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Committed to a More Humane World

Contributing to sustainable global development is the mission of the Crans Montana Forum, through international meetings and the work of the Graduate Institute of International Studies. Twsm interviews Prof. Jean-Paul Carteron. A more humane world is the clear aim of the Crans Montana Forum which takes place annually at Crans Montana, a ski resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The forum seeks to foster dialogues for global change. The work of fostering global dialogue is also ...

Brain Powered

Is it possible for companies to achieve sustainable profitability in a time of economic crisis? If yes how? Ph.D. Jeffrey Pfeffer suggests a formula. It is based on a simple principle: the most important assets of companies are people, their motivation, commitment and their brains. twsm You wrote a book entitled Building Profits by Putting People First. How can people be considered an advantage towards sustainable profit? jp In today’s world, particularly in advanced industrial economies, ...

An Unexpected Affair

Today everybody wants to know about the current economic and financial crisis. Governments all over the world are working to try to solve the crisis, even with sometimes unconventional but innovative approaches that draw attention to parallels between the financial and the natural world. The global crisis has made clear that psychological forces are influencing the wealth of nations. As the economists George A. Akerlof and Robert J.Shiller stress in their book “Animal Spirits”, noneconomic ...

A Dive in the Blue Ocean

W. Chan Kim and Rénee Mauborgne outline their innovative point of view in the “oceanic” Hr world for a creative vision for organizations. cm In the current financial turmoil, many countries and companies are facing new crises and challenges. What are some characteristics and qualities that corporate leaders should have in leading and managing change? Kim & Mauborgne (k&m) A time of crisis is typically accompanied by resources crunch and low organizational morale. To ...