The Gist

The Business of Corporate Protest

Adi Ignatius, editor of the Harvard Business Review, on how different business leaders are responding to the Trump presidency.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick listens during a session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Tianjin, China, on June 16.

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After intense protest toward companies such as Uber, CEOs across America are finding it more and more difficult to stay neutral when it comes to the Trump administration. Adi Ignatius is the editor of the Harvard Business Review, whose most recent issue looks at how business leaders are approaching the Trump White House. He says more CEOs are likely to follow the lead of Disney chief Bob Iger, who double-booked himself last week instead of attending a meeting with the new White House strategic council.

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