Author
Catarina Alexon

Are you a great leader?

Have you got what it takes to be a successful leader? Do you have impact and influence to achieve your career ambitions in today’s competitive environment? Devote 16 minutes to watch Harvard Business School’s Linda Hill and executive Kent Lineback ‘s advice and insight which will enable you to assess yourself [...]

Holiday Reading: Will JFK & Jackie always be icons?

The release of what Jackie Kennedy recorded on tape 47 years ago became headline news all over the world . Seems that people are always going to be fascinated about the Kennedys and the mystery surrounding them. [...]

CSR & Sustainability – capitalism at its best

Want to kill two birds with one stone? Then you should aim for CSR (corporate social responsibility) and sustainable development. Not only does it enable you to make positive contributions to society and our environment, it makes money for you as well. [...]

Are we moving from mass consumption to the wants of individuals?

It looks like a historic transition in capitalism is unfolding as a result of products like the iPod. The world is constantly changing and I believe we are at the beginning of a new era which will fundamentally change the way we consume. New demands are created that most existing companies cannot meet. [...]

Do you know how to communicate to harvest ideas?

Apple, 3M and Google are prime examples of companies reaping the benefits of ideas generated by someone in their organisation. However, far too many companies still fail to benefit from the ideas of their staff. So how do you get colleagues to come forward with ideas they have for any area of the company? [...]

Shifting wealth of nations – what is overlooked

Needless to say the world is focusing on China and India due to its huge populations as well as rapidly rising economies and middle classes. Correct if you look at the amount of people. But by looking at the issue that way we overlook a very potent and prosperous group of people. [...]

Holiday Reading – James Bond to the rescue?

Sometimes when I read the news it seems like a script to a new James Bond movie. Dr No is at it again with a 300,000 strong cyberarmy whose only purpose is to get into other countries secret networks. And Blofeld, or maybe Goldfinger, is helping countries deceive their citizens as well as an entire continent. [...]

Are we addicted to safety?

Many Europeans are cushioned from conception to death. The side effect is that people believe the government will protect them against everything and stop thinking for themselves. If we don’t want a future society filled of people that have to be taken care of it’s time for governments and the European Union to step back and let people use their judgement about what’s safe and what’s not. [...]