Competitive companies transforming society

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Our concept of competitiveness is going through a radical change as societies around the world transform, existing inequalities become more marked and the need to redefine the role of business in a social context becomes more pressing. These factors combined, make us strive towards a more human and humane economy; one which is centred around social needs and which provides…
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A walk down the memory lane of our economic success

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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Estrategia Empresarial Journal and the celebration of its success, it seems a timely opportunity to recall the trajectory the Basque Region has taken to attaining the levels of competitiveness and welfare that we currently enjoy. The journey has not been an easy one, but it has been exemplary, as a shared…
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Vote of No-Confidence: An opportunity for growth

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Only a few days ago, we witnessed the successful vote of no-confidence against the head of the Spanish Government, which resulted in the appointment of Mr. Pedro Sanchez as the new Prime Minister. The unsparing, decisive sentencing in The Gürtel Affair, marks the end of a jaded, corrupt political scenario. Instead of continuing to 'turn a blind-eye', the urgently needed…
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How shall we compete in 2018? Some thoughts for Basque companies

This year, 2018, will mark the fifth consecutive year of growth in our economy. Barring a few exceptions, for example, the persistently delicate situation of Basque companies, or the real difficulties Basque SMEs are currently experiencing, by all accounts, the economic recovery is a reality, and we can declare the recession to be a thing of the past. Nonetheless, a…
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Martin Luther King: His Enduring Lessons 50 years on

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Despite the many references I have already made to Martin Luther King over the years, now on the 50th anniversary of his death, I am moved to make yet another homage to a person whose ever-relevant life lessons have left an indelible mark on my own life. So immense was his influence on me that I keep on my desk…
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