When Girl Meets Oil, a Fascinating Show Ensues

Today’s show features Christine Bader, the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil. She is a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Columbia University, where she co-teaches a course on Human Rights and Business, and a Human Rights Advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).

After earning her MBA from Yale in 2000, Christine joined BP (yes, that BP) and proceeded to work in Indonesia, China, and the U.K., managing the social impacts of some of the company’s largest projects in the developing world. Join us as we discuss…

  • Her love of BP and idealism for the power of business to make the world a better place…
  • Her loathing of BP and her cynicism toward big business…
  • Her current view, which is a little closer to the middle of those two extremes.

I always say the success or failure of any interview lies with the talent and dynamism of the guest – really, we hosts can only screw up a good thing when we pick the right people to share with our audience. Well, guess what? Christine is humble, brilliant, and clever: the winning trifecta for a truly fascinating interview!

You will love her stories of success and caution, her advice for corporate idealists like herself, and her outlook for the future of the human side of business.

Dont forget to check out last week’s episode with Vineet Nayar!

 

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Ted Coiné is a Forbes Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer and an Inc. Top 100 Leadership and Management Expert. This stance at the crossroads of social and leadership put him in a unique perspective to identify the demise of Industrial Age management and the birth of the Social Age. The result, after five years of trend watching, interviewing and intensive research, is his latest book, A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive, which he co-authored with Mark Babbitt. An inspirational speaker and popular blogger, Ted is a pioneer of the Human Side of Business (#humanbiz) movement. He is also a serial business founder and three-time CEO. When not speaking at conferences and corporate functions, Ted advises CEOs on how to become Truly Social Leaders, or “Blue Unicorns” as they put it in A World Gone Social, in order to bring their companies into the Social Age. Ted’s advice: “Change is only scary if it’s happening to you. Instead, bring the change your competitors dread. That is something only a Social Age business leader can accomplish.”

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