Why So Many Company Meetings Are a Waste of Time

By Dan Lavie / April 27, 2016

We have all been in company meetings that were a waste of time, leaving us frustrated; we could have done so much real work in the meantime! Why do company meetings fail? No real purpose Having the obligatory weekly/monthly meeting is as ingrained in companies as the PowerPoint by Death presentation. Participants show up wondering what they are doing there and how long it will take before they can get back to work. Needless to say, they hardly listen; let…

The Panama Papers – What a Tangled Web We Weave…

By Dan Lavie / April 11, 2016

It’s as juicy as it comes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed a giant leak of offshore financial records (covering nearly 40 years, from 1977 through the end of 2015), exposing global crime and corruption. The leaked records were reviewed by a team of more than 370 journalists from 76 countries. The papers originated from law firm Mossack Fonseca which is headquartered in Panama with branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around…

Why some companies engage in unethical behavior in competitive markets

By Dan Lavie / April 2, 2016

The Rotterdam School of Management and the School of Law of the Erasmus University conducted an interesting research about business ethics. The conclusion? Managers believe that their companies are willing to tolerate unethical decisions when faced with fierce competition. The research consisted of an experiment where participants were divided into two groups. The first group was told that they are managers of an insurance company active in a stable market, the second group was told that their insurance company is…

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