Comparisons are still odious

“Have you found a job yet?" This is a very common question when two people know each other and are on the verge of entering the workforce, such as the second-year MBA students at IESE right now, who will be graduating in a matter of weeks. But the answers can vary, depending on who is…

Ease of Doing Business Rankings in sub-Saharan Africa

The Managing Director of a Kenyan company with operations across East Africa explained to me that “Rwanda is embracing investors. They have an organized, one-stop process. We were done with registration within a week." Her experience doing business in Burundi was completely different. "The laws are not publicized and they change overnight”, she said. “Half…

Expats vs. Immigrants: (How Much) Do We Discriminate?

On the surface it seems that discrimination based on race, gender and sexual orientation is fading into the past. For example, the times of separated public transport, schools and eating establishments based on race, which were part of a philosophy of ‘separate but equal’ in the US, are long gone. Instead, today is about equality…
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