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Slavery, Freedom and Business Endeavor

Announcing the latest book by Bradley Bowden Reflecting on the nature of civilization, the French historian Fernand Braudel concluded that “at bottom, a civilization is attached to a distinct geographical area”, a region that determines its “opportunities and constraints” as well as its “more or less fixed limits”. Braudel also concluded that each civilization was … Continue reading Slavery, Freedom and Business Endeavor

Philosophers and Managers: An Unlikely yet Serendipitous Meeting of Minds

Philosophers and managers reputedly live on different planets. The former are said to speculate and to contemplate, the latter to act and decide. The first ones do not know anything of organisations, even less of business, the second ones have no time for abstract ideas but are solely interested in obtaining results; most philosophers wrote … Continue reading Philosophers and Managers: An Unlikely yet Serendipitous Meeting of Minds

Management in an Age of Crisis: Trump, Brexit and Those Incompetent and Co-opted Experts

Donald Trump was never going to win the 2016 American Presidential election. He was not even going to throw his hat in the ring. Prior to his official announcement made in Trump Tower on 16 June 2015, he certainly gave indications that he would run. However, he was really just an overly indulged carnival-barker with … Continue reading Management in an Age of Crisis: Trump, Brexit and Those Incompetent and Co-opted Experts

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