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Lucy P. Marcus

Lucy P. Marcus

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Lucy P. Marcus, founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, Ltd., is Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School and a non-executive board director of Atlantia SpA.

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  1. Time for a Boardroom Reckoning
    Elon Musk, Chairman, CEO of Tesla Motors, addresses a press conference VCG/VCG via Getty Images

    Time for a Boardroom Reckoning

    May 29, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus identifies shareholders' most urgent grievances about the way companies are operating.

  2. Facing Facebook’s Responsibility
    Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Facing Facebook’s Responsibility

    May 1, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that the company needs to go much further to address its governance failures.

  3. Are Guns the Next Target for Conscientious Investors?
    National Rifle Association members look over optics in the SIG Sauer display Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Are Guns the Next Target for Conscientious Investors?

    Mar 20, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that shareholder activism in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could bring meaningful reforms.

  4. The Sexual Harassment Reckoning
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    The Sexual Harassment Reckoning

    Feb 21, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus says that effective action to protect the rights and dignity of women and girls is becoming unavoidable.

  5. Let’s Talk About Politics
    Donald Trump delivers a speech Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

    Let’s Talk About Politics

    Jan 17, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that citizens and businesses must resist the temptation to disengage from current events.

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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian

    The Chinese government is very good at covering up small problems, but these often pile up into much bigger ones that can no longer be ignored. The current real-estate bubble is a case in point, casting serious doubts not just on the wisdom of past policies but also on China's long-term economic future.

    traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back

    From semiconductors to electric vehicles, governments are identifying the strategic industries of the future and intervening to support them – abandoning decades of neoliberal orthodoxy in the process. Are industrial policies the key to tackling twenty-first-century economic challenges or a recipe for market distortions and lower efficiency?

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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”
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    Laying Chicago Economics to Rest

    Antara Haldar

    From breakthroughs in behavioral economics to mounting evidence in the real world, there is good reason to think that the economic orthodoxy of the past 50 years now has one foot in the grave. The question is whether the mainstream economics profession has gotten the memo.

    looks back on 50 years of neoclassical economic orthodoxy and the damage it has wrought.
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    America’s Broken Civic Bargain

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that Republicans have abandoned one of the core principles that sustains a democracy over time.

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