He was a results oriented leader who negotiated his way to a democratic Spain. He was an insider who changed the system while being a part of it. He firmly believed that success of democracy lay not in winning, but in the participation of the entire spectrum of thought. And when armed rogue commanders took… Read More Legends of Leadership and Management – Adolfo Suarez (1932- 2014)
Hilary Clinton was not the first woman to run for the President of the United States. In 1872, Victoria Chaflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for the President of the United States. The irony – she herself was ineligible to vote! Black Americans got the right to vote in 1870 – very… Read More The first US woman President – the elusive quest
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)
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?
He never had a formal education; was brought up by his guardian while his father struggled to retain his position, yet Emperor Akbar the Great boasted of a 21% contribution to the World GDP between 1556 and 1605 when he headed India Inc. as its Emperor! The vision and its execution: Akbar has a vision… Read More Legends of leadership and management – Akbar the Great (1556 – 1605)
The Republican Presidential debate concluded recently – the questions were specific, but the response from the candidates was by and large – vague. Each candidate seemed to come to the podium with “We need to make American great again and only I know how to do it.” In an era where fact checks happen in… Read More The Presidential Debate – selecting the right candidate
The NSA had an intense surveillance program for the last 4 years. There seems to have been just one glitch – they forgot to include their own. Edward Snowden, a tech specialist contracting for the NSA leaked the details of a highly classified surveillance program called PRISM to the Guardian and Washington Post last week.… Read More Big Brother or Guardian Angel: government’s responsibility vs accountability