7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries. ” Rethink how you think about injury rates.

How Blockchain Could Help Emerging Markets Leap Ahead

Harvard Business

We argue that, like previous revolutionary ideas, blockchain has the potential to help developing nations leapfrog more-developed economies. Leapfrogging — using the lack of existing infrastructure as an opportunity to adopt the most advanced methods — has been a highly effective strategy for developing nations over the last few decades. Where are the opportunities for developing economies to leapfrog now?

Badges? We Don’t Need No LinkedIn Badges

Harvard Business Review

Money became a key element of these trust networks because it was cheaper to trust the money than the credit of a counterparty beyond your clan, village, or tribe. These hacks are things like badges, diplomas, dress codes, and, as it happens, credit ratings. The son of a Texan friend of mine decided earlier this year not to go to college, as someone like him would surely have done a few years ago.