It’s the Operating System, stupid! – A quest for a European Humanistic Management Movement

by Hans Stoisser (with contributions from Lukas Michel) THIS BLOGPOST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE DRUCKERFORUM’S BLOG   “Enough! Enough of the imbalances that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves,” writes the Canadian management thinker Henry Mintzberg.“ A society out of balance, with power concentrated in a privileged elite, can be ripe for …

A different Global Society

“Enough! Enough of the imbalances that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves,” that is the first sentence the Canadian management thinker Henry Mintzberg wrote in his new book “Rebalancing Society”. He refers to our “unbalanced society”, where the relationship between public and private sector has become distorted. An overall dominating private sector has …

Authoritarian Development and Systems Thinking

William Easterly argues in his new book “The Tyranny of Experts” that for the last decades authoritarian development has been the default consensus on global poverty reduction. Authoritarian development relies on technocratic solutions, tries to implement pre-fabricated ideas and plans in whatever local situation and – this is its core misunderstanding – beliefs that development is the result …