Category Archives: Social

The anaesthetic effect of money…

There seems to be one specific anaesthetic that actually prevents people from feeling anything at all… a drug so potent that it eradicates empathy and decency… Among the known side effects of this drug, the most common one is the … Continue reading

Replacing one bad idea with another bad idea – Is that wise…?

First Coal, then Oil, then Gas, then Tar sands-Oil, then Fracking Gas – replacing one fossil fuel with another one, with another one, and another one – Is that going to fix it…? Re-using ideas again and again, isn’t that … Continue reading

Sustainability is NOT about making sacrifices!

Sometimes when I give speeches or hold lectures on the subject of Sustainability, people ask me “Do we really have to give up all this…” referring to our current way of life. Let me therefore start this article and reflection … Continue reading

Free the Potential – become a leader in a Sustainable society…

Following one of my prior blog-posts “Management in a Sustainable future…” I got a lot of comments and interesting impulses – many people seem to have realized that our out-dated Management systems needs to change, and to change quickly if … Continue reading

Stop the Waste – Rethink the process!

It is amazing how we have set up processes creating so much Waste – What were we thinking? Better said – What ARE we thinking! – very little has changed. On June 5th it is time again to put extra focus on waste … Continue reading

WWTEW – the “Stealthy” international web…

We have all heard of them “Tax shelters”, “Shell-companies”, “Offshore trust”, “Free economic zone”, Tax haven”, “Money laundering”, ”Offshore bank”, “Tax exile” and so on. There are more than 95 Countries/Territories known as “offshore financial centres” many of them designated … Continue reading

Is CSR really for everyone… 1,127 reasons why it’s not!

Once again – a terrible disaster affecting the poor and vulnerable! Once again – exploitation seems to be part of some company’s business-plan Once again – arguments, that CEO’s responsibility is to maximize value for shareholders Once again – greed … Continue reading

Rapid Transition…

Earlier this week the CO2-level at Mauna Loa passed the 400 ppm barrier – for most people it passed by as a small news item hidden among others, while in some newspapers it actually reached the front page. Next day … Continue reading

WE are the world… more cooperation needed!

If humanity is going to continue a successful life on this planet, we need to embrace a sustainable lifestyle – not only me, not only you, not only someone else – WE! “Success comes when people act together; failure tends … Continue reading

Management in a Sustainable future…

Sometimes when looking at new management books, management training etc. I find it a bit fascinating that so little have changed over time. For instance – how come that playing football still is considered a training ground for leadership, but … Continue reading