TED Business

Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that — whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life — because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

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Modupe Akinola

Modupe Akinola is an experienced educator and business professional who has spent her career leading and advising global organizations on their strategic direction and leadership effectiveness. Modupe currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School.

Modupe is an expert on workforce diversity and how stress influences employee success. Modupe’s award-winning research has been published in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets and covered widely in the media. Modupe is one of the most highly rated professors at Columbia Business School and has received several teaching and research awards.

Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Modupe worked in professional services as a consultant and as an investment banker. Modupe received her B.A., M.B.A., M.A. in Social Psychology, and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. She resides in New York City and is a first-generation New Yorker whose parents were born and raised in West Africa.

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