Two Polish entrepreneurs were so passionate about windmills that their friends nicknamed them "Don Quixote." Their plan to make money through free wind energy convinced banks to back their ambitious wind farm project. But when the project encounters delays, some begin to question whether they have adequately accounted for all the risks associated with such a large-scale capital project. Were these two about to live up to their deluded eponym?
Sieber, Sandra; Káganer, Evgeny; Zamora, Javier
Executives in their 40s or 50s will never be Digital Natives -- those who have grown up with technology and have never known anything else. While we cannot change the age we were born into, we can control our literacy of today's digital culture. IESE professors offer winning tips to help today's leaders step over the digital divide, so that technology becomes a source of innovation rather than alienation.
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
García Lombardía, Pilar; Peiró, Andreu
More companies are creating programs to promote healthy habits among their workforce. The effects are positive not only for employees but for the organizations themselves, which benefit from reduced absenteeism, enhanced motivation and greater productivity. A new report by IESE's International Research Center on Organizations (IRCO) discusses the state of such programs in Spain and around the world.
Arce, Oscar; Campa, José Manuel; Gavilán, A.
Sancho, Carlos; Santomá, Javier