According to a NASA study, global warming has led to a longer fire season in the Pacific Northwest which may be even worse because of the government shut down.
Cities are ahead of the game in the transition to a cleaner, more livable world and Madrid’s Mayor, Manuela Carmena, has boldly made the city a leading example by restricting private internal combustion engines from the city’s most iconic central district.
In an opinion piece published last Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal Mike Pompeo and his crass realpolitik brought American foreign policy to its lowest point in decades.
Automation, big data and artificial intelligence are begining to change the nature of work and employment. This issue goes well beyond Human Resources and needs the involvement of Sr. Management and the Board.
A couple of weeks ago, the United States elected a Democratic majority to the U.S. Congress while the Republican party managed to hold on to the Senate. The election result is a set back for President Donald Trump but also a reminder of how the system is supposed to work. If one party or administration goes too far, the electorate will push them back towards the political center achieving what the founders of the country called checks and balances.
Last week IESE had a presence at Web Summit in Lisbon and I came away much more optimistic about the world’s future as perhaps we will be able to reign in some of the more dangerous aspects of the web and also find ways to adress environmental problems.