In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker makes the case that humanity has made great progress based on the ideals of the enlightenment and in a couple of pages toward the end of the book shows how Donald Trump attacks those ideals in his policies, actions, and tweets.
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting with members of IESE’s Alumni organization in London to talk about the link between geo-politics and business strategy. As was to be expected the key issues on their mind are Brexit, Iran, North Korea and the inherent instability fo the Trump administration.
Last week the leaders of North and South Korea held an historic meeting which might open the door for a full and lasting peace on the peninsula and maybe even foreshadow the eventual re-unification of the country.
Last week I had the pleasure of talking about geo-politics to IESE’s alumni in Moscow and Munich and what struck me most about the two sessions was the willingness of both the Russians and Germans to discuss relatively sensitive political issues.
Besides benefits, electric vehicles also bring risks associated with energy supply in the case that investments are not made in the grid and renewable infrastructure, their own environmental issues and the geo-politics associated with changing commodity demands