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Morals from a broken shoe!

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:44
Por: 
German Retana

While I was giving a conference for business leaders and I felt some discomfort in one shoe. I figured a piece of trash had stuck to the sole. I continued moving, but the feeling grew. Looking back, I know now it was a big hole. I laughed to imagine what would happen if the shoe broke in half in front of so many people and worse, without the possibility buying a replacement pair. So I told the participants what happened, and seeing their laughter I asked them, “What lessons can we draw from this experience?” Let’s see their answers:

“The elegance of companies and individuals can

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Challenges for business schools in the next 50 years

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 00:00
Por: 
mauren.esquivel@incae.edu (Mauren Esquivel)

This was the topic of discussion that 16 Rectors and Deans developed during their visit to INCAE.

INCAE, November 15, 2014—The Annual Meeting of Rectors and Deans of the INCAE Network took place November 13th-14th at the Francisco Sola Campus in Managua, Nicaragua. The topic for this important event was the "Quality of Education: Challenges for business schools in the next 50 years.”

The objectives of the event were to strengthen partnerships between member universities of the INCAE network and set an agenda for the future, strengthening participants in research topics,...

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Agony of personal freedom

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:55
Por: 
German Retana

Look at someone in your organization who suffers serious problems supporting effective, constructive and enjoyable working relationships. We all have our limitations, but people with recurrent and complicated attitudes toward their peers have something in common. Is it due to a lack of self-understanding?

The fear of recurrent "ghosts" of the past, despondency over plaguing anxieties and dramatic anger over inconsequential circumstances are symptoms of someone who is losing touch with him/herself and with reality.  The external world and the “ghosts” imprison them. Their negative

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Can collective action reduce corruption in Latin America?

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:26
Por: 
Olivia Ferris Laporte

Corrupt acts are condemned worldwide and unfortunately, corruption is a social plague in Latin America.  Politicians and corporations are under constant public scrutiny.  However, small acts, individual acts, are more tolerated. Why do we complain that our taxes are not being used wisely, when we take every possible chance to “minimize” our payments? Why is it socially acceptable to bribe a police officer, to pay at the border to move up the line and to inflate your expenses just by a little?
The Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International demonstrates (See Figure 1...

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Can collective action reduce corruption in Latin America?

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:25
Por: 
Olivia Ferris

Corrupt acts are condemned worldwide and unfortunately, corruption is a social plague in Latin America.  Politicians and corporations are under constant public scrutiny.  However, small acts, individual acts, are more tolerated. Why do we complain that our taxes are not being used wisely, when we take every possible chance to “minimize” our payments? Why is it socially acceptable to bribe a police officer, to pay at the border to move up the line and to inflate your expenses just by a little?

The Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International demonstrates (See Figure 1

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