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What we’re talking about

Will cost savings from automation create more human jobs by enabling business expansion?

Our Vision

What work looks like and why we do it, may be among the defining questions of the next few decades — personally, organizationally, and societally.

They’re questions being steered by big shifts. A rapidly growing gig economy. Technology automating jobs at an unprecedented rate. Competition from unexpected places. Businesses under increased pressure to restructure. A growing skills gap. New uncertainties in our global economy.

Never has there been a more complex—and more exciting—time to lead in business.

That’s why we launched CXO Magazine, a digital publication featuring stories, insights, and news about what leaders are doing today to make themselves and their organizations more resilient tomorrow. CXO Magazine thinks expansively about the future of work and casts a wide net for answers. We recognize that ideas and solutions can come from anywhere and anyone.

Our approach is decidedly proactive. Yes, robots may be taking some jobs, but what new jobs are being created along the way? Our mindset is growth-oriented—helping you and your organization adapt, become more resilient, and excel.

CXO Magazine is founded by Northeastern University. It draws on the university’s unique alignment with the world of work and Northeastern’s access to leading researchers in many of the fields shaping work. And it builds on what Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun refers to as the vital intersection of work and learning: how people and organizations identify and develop talent and adapt to change.

It will always look for a new take on the existing conversation by trying to distinguish hype from trends, poking at assumptions, and drawing on new data and fresh expertise. Our team will comb the globe for unique perspectives, striving to point out where ideas and interests intersect.

CXO Magazine will also be multichannel and participatory. In the coming months, we’ll launch an email newsletter and regular podcast. We’ll host events and discussions. We want you to engage with us in ways that work for you.

Because, yes, the changes appear big and constant, but we also see amazing opportunities. More important, so do others.