We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

Our world today is a major mess, and getting worse. Who is making all of this happen, and why? Russia’s Putin? China’s Xi? WEF’s Klaus Schwab? We must have great enemies for all of this to be taking place. Lots of bad guys out there to blame. But, just maybe, we are looking in the wrong places. What if our worst enemy is us?

The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers

The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers

The ESG – Environmental, Social, and [Corporate] Governance – movement has exploded over the past few years. ESG ratings are now controlling substantial amounts of investing and lending to major businesses. Business leaders are being forced to address expanding ESG concerns and compliance demands, distracting management attention and resources away from the underlying business. And the potential good from ESG suffers as well. Why?

Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?

Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?

Common good capitalism, also known as stakeholder capitalism, seems to have become a huge management issue. Shareholders have been challenged by powerful new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) interests, making managing much tougher. The result may simply be chaos, or a “garbage can model” for managing. Or maybe a lot of good. Or perhaps all three?

Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process

Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process

How often have you heard that “… life is a learning process.” Life is certainly a “process” but the learning part is largely optional. And uncommon. How many people do you believe actually learn much of anything from life? My observations over a lifetime tell me that most don’t like to learn this way. Most prefer learning from a teacher. What can living itself teach us, anyway?

Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?

Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What is money, and why are we all so agreeable? These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Part 1 addressed money. Part 2 looks at why, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine.

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?

These questions may seem completely unrelated, but they are not. Together, they address two of the most important processes that are shaping our world today. Money is essential to civilized life. But it is a concept, not a real thing. And, despite so much apparent disagreement around lately, the underlying agreement is far greater than you might imagine. How so?