I have been away from this blog for a while. It feels good to return.
I originally named this the Sustainability and Social Enterprise blog. In my post on February 27, 2013, I made the point that Environmental Sustainability—ES (which is what I intended) and Social Enterprise—SE are not the same, although they can intersect, by [...]
After a nearly 14 hour flight from Chicago, I arrived in Beijing in mid-January. There were a large group of us arriving at the airport at the same time, so the Beijing Center send some staff and a bus to bring us to campus. As tired as I was, I kept my eyes wide open [...]
It is the time of year when many of us turn inward to self-assess. Perhaps the motivation is a new-year’s resolution, the annual employment evaluation process, or simply too many days of slogging through ankle-deep slush on grey winter days. The conclusion is inevitable: something has got to change. But what? And how?
The controllable currency [...]
It’s been quite a while since my last post, but I’ll make up for it by writing three new posts this weekend for you to read.
I left Rome in mid-December and spent the holidays with family back in Chicago. My last couple of months in Italy were packed with adventure and a lot of [...]
Everyday on social media my eyes are subjected to life quotes of various kinds telling me to live more, love more, jump higher, take vitamins. Some people have JOBS where they’re paid to tweet out things like “Never give up!”. Oh Gosh how I wish they would. It’s true that some quotes are cute and [...]
January is finally over! The holidays are in the rearview mirror! The resolutions we’ve made have failed or have long since been forgotten. Depending on whose statistics you embrace, 90% of all resolutions fail 60% in the first 3 days!
On reflection, what are these resolutions about? What are they all after? What are they [...]
A quick scan of the front page of The Wall Street Journal this morning revealed this headline: “Wary Investors Flee Emerging Currencies.” It captured a growing sentiment that emerging markets are not so promising, as once thought: they are too risky; investments should be made elsewhere. Well, they are risky, and they will not [...]
We are finding that Chile is a welcoming business environment for the entreprenurial spirit. An expat from the U.S., Peter Murphy introduced us to his business venture here, La Bicicleta Verde, the Green Bicycles. After detailing the successes and challenges of starting and growing his business in Santiago and Valparaiso, he led us on a [...]
The death of Nelson Mandela is a great loss, but his life has been a great gift to the world. He leaves us with a legacy and a message that we dare not forget or overlook. According to one of his major biographies, Richard Stengel, Mandela had only one ideological/political goal: “Equal rights for all, [...]
While our IMBA students are busy with their four graduate business courses, we have squeezed in a bit of fun and some very insightful corporate business meetings. Over the weekend we journeyed to Valparaiso (Chile, not Indiana) and toured the port as well as the UNESCO World Heritage city. Our weekend was spent on the [...]