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?
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
“What is the life-stage of the human family: toddlers, teenagers, adults, or elders?” Among many different audiences, comprised of people coming from different countries, races, and cultures, the most common answer to this Duane Elgin’s question was that we are in the teenage years. As Elgin summarized it, taking the social average for the human … Sigue leyendo U before V
2020 is a leap year. We have gained one day, but the feeling is as we have lost a year. Long after we are gone, 2020 will remain as a historical point of inflection. A point from which a new line was drawn. Where the line leads, it’s up to us to decide. We hold … Sigue leyendo A leap (of faith) year
Living on a planet with finite resources requires a strong sense of intergenerational commitment. The opposite attitude is living as if there were no consequences. As if there was no tomorrow. It would mean continuing the 'business as usual,' and that is not normal. The normal thing to do is to act responsibly and provide … Sigue leyendo The ‘business as usual’ is not normal
Since it seemed hard for us to grasp the function of the illustrated example where a butterfly flapping wings in one place causes a tornado somewhere far away, nature took a more empirical approach. This time it used a bat instead. If the butterfly illustration wasn’t working for us to truly comprehend our exposure to … Sigue leyendo The Bat Effect
The first sign of the recovery from the Covid19 pandemic will be getting back all the hugs, handshakes and kisses that the virus has deprived us of. Considering the severity and the scale of this global crisis, the socio-economic recovery will very likely take a long time. But although it has the unseen proportion, once … Sigue leyendo Fearorism
Before the Olympic Games official cancelation, my friend Fernando and I were joking over the phone about the physical shape that the athletes may present in Tokyo after several months without training or competing. Picturing all the extra kilos hanging loose and pouring over the tight sportsmen/women outfits made us laugh and distract a bit … Sigue leyendo Mental obesity
Covid19 has taken its first political victim. Two days ago, Kosovo’s government has fallen after a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to steer the country during the pandemic. The political fragility in this improvised democracy, built by NATO bombing, is perhaps not the best example to predict the trend. However, it … Sigue leyendo 34.927. Shame!
While sitting on the airport bus, driving from Barcelona to the Girona Airport, one warning sign, stamped behind the driver’s seat, caught my attention. The first line was written in English and said ‘It is forbidden to eat or drink on the bus’. The line under was written in Spanish and said ‘Está completamente, prohibido … Sigue leyendo Responsible is not a synonym for boring