Two observations over the past week prompted me to reflect upon some of my earlier writings. As you may know, I’ve been writing these “perspective” pieces for many years now. They’re all motivated by unique on-goings in politics, business, and public trends. Yet, there’s always been a common thread: my observation that the world—and everything in it—is becoming more democratized. READ MORE >
In the aftermath of the tragedy of flight MH17, VP Sebastian Schwark examines the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and the need for a sound transatlantic energy strategy.
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Jean-Claude Juncker Firmly at the Helm, But is There Any Wind?
Posted on 07.28.2014 by H+K Strategies Brussels.
Whichever way you look at it, the election of Jean-Claude Juncker by the European Parliament on 15 July marks the beginning of a new era of European Union history.
The vote not only confirms that the EU has effectively weathered a difficult period of public scrutiny and voter dissatisfaction, it sets in motion a process to determine the direction of EU policy making over the coming five year term. READ MORE >
Over 140 hours of jury duty that gave me a lifetime of learning; Around 1,700 PR campaign evaluations that gave me countless insights and some answers to the central question - so what is Creativity? What is the role and texture of storytelling and conversations in the creativity that surrounds us? And what makes ‘creativity’ relevant and powerful, both as a noun and an adjective – in our lives and times today? READ MORE >
Malaysia Airlines Will Weather the Storm
Posted on 07.24.2014 by John Morgan.
With two unprecedented tragedies in the space of four months, the inevitable question for Malaysia Airlines is will it survive? History tells us that aviation tragedies of this magnitude often lead to an airline’s demise. A jolting reputational damage resulting from tragedy is usually followed by an overnight drop in sales, and then lingering months of missed targets and eventual bankruptcy or absorption by a competitor. READ MORE >
Patients are Customers in the Modern Business of Healthcare
Posted on 07.20.2014 by Nurha Hindi.
The 2014 U.S News and World Report Best Hospitals list was recently released. This is a list of impressive institutions with some of the best minds in medicine. It got me thinking about my own personal experiences with hospitals lately, how that experience has changed over the years and the potential business impact. READ MORE >
With the downing of MH17, many are talking about the future of Malaysian Airlines. In this video, global vice chairman Vivian Lines shares his thoughts with The Wall Street Journal’s Ramy Inocencio.
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