Greece and the EU
Greece is still in the news. Not surprising, since the European Union (EU) has never had such a huge problem as this with a member country. I’ve written a lot on the subject already and don’t want to belabor the point. But I’ll try to summarize here.
Pope Francis’ Encliclycal Laudato Si has had a world impact that extends to the global business community. Professors Domènec Melé (Business Ethics) and Mike Rosenberg (Strategy) share their personal opinions about the Pope’s vision.
Women in Business
I'm afraid the "coffee for all" approach often imposed in some countries, involving a mandatory percentage applicable to all companies in all sectors, tends to produce a boomerang effect that prevents the spread and effective development of what we need: a culture of diversity.
It is certainly a challenge to find the right measures for stimulating employment, although efforts should be made to take steps down the pathways that will lead us to them. And there are very tangible examples of such measures that countries with high unemployment ought to learn from.
According to some of the presented statistics, already over 1600 migrants have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean sea in search of asylum in 2015. Moreover, worldwide 75% of migrant deaths occur in the Mediterranean sea, and the numbers are expected to grow further.
Companies must surrender to compliance. But they can't stop there. They need to add ethics. Not just add it—they have to work with both at the same time. Of course it is not easy, but who ever said running a business was easy?
Companies must beat the Innovation Paradox in order to survive. How? By becoming a Startup Corporation. It is possible. Google has done it. 3M too. And Logitech… Let me tell you how to do it. But please, before clicking the play button, save in your brain these three words: Inspire, Learn, Integrate.