Hubris

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is the richest person in the world. He obviously has remarkable expertise in starting and running a technology and retail giant. But when it comes to his philanthropy, Bezos is the personification of hubris and condescension, garnished...

Micromanager, Heal Thyself

“The problem is, I’m a terrible micromanager.” Said nobody. Ever. People constantly complain about micromanagement. But micromanagers never fess up. In their own eyes, they’re detail-oriented. They’re concerned with quality control. They’re ensuring continuity....

A Bubble Bursts

A scandal at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has roiled the world of philanthropy. It’s a blockbuster story with dramatic elements worthy of an HBO mini-series: An imperious and (until now) impervious CEO, secretive billionaire donors, abusive treatment...