Paris, May ’68: Lessons for Business

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Christmas. That wonderful time of year with countless unforgettable moments of happiness at numerous festive events and family get-togethers, and even animated discussions. There is one dinner in particular that stands out in my memory when my good friend Alfonso Vazquez related an anecdote about how his niece’s boyfriend, who during another meal, expressed an absolute ignorance regarding the events…
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Competitiveness, identity and development of a new world

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The globalisation of the economy in recent decades has limited the progress of welfare and development around the world. At the same time, various sources from the world of economics point out that the countries and regions with the lowest levels of social inequality are the ones with the highest levels of sustained and lasting growth. What contribution should Euskadi…
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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 to be the perfect time to recall the trajectory the Basque Region has taken in order to attain the levels of competitiveness and welfare that we currently enjoy. Thanks to a shared project and coherent strategy, with decisive action undertaken…
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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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