Legends of Leadership and Management: Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909)

He is considered the father of modern Japan. He was instrumental in influencing the transformation of Japan from a feudal, isolated regime into a modern, democratic and global economy. As home minister in 1878, he focused on boosting and westernizing the economy of Japan. As Japan’s first Prime Minister from 1885, he ensured Japan was… Read More Legends of Leadership and Management: Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909)

BREXIT – a consequence of self-promoting leaders and the global economy?

A nation’s destiny was decided by a 3% vote differential on June 23rd – really?? The first time the British held a referendum on joining the European Union, was in 1975 and it received an approval by 67% of the vote – a solid yes! A 2/3rd majority is often considered mandatory for key votes… Read More BREXIT – a consequence of self-promoting leaders and the global economy?

EARTH Day 2013: San Diego Earth Fair – it’s all about sustainability

When I stepped into Balboa Park this Sunday (April 21st) to attend the Earth Fair in observance of Earth Day 2013, I was expecting to witness a commercial interpretation of the event. There was a commercial element – Toyota would not miss the opportunity for the world. But there was a bigger philosophical element. The… Read More EARTH Day 2013: San Diego Earth Fair – it’s all about sustainability