Insights

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.

Wired In Wired by Alec Ross, January 25, 2017

Connected cars will become the next big weapon

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross writes about the emerging risk of hackers taking control of connected cars.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

MPR News In MPR News by Alec Ross, August 11, 2016

Aspen Ideas Festival: Alec Ross on ‘The Industries of the Future’ (audio)

Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross explains how the coming developments in science and technology create both promise and the peril for our future.

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

 In the Baltimore Sun by Mary Carole McCauley, June 18, 2016

Book by Baltimore-based tech futurist makes global splash

The Baltimore Sun offers a local perspective in their reporting of Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross’ new book

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.

SearchCIO In SearchCIO, May 9, 2016

CIO Minute: Alec Ross on cognitive robotics innovation


In an interview with SearchCIO editorial director Sue Troy, Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross talked about how physical robots mark just the beginning of workplace disruption.

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]

K@W In Knowledge@Wharton, April 13, 2016

‘Industries of the Future’: Alec Ross Unveils the Winners (video, audio and transcript)

Interview of Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross on his book The Industries of the Future, based in part on his four years serving as senior advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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.

Bloomberg  In Bloomberg, February 5, 2016

Alec Ross: Get Out of Your Geographic Comfort Zone (video)

“The Industries of the Future” author and Laurel Strategies Senior Advisor Alec Ross has advice for new college graduates.

Washingtonian  In the Washingtonian by Hillary Kelly, February 2, 2016

Alec Ross’s New Book Asks Daunting Questions About the Future of Tech in Washington

Laurel Strategies’ Senior Advisor Alec Ross answers Washingtonian’s Hillary Kelly questions on the world’s biggest problems in the next decade, and how startups and research labs can solve them.

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.