Our societies have long recognized the role of NGOs—the third sector—in resolving a multitude of situations. Moreover, cooperation between the public sector, the private sector and NGOs has produced excellent results. But in recent years the boundaries between those three sectors seem to have fade.
For most of the 20th century the corporate lab dominated technological innovation. Then it lost its position to venture capital-funded startups. But now the idea of corporate labs being central to innovation is back.
I am writing from my office at IESE. It is located on the same floor as the office I had here at the school in 1973 after returning from earning my doctorate at Harvard. The two offices are very similar, but it's now 2015. So I wonder: What has changed in all these years? What aspects will shape the future of our society and business management?
Greece and the EU
Have we seen the end of the crisis in Greece and the euro with the third bailout? Is the deal good for the EU and Greece? It has been months—if not years—that the “Greece issue” has been in the news, but understanding it requires more than economic analysis.
The economies of Latin America (LatAm) have fallen on hard times. After almost a decade of positive growth, the favorable external conditions are disappearing and prospects for growth seem grim. The IMF projection for 2015 is just 0.9%, the lowest growth rate since 2002, with the exception of 2009, the year of the Great Recession.
The economics of personal data is extremely promising. To explore the new space, your company must cultivate and adopt a new mindset that puts clients and their daily lives at the epicenter.
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.