Che anno burrascoso è stato quest’ultimo: dall’impatto dei social e l’era della “post-verità”, fino al ruolo delle ineguaglianze e la ripresa delle tensioni geo-politiche!

Sicuramente c’è molto su cui riflettere: noi vi proponiamo tre approfondimenti, per non dimenticare che la lingua inglese è, e resterà, uno strumento fondamentale per gli scambi internazionali in tutti i campi.


After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.

SOURCE: Oxford Dictionaries

Gig economy

Not so long ago, the only people who looked for “gigs” were musicians. For the rest of us, once we outgrew our school dreams of rock stardom, we found “real” jobs that paid us a fixed salary every month, allowed us to take paid holidays and formed the basis for planning a stable future.

SOURCE: The Guardian

Is management theory becoming a compendium of dead ideas?

Management theories are organised around four basic ideas, repeated ad nauseam in every business book you read or business conference you attend, that bear almost no relation to reality. The first idea is that business is more competitive than ever. Skim popular titles such as “The End of Competitive Advantage” (by Rita Gunther McGrath) or “The Attacker’s Advantage” (by Ram Charan) and you will be left with the impression of a hyper-competitive world in which established giants are constantly being felled by the forces of disruption.

SOURCE: The Economist