Be Careful Mr. Cruz: Revenge Can Be Self Destructive!

It was an accident prone week for the principal speakers at Republican Convention last week. We had Melania Trump’s speech which followed a customary ceremonial (epideictic) model; then we had Ted Cruz’s speech, which was a forensic speech albeit a negative one, and finally Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, which was deliberate in style and content.…

Strategic Agility

My last visit to Nairobi was right after Brexit. As everywhere else, this was a major topic of conversation. In a casual chat with a group of CEOs, we talked about the uncertainty that the British move has created, and we went on discussing other factors that create uncertainty. I ventured that African companies may…
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On the Matter of Bias in Moral Judgement

The 19th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society was celebrated recently at IESE. And in one of the parallel sessions we had the occasion to discuss the bias that we often have in our moral judgements. For example, it’s common practice to consider the ethical attitudes of others worse than our own. Or that when…

Global Mobility Functions: Bringing Value, but Struggling to Demonstrate It

In my latest blog entry I argued that globalization is in need of global leaders, who would allow for a more integrative approach in fostering globalization further. Indeed, globalization seems to need an extra push, as contrary to general perceptions of global interconnectedness, actual data indicates that the world is still not ‘flat’. Echoing this…
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