‘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

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

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

Eudaimonia of scale

These letters have been brought to your attention through a series of interactions between different materials. You were most likely reading these lines on your phone after a vibrating tone, and bright flashes alerted your attention. These were made possible by tungsten, found in the phone vibrating mechanism, and indium and/or some other rare earth … Sigue leyendo Eudaimonia of scale

From linear to circular citizens

Europe is resource-poor. Compared to most other continents, we don't have vast reserves of natural reserves buried underground. But, if instead of under we focus above ground, this shouldn't be an obstacle to our future development. There is an enormous amount of material to be recovered from recycling waste. According to Eurostat (see Figure 2), … Sigue leyendo From linear to circular citizens

De los ‘capitanes de industria’ a los fiduciarios del desarrollo sostenible

Para salir de la crisis impulsada por la pandemia Covid-19, “España deberá dotarse de una política industrial de nuevo tipo, basada en la digitalización y la descarbonización de la economía”, asegura Enric Juliana en un análisis (ya de costumbre) bien informado y acertado. A continuación el directivo de La Vanguardia vaticina que tal proceso no … Sigue leyendo De los ‘capitanes de industria’ a los fiduciarios del desarrollo sostenible

Seeds for a carbon-free economy

Until recently, the first-mover dilemma was one of the main reasons for blocking companies’ decision to act more sustainably. The balance between the advantages and disadvantages, which this decision carried, often resulted in pointing out the potential loss of market share or competitiveness, hence the disadvantage side of the dilemma. Today, it is no longer … Sigue leyendo Seeds for a carbon-free economy