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Creating shared value

Often when I tell people that I’m studying business, I get a somewhat negative reaction. A reaction which implies that a business student has the one function of being yet another part of a exploiting capitalistic system. In such situations my best reply is to tell them what I know about creating shared value. An … Continue reading

Poland – A Green Island?

  Economic development  The Polish economy has come a long way since the fall of the Iron Curtain. The end of communism in 1989 triggered a sharp and progressive transition away from state control towards a private, market-based economy. By shifting to a Capitalist free market, Poland is one of the biggest success stories of … Continue reading

Today’s Robin Hood wears a Business Suit, not Tights.

How banks could help to change the world for the better by simply accepting a modest tax, the Robin Hood Tax – Not Complicated. Just Brilliant. Some Time ago I read a short article in a German newspaper about a tax, that imposed on financial transactions, could raise an enormous amount of money, that could … Continue reading

Mark´s payday: Facebook hitting stock markets

Mark´s payday: Facebook hitting stock markets Facebook is selling out! Between April and July in 2012 Facebook will –finally – head towards the stock markets. This means, Facebook will no longer be owned by Mark Zuckerberg and the facebook crew. Instead, it will be owned by the stock holders. Pathik Shah explains that for this reason … Continue reading

Facebook hitting the stock markets

Mark´s payday: Facebook hitting stock markets This week I read a jaw-dropping article: Facebook is selling out! I searched for blogs on Google and really and doubtless, between April and July in 2012 Facebook will –finally – head towards the stock markets. This means, Facebook will no longer be owned by Mark Zuckerberg and the … Continue reading

Three Wolves in Money Suits

We have all seen them more than once these days. The weird arrangement of letters, that looks like a schoolboy was on a hyper-active learning spree: AAA, Ba3, Ca, CCC and so on. These letters are indeed a marking system, explains Rebecca Marston Business reporter at the BBC. This rating system is supposed to inform … Continue reading