Insights

Forbes On Yahoo News, December 3, 2018

President George H.W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Carla Hills and Deborah Lehr, vice chairman at Peterson Institute and senior advisor at Laurel Strategies, reflect on the policy accomplishments of President George H.W. Bush. They speak with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”

Forbes October 2, 2018

Leadership Matterswith Danny Meyer

In their SiriusXM’s Leadership Matterson Insight channel 121. Hosted by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and President & CEO of Laurel Strategies Alan Fleischmann, Leadership Mattersis a new series that dives into the dynamic, changing nature of leadership on the global stage highlighting innovative leaders across industries. Each episode will feature a different leader sharing how they’ve impacted their fields and what it takes to be a great leader today. As a first guest, Restaurateur Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, sat down with John Hickenlooper and Alan Fleischmann for SiriusXM’s Leadership Matters for an honest, in-depth conversation.

Forbes In Forbes, by Leigh Wedell, September20, 2018

Why Chinese Tourists Deserve Your Attention

In a piece for Forbes, Basilinna COO and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Leigh Wedell discusses tapping into the formidable China tourism market.

Forbes In Bandwagon, September 7, 2018

Jive Records founder Ralph Simon speaks on his journey in music

Jive Records founder and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Ralph Simon talks with the Bandwagon staff about the biggest changes in the music industry, what he looks for in musicians and singers, and his predictions for future music trends.

Forbes In Entrepreneur, by Mary Pilon, August 23, 2018

This Company Finds Tough Problems In the World, Then Launches Startups to Solve Them

“Kairos is a company that creates companies. And those companies have a mission: Solve the problems that really need solving.” Kairos was founded by Laurel Strategies senior advisor Ankur Jain.

Forbes On C-SPAN, July 24, 2018

Senate Panel Warned of “Catastrophe” If Iran Closes Strait of Hormuz Over Sanctions

Robert McNally, Rapidan Energy Group president and Laurel Strategies senior advisor warns that the disruption in the Strait of Hormuz for more than a few days would be a “genuine catastrophe.”

Forbes In The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2018

Saudis Move to Push Oil Prices Higher, in Break From Past Policy

Rapidan Energy Group president and Laurel Strategies senior advisor Bob McNally is quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece on rising oil prices. Summer Said and Michael Amon write, “‘They want more investment,’ said Bob McNally, the president of Rapidan Energy, who speaks with Saudi government officials. ‘The consequences of Saudi policy now is higher prices, but if you could have more investment at $65 a barrel, they would want $65.’”

Forbes In Forbes, April 16, 2018

GDPR Is An Opportunity For CEO Statesmanship

Forbes In Forbes, March 20, 2018

CEOs Should Not Run From The Gun Debate. They’re Already Part Of It.

Forbes On Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas, March 5, 2018

What to Watch at China’s National People’s Congress

Deborah Lehr, vice chairman at Peterson Institute and senior advisor at Laurel Strategies, speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” She discusses U.S. trade tariffs and the main issues to watch at China’s National People’s Congress.

Forbes At the Mobile World Congress, February 28, 2018

Keynote 8: Creating an Artificially Intelligent Future: Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global Limited, Founder & Chief Executive

Ralph Simon, Jive Records founder and Laurel Strategies senior advisor, speaks during Keynote 8: Creating an Artificially Intelligent Future.

Fortune In TechCrunch, by Jonathan Shieber, January 23, 2018


Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

David Barber, senior advisor at Laurel Strategies and owner of the Blue Hill restaurant farm, and hospitality consulting mecca, has institutionalized investments in companies that are developing products and services that improve the food and hospitality industries

Forbes In Forbes, January 17, 2018

MetricStream Appoints A New CEO: A Case Study In Leadership Transition

Forbes With CEO Statesmanship Ascendant in 2017, What’s Ahead in 2018?

With CEO Statesmanship Ascendant in 2017, What’s Ahead in 2018?

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, December 5, 2017

All-In Philanthropy: The Story Of
Bloomberg LP’s Rebuilding Team In
The U.S. Virgin Islands

Welcome to a new age of “All-In Philanthropy.” Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann tells the story of Bloomberg LP’s Rebuilding Team in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday: 5 Companies That Are
Aligning Values And Value

On #GivingTuesday, Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann profiles companies that are aligning value and values to create a meaningful positive impact in 2017.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, November 22, 2017

Uber’s Data Breach Crisis: 3 Lessons For CEOs

Under previous leadership, Uber concealed a data breach. Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann uses this opportunity to share how companies can learn from this unfortunate incident by establishing cybersecurity response procedures and drills.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, November 9, 2017

Xi On The Rise: Outcomes From
The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

Basilinna, a Laurel Strategies affiliate firm with deep expertise in China, recently released a report detailing the political and economic implications of the stemming from the Congress, which Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann analyzes here.

HP Thumbnail In the HuffPost, by Alan Fleischmann, November 9, 2017

The Berlin Wall And The Value
Of Owning Our Past

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann’s recollections on the fall of the Berlin Wall and its lessons for today: remembering our triumphs alongside our tragedies.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, November 2, 2017

Latin America: The Next Frontier
for Long-Termism

As the long-termism movement Larry Fink and others brought to the US is percolating in Latin America, Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann shares his take on it.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, October 31, 2017

How To Win At Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate philanthropy has never been as complex or critically needed as it is today. Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann shares his thoughts on how to do it right.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, October 19, 2017

With Ken Chenault Out At American Express,
Let’s Talk About Leadership Transitions

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann examines the challenges of executive leadership transitions and offers strategic advice to companies facing them.

Forbes In Forbes, by Alex Konrad, October 10, 2017

26-Year-Old VC Sheel Tyle Is Raising $100M
For Stealthy New Fund Called Amplo

Laurel Strategies Board Member Sheel Tyle’s new fund, Amplo, is raising money to invest in young entrepreneurs who form global companies that solve “real problems.”

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, September 26, 2017

A CEO’s Demise: Lessons From Equifax

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann comments the resignation of Rick Smith and advises on how other CEOs can avoid his fate

Forbes In Forbes, by Alan Fleischmann, September 18, 2017

From Words To Action: The Next Phase
Of CEO Statesmanship

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann talks about the “Age of the CEO Statesman”, and the opportunity that corporate executives have to leverage their impact to push for social change

NYT In the NYT, by Tony Blinken, August 31, 2017

What the President Really Meant to Say

Tony Blinken, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and the former Deputy National Security Advisor (and Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member) analyzes President Trump’s foreign policy

HP Thumbnail In the HuffPost, by Alan H. Fleischmann, August 25, 2017

After Charlottesville: Reassessing our Fundamental American Values

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann shares his thoughts on the aftermath of Charlottesville event and underline that everyone has a role to play to revisit and reaffirm our core values as a nation

Bloomberg In Bloomberg, July 19, 2017

What to Expect From U.S.-China Economic Dialog

Deborah Lehr, Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor and senior fellow at Paulson Institute, offers insight into today’s talks between the U.S. and Chinese governments

HP Thumbnail In the HuffPost, by Lucy Sherriff, July 16, 2017

Former White House Social Innovation Director
Sonal Shah’s Advice On Starting A Social Business

HuffPost UK interviewed Laurel Strategies Board Member Sonal Shah about the role of business in today’s society

NYT In the NYT, by Tony Blinken, July 9, 2017

The Islamic State Is Not Dead Yet

Tony Blinken, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and the former Deputy National Security Advisor (and Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member) talks about the US responsibility once ISIS is gone.

DM In the Daily Mail, by the Associated Press, June 20, 2017

UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti
cholera victims

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Laurel Strategies Board Member Josette Sheeran as his special envoy for Haiti

HP In the HuffPost, by Alan H. Fleischmann, June 19, 2017

Welcome to the Age of the Citizen-Leader

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann explains why followers are the powerful players in the Age of the CEO Statesman

WSJ In the Wall Street Journal, by Alexandra Wolfe, May 19, 2017

A Booster for Young Entrepreneurs

The Wall Street Journal profiles Kairos Society and its founder, Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Ankur Jain, one of the most extraordinary young entrepreneurs in America

HBS In the Harvard Business School Review, by Christian Camerota, May 9, 2017

David G. Bradley, Chairman of Atlantic Media, to Address Graduating Harvard MBA Students on Class Day

Laurel Strategies Board Member David G. Bradley was the keynote speaker at the Harvard Business School Class Day.

THR In the Hollywood Reporter, April 26, 2017

Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Chuck Ortner is named ​among Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Attorneys

HP Thumbnail In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, March 22, 2017

Building a Great Place to Work Starts in the C-Suite

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann offers a few of our core recommendations for any CEO looking to lead a great place to work.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, March 21, 2017

What David Rockefeller Taught Me about Life and Leadership

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann shares what he has learned from David Rockefeller.

HP logo In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, February 23, 2017

Dispatch from Munich: We Must Redefine Public-Private Partnerships

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann is committed in getting CEO Statesmen to engage on security

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, February 1, 2017

President Trump Needs to Lead Like the Businessman He Promised He Is

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann underlines the importance for President Trump – and for any CEO – to seek advice of those with different opinions.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, January 11, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Need to Be President to Change the World

Mark Zuckerberg

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann highlights Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 30-state tour as an example of the power of a CEO Statesman in today’s global environment, without having to run for political office.

recode thumbnail In Recode by Christopher M. Schroeder , January 10, 2017

Gaza is attracting the attention of Silicon Valley as young tech entrepreneurs push to solve problems themselves

Recode gaza

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Christopher Schroeder writes in Recode about the a trend among tech entrepreneurs to visit Gaza.

LinkedIn Thumbnail On LinkedIn by Alan H. Fleischmann, January 3, 2017

A 24-Hour “Tech Sabbath” to always be at one’s best … at home and in the office

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann writes about his New Year’s resolution to find time to unplug and recharge.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, December 29, 2016

It’s Time For CEOs To Be the New Leaders of the World

CEO statesman article

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann coins the term “Age of the CEO Statesman” to describe a major trend in global leadership.

PR Week Thumbnail In PR Week by Chris Daniels, December 16, 2016

Campaigns must demonstrate value or be drained from the swamp

Gloria Dittus PR Week

PR Week profiles Laurel Strategies’ Senior Advisor Gloria Story Dittus in an article about the new reality for Washington, DC-based communicators in the Trump administration.

The undefeated logo In the Undefeated by Michael A. Fletcher, December 6, 2016

A president in oils and rhymes

Obama - Undefeated

An art collaboration involving David Meadvin, Laurel Strategies’ Managing Director, is profiled.

 Endi thumbnail In El Nuevo Dia by EFE Agency, November 28, 2016

Con asesores la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal

Bertil ENDI

Laurel Strategies Board Member Bertil Chappuis will lead McKinsey’s efforts to support Puerto Rico’s Board of Supervision and Financial Administration [Spanish].

The Indian Express thumbnail In Indian Express, November 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s undefined stance an opportunity to reform H1B visa system: Alan Fleischmann

Alan - Indian Express

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann says that reforming the H-1B Visa program can improve the American economy.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, November 13, 2016

How President-Elect Trump Can Spur More Growth Through Tech

Alan Fortune

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann argues that President-elect Donald Trump must heal his relationship with the tech sector.

HP logo In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, November 13, 2016

He Won. Now What? The Opportunity For Tech Execs To Step Out Of Silicon Valley

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann makes the case for reforming the H-1B Visa program in the U.S.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann and Ian Solomon, October 6, 2016

What It Really Costs for Colombia to Strike a Peace Deal

Colombia article

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann outlines the challenges and opportunities for peace in Colombia.

Fortune Thumbnail In Fortune by Alan H. Fleischmann, September 16, 2016

Is Argentina’s Economy Finally Having a ‘Moment?’

Alan Argentina Fortune

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann writes that after many false starts, there are real reasons for hope in Argentina.

CNN thumbnail In CNN by Wendy R. Anderson, September 11, 2016

Time to update our view of National Guard

Wendy Anderson, CNN

Senior Advisor Wendy Anderson writes that the National Guard is the connective tissue bridging the civil-military divide.

CNN thumbnail In DC Innovators by Emily Wasserman, September 8, 2016

Sonal Shah Explains What Treasury Work and Sarajevo Taught Her About Innovation

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah is interviewed about her experience in the Obama administration and the D.C. tech scene.

HP logo In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, June 30, 2016

Don’t Confuse Political Incorrectness with Authenticity

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann writes that at a time of global uncertainty, people yearn for leaders who speak and act with authenticity and compassion.

 In the Washington Life magazine by John Arundel, June 30, 2016

Social Diary: HBS Salutes David Bradley and Carolyn Everson

The HBS second annual gala honored Atlantic Media Group’s Chairman and CEO (and Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member) David Bradley

The Diplomat in the Diplomat by Deborah Lehr, June 13, 2016

Green Finance: A Strategic Imperative for China

Laurel Strategies’ Senior Advisor Deborah Lehr reports that the Chinese government can meet only 15 percent of the $600 billion annually for a minimum of 5 years needed to clean up China’s environment. China’s “green financing” could be the key to making sure the Paris agreement comes to fruition.

LinkedIn Thumbnail On LinkedIn by Christopher M. Schroeder, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali’s 15 Quotes of Wisdom for Entrepreneurs (and everyone)

The day after Muhammad Ali’s death, Laurel Strategies’ Advisory Board member Christopher Schroeder shares some of his quotes for anyone trying to make an impact.

 In the World Post by Deborah Lehr, May 10, 2016

Protecting Cultural Heritage, One Act at a Time

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Deborah Lehr discusses what still needs to be done after President Obama signed the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act to close the U.S. market to plundered Syrian antiquities.

Ayibopost Ayiti On Ayibopost Ayiti’s Youtube channel, May 3, 2016

Franck Daphnis : Importance de la microfinance du logement (video)

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Franck Daphnis, CEO of DIG (Development Innovation Group) talks to Ayibopost at the International Summit on Finance on the importance of housing microfinance for Haiti.

HP logo In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, May 4, 2016

In Leadership Today, Excellence Demands Value … and Values

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann explains how corporate leaders have a unique opportunity to leverage social values to improve financial value.

Les Echos In Les Echos by Laurence Boisseau, April 26, 2016

Les femmes sont plus nombreuses que les hommes à entrer dans un conseil d’administration

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Sophie L’Helias was named to the board of Kering [French]

HP logo In the Huffington Post by Alan H. Fleischmann, April 3, 2016

Beyond Tolerance — Our Fractured World Needs Respect

Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann explains what’s wrong with the word “tolerance,” and why we need to move past tolerance to true respect for one another.

Pioneers Post  In Pioneer Post by Lee Mannion, March 18, 2016

Sonal Shah and Lily Cole consider potential impact of social enterprise

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah participated in a panel at the Natural History Museum in London to discuss whether social enterprise will ever be big enough to save the world.

HP logo  In the Huffington Post by Sonal Shah, November 23, 2015

Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World

Laurel Strategies Advisory Board Member Sonal Shah wants us to change our approach on philanthropy to be more outcome oriented.