‘It’s stressful, lonely work’: The newest job at City Hall is also the most important

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More cities are adding a Chief Equity Officer as they try to combat inequity and systemic racism. In May 2019, barely a month after being elected mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot created a new high-profile role in the city’s government. Fulfilling a campaign promise, she announced that her administration would include the city’s first chief equity officer. Read Full Story

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The most genius founders can also be erratic CEOs. Here’s how to fix that

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A leadership expert says founders of growing businesses need to adapt and also start thinking of themselves as CCO—the “chief consistency officer.” Founder CEOs have captured the imagination of the business world and often have a somewhat idealized or even romanticized image. Most founders have dreams of becoming the next Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates. Venture and private equity investors are all aggressively searching for the next world-changing visionaries. Read Full Story

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Malala Yousafzai, Eric Schmidt, Pramila Jayapal, Mark Mason join Innovation Festival

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Leaders from politics, business, and social good join the first-ever virtual ‘Fast Company’ gathering. The Fast Company Innovation Festival has added Malala Yousafzai , the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to its lineup of speakers. Also joining the festival: Eric Schmidt , the technologist and philanthropist; Washington congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ; and Mark Mason , chief financial officer of global banking giant Citi. Read Full Story

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