‘Value’ proposition: Ex-CEO on how Chicago can woo new jobs (Article)

David Roeder of the Chicago Sun Times recently spoke with Harry about how Chicago might attract new jobs and companies to the city: Harry Kraemer Jr. occupies a world of complexity and close calls, nuances and competing interests. It’s a good thing he’s in academia and not politics. A professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Kraemer has insight

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Happy 4th of July!

I want to wish everyone a fantastic July 4th!!!!!! I truly feel blessed to be an American and have the good fortune to live in the United States of America. Yes, it is very obvious that we are facing many issues and challenges as a nation…with people having very different views and beliefs on immigration, gun control (the topic of

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Tackling the “Return to Office” Debate — with a Balanced Perspective

  My challenge to everyone: Take the time to develop a BALANCED PERSPECTIVE on all topics. For today, I will apply it to the debate raging around whether and how employees should return to their offices (RTO) after the pandemic, and in my next post, I will tackle the gun control debate. Yes, I’m in a feisty mood! 😀 My

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The $44 Billion Question: Who Will Run Twitter?

Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter is creating a stir, from European regulators concerned about less moderation on the platform to employees of the social media giant voicing concerns about their compensation and culture. The real question to consider, though, is who will run Twitter after the transaction closes. It appears all but certain that Twitter’s current CEO

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What Makes Zelensky Such a Strong Leader? (Article)

In this edition of “The Insightful Leader” by Kellogg Insight, Harry shares his views on what makes Ukraine’s President Zelensky a strong leader: We’re going to look at leadership through a pretty bleak prism today: the war in Ukraine. The destruction and suffering in Ukraine has been horrifying to watch. But perhaps equally riveting has been the bravery and defiance

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Directors Forum Conference 2022

Join Harry and other leaders for the 17th Annual Directors Forum Conference this week! In our constantly changing reality, and with increasingly stringent regulations and requirements, directors, management and investors must now lead their organizations through uncertainty in uncharted territory. CDF’s 17th annual conference – held in partnership with the University of California Berkeley Center for Law and Business –

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Ukraine Invasion: A time for prayer and reflection

The last four days have been truly tragic. Ukraine, an independent country, was invaded by Russi   a in a manner that violated all laws and signed agreements. It is not a stretch to compare this to what Germany did in the 1930s that led to World War II. The Ukrainian President and citizens have exhibited remarkable leadership and courage

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