Jim Stengel is president and CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, and author of “Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies.”
Jim Stengel is author of “Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies.” We talked with him about his list of the world’s 50 best companies, about why improving people's lives is at the core of their success, and about his own remarkable career.
Josh Lerner is co-founder and executive director of the Participatory Budgeting Project, a non-profit that works with communities across North America to decide how to spend public money. We'll talk with him about why Americans love democracy in theory, but often hate it in practice, and about why participatory budgeting has fans--and critics.
As head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Shirley Malcom is committed to finding and nurturing underrepresented talent in the sciences. Her drive is deeply personal.
Malcolm is a former member of the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. She earned her Ph.D. from Penn State and holds 16 honorary degrees.
Carol Reardon is a Professor of American History at Penn State and this year’s Penn State Laureate. A noted expert on the American Civil War, one of her best-known books is Pickett’s Charge: In History and Memory. It provides a fascinating assessment of the facts—and fiction—surrounding the single most famous military battle of the Civil War.
He’s been called Mr. Pinto. Denny Gioia was the Ford Motor Company’s Recall Coordinator in the early 1970s when a field report about one of the company’s top-selling cars landed on his desk. It was one of more than a hundred case files. At issue was whether the Ford Pinto’s fuel tank posed a serious fire hazard if struck from behind. The case would result in a series of devastating lawsuits against Ford, a recall of 1.5 million vehicles and charges of reckless homicide.