‘Millionaires make money. Billionaires make history.’… too much history

 "I'm a millionaire, and millionaires make money. It’s the billionaires who make history”. This quote was attributed to George Soros in a biopic published in Duga, a Serbian magazine that I used to follow back in the '90s. It was the answer Soros allegedly made in his early days of being 'just' a millionaire when … Sigue leyendo ‘Millionaires make money. Billionaires make history.’… too much history

The Planet can afford four more years, but humanity can’t

One day before the US elections, Finland recorded the highest November temperature in history.  At the same time, World Economic Forum alerts that 2020 is on course to be the warmest year on record. The time is running out. The colossal surprise from the 2016 US elections has proven the painful reality behind the statement, … Sigue leyendo The Planet can afford four more years, but humanity can’t

The (show)man who would be a king

The news of the great Sean Connery's death reminded me of a scene from the ‘Man who would be king’. In that scene, after being arrested and standing in front of an army commissioner accused of a blackmail attempt, Daniel Dravot (Connery) stands alongside Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine).      “There may be no criminal charges … Sigue leyendo The (show)man who would be a king

It’s the Tomorrow, stupid

One irrefutable statement can be applied to today's political, social, and economic choices, and that is: “It’s the Tomorrow, stupid." Set into a mathematical formula form, this could be expressed as Humanity – Tomorrow = No Humanity. Environmental sustainability is what turns the equation positive. It comes from the commitment to assure future generations’ “ability … Sigue leyendo It’s the Tomorrow, stupid

Finding Adam Smith – again

If it weren't for the terrible loss of our loved ones, the Covid19 pandemic would be the first-ever global opportunity to put a value on the statement that human wellbeing increases through consumption. This was one of the fundamental presumptions behind the economic growth models, which, through globalization, turned into a central force behind different … Sigue leyendo Finding Adam Smith – again

Being a president of Usastan is still a ‘great deal’

This fictitious scenario is simply a product of my imagination. But so it was the idea of Donald Trump becoming the US President. Prior to his nomination to the 2016 elections, this idea was simply a narrative material used by talk shows and the Simpsons to entertain their audience. And then it stopped being funny. … Sigue leyendo Being a president of Usastan is still a ‘great deal’

Triple Bottom Line

"Sustainability reporting must consist of statements about the extent to which corporations are reducing (or increasing) the options available to future generations" Prof. Rob Gray It is apparent that "businesses have a vital role to play in the sustainability transition" (European Commission, 2019, p.26). But an important part of the implementation of this transition relies … Sigue leyendo Triple Bottom Line

Bots are votes

“More than half of Internet traffic today comes from bots. These non-human visitors crawl the web constantly, their numbers are increasing, and they are getting smarter and more human-like by the minute.” The results from the annual Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report reveal many aspects of modern society but perhaps the most important one relates … Sigue leyendo Bots are votes

Fit in or stand out?

There is no right or wrong answer to this challenging social dilemma. The complex reality of organizational behavior shows that the choice is rarely black or white. Instinctively one might believe that leaders should always stand out. The reality proves that often the most effective leadership is invisible. Eventually, it all comes down to the … Sigue leyendo Fit in or stand out?

New guilt management

Since the early days' of our hunter/gatherer ancestors, human societies have developed belief systems. These systems evolved around different myths through which our relationship with nature has been shaped. Floods, wildfires, famines, droughts, epidemics, and other disasters were attributed to gods' deception. In order to appease them, sacrifices had to be made. This became a … Sigue leyendo New guilt management