Afterword: Jan 30 2017

‘Afterword’ is a weekly take on the news we feel to be most consequential, and is part of our yearly membership offering.

Welcome to the new world of “alternative facts”, a phrase coined in the moment to explain the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration.

In a split second, as President Trump’s Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the new administration’s right to tell their side of the story with their interpretation of the facts, it gave us a new term to hang our indignation on. And truth tellers everywhere seemed to feel its chilling effect.

But…beware the shiny new distraction of a political-spin faux pas.

This was also a week when the Trump administration unleashed several executive orders to fulfill his presidential campaign promises.

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Maya Mathias

Maya Mathias is a global leadership veteran, with a life and career spanning 3 continents and 5 job transitions. She is a peaceful leadership advocate and mentor, bringing her unique blend of East & West to her leadership development and innovation management practice. Maya’s life began with a lower-middle class upbringing in Asia, surrounded by poultry & vegetable farms and the ‘simple life’. She doesn’t forget her humble roots, and her body of work seeks to bring more equality, justice and personal purpose in troubling times. Learn more about Maya here.

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