Family or firm: which comes first in family business?

This isn’t a very useful question in my view. It’s one that can lead us down the wrong path and even to erroneous decisions that generate conflicts that could have been easily avoided. It reminds me of another inane question that I’ve seen adults pose to young children: Who do you love more, Mom or…

Borges, family owned and externally led

Josep Pont is a third-generation member of Borges. In this article, he shares the origins of this pioneering family firm and the keys to its longstanding success. Borges International is an agri-food group headquartered in Spain and a global leader in the sale of olive oil, vinegar, nuts, olives and almonds. We have a market…

In Search of a Good New Year's Resolution?

In early 2021, labour markets witnessed a huge wave of job quitting, which was termed ‘The Great Resignation’, and much has been written about it. Now, we are approaching the end of 2022 with a newly emerged term, ‘quiet quitting´. In contrast with the ‘loud quitting’ of the resignation wave, ‘quiet quitting’ seems to be…

Nobody fools me!

The usage of social media as a source of news is a common habit in the current consumption of online platforms. Yet, users not only use them as a place to search information and remain updated, in fact they also trust them enough to form their opinion and base decisions solely on the content they…
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