A Bad Thing And A Good Thing
The bad thing is the way institutions and most companies are facing the global crisis. Their answer to the human and social challenges of the new millennium consists in the same approach which follows the same method as ever: pouring mountains of money into the banks and increasing any kind of living costs.
Customer Happiness Creates Profitable Business
Business leaders quite often don’t see the connection between creating the intangible of the employee happiness with creating the tangible of financial profits in their business.
We don’t have to choose between inspired employees and sizable profits: we can have both. In fact, inspired employees quite often help to make sizeble profits.
The Sake Of Growth
Ricardo Semler, author of the book Maverick said:
Only two things grow for the sake of growth: Businesses and Tumors.
But if everyone knows that, why the heck most businesses are continuing to grow for the sake of growth?
Plenty Of Courage
The Paralympic Games have been a great success that probably went even beyond expectations. I think people love these games because of the strong emotions we all feel watching the athletes compete: it’s something good and positive for our minds that goes straight to our hearts. How did they make it to win?
Happy Planet Index
What does it mean for an economy to be "healthy"? Consider, for a moment, a few very different numbers.
9.8% of adults strongly agree that their life is close to their ideal. 19% of adults strongly agree that they are satisfied with their life. 21% of adults strongly agree that their life has a clear sense of purpose. 30% of adults strongly agree that on most days they feel a sense of accomplishment from what they do.
Finding a Meaningful Path to Prosperity
The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income. The volume of output an economy can produce, import, export, or finance sketches only the crudest outlines of literally how well human exchange causes people, communities, society, and future generations to fare.