Chilean Elections and Social Inequality

Last month I went to Chile to vote in the national presidential election held on Nov 17.  This was the second time that I voted in my country.  The previous one was years ago, when Pinochet asked Chileans to vote "yes" or "no" as to whether they supported his brutal regime against the United Nations'…

General Management Standing its Ground

One of the most valuable legacies that the founders of IESE created is the institution’s general management focus, both for teaching and other business activities.  Long before, Chester Barnard, a prominent pioneer in the field of management who brought together executive experience and humanistic training, alluded to a similar focus, emphasizing that in the management…

Are We Heading for Permanent Stagnation?

The global downturn that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 has now lasted for more than five years and the world as a whole is far from normal employment or economic activity. Even the United States, which has seen a healthier recovery than much of Europe, is still struggling with high unemployment and…
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