Jon Mertz, Author at Activate World

Political misfits in the workplace: What happens in red and blue organizational cultures?

Sekou Bermiss, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Sekou Bermiss is an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(NY), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from… Read More

The revolution of the creative economy

Alice Loy, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Creative Startups Alice Loy is co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy.  Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy. A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from… Read More

An innovative intersection of business investing and social impact

Kyle Lukianuk, President, Good Returns Network Kyle Lukianuk graduated from SMU with a degree in finance and started his early career with Bank of America. He then moved to KPMG, where he focused primarily on internal audit and risk management. His insights into the financial services industry motivated him to explore financial models that foster… Read More

Freedom of speech: The pursuit of ideas and truth on college campuses

Keith E. Whittington, Professor of Politics, Princeton University Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S…. Read More

Social media polarization: What happens? What can we do?

Nabeel Gillani, Ann Yuan, and Martin Saveski, MIT Labs, Authors of Me, My Echo Chamber, and I: Introspection on Social Media Polarization Nabeel Gillani, graduate student and research assistant in the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT Media Lab, using data science/machine learning and software engineering to try and promote equality of opportunity in… Read More

Early Radio: The story of “Fighting Bob Shuler”

Bonus Episode 2 Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia, continues the conversation by highlighting one of her favorite early radio stories and personalities. The character is Reverend Bob Shuler, who is sometimes known as “Fighting Bob” Shuler. Learn his story, especially as it relates to current-day social media personalities. Within his… Read More

Corporations gain civil rights

Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations, UCLA law professor Dr. Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA. Dr. Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to… Read More

Activate World Trailer

Weber Shandwick and KRC Research conducted a study on CEO activism and found that 47 percent of Millennials believe CEOs have a responsibility to speak up on issues important to society. In the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, 72 percent surveyed – across generations – said they trust their employer to do what is right, and… Read More