, a framework for ethics, a framework for behavior of its leaders,” he says. “Leaders must walk the talk, leaders must lead by example. There has to be zero tolerance for values violations.”