As the child of Cambodian refugees resettled in the US, Christine Thach grew up in a tight-knit community of former refugees that taught her the value of collective success and interdependence. She credits her community's success to their readiness to embrace a team mentality and to creating a culture of empowerment. Thach argues that the collective success mindset so often seen in refugee communities, and today's competitive capitalist business culture are not at odds -- in fact, they are complementary.
What is it about unfairness? Whether it's not being invited to a friend's wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can't think straight. And it's not just a personal issue -- it's also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his company works to create a culture of fairness -- and how tapping into our innate sense of what's right and wrong makes for happier employees and better results.
Dissenters are often dismissed as disruptive, disrespectful and annoying. But when it comes to business, challenging the status quo can bring much needed change to any organization. Andrew Millar defends the dissenters of the world, arguing that these stalwarts are arguing out of compassion with an aim to improve ideas. In this impassioned talk, Millar shares lessons that any company or loyal objector can use to work strengthen their organization.
Many African countries are poor for a simple reason, says entrepreneur Magatte Wade: governments have created far too many obstacles to starting and running a business. In this passionate talk, Wade breaks down the challenges of doing business on the continent and offers some solutions of her own -- while calling on leaders to do their part, too.