Category: Articles

1. Preamble Five days from now, it will be 81 years since the day the Edwardsville Intelligencer (a local newspaper from Edwardsville, Illinois) came out, on 19.7.1938, under the title “Corrigan Flies By The Seat Of His Pants”. What had happened? One of the few (at the time) aviators, Douglas Corrigan, had submitted a transatlantic […]Continue reading

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 Preamble “Blessed are those who possess” is a well-known quote that very much reveals, even today, as a system of values, the ethics of our society. It is an expression that interprets the latin quote “Beati possidentes”, which, according to some people, is attributed to Euripides. It seems, though, that the international legal order does […]Continue reading

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1. Preamble Robert (Rob) Woodward and Carl Bernstein are, to my knowledge, amongst the most celebrated journalists of all time. And that seems fair: while those two young, at the time, journalists of Washington Post were researching a story, they revealed the, since then well-known worldwide, “Watergate” scandal. A scandal that led to President R. […]Continue reading

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Board of Directors or a Consultant-Manager?  1. Preamble His unique personality and work are why the Austrian – American university professor, writer and advisor Peter Ferdinand Drucker, received, during his life of almost a hundred years (:1909-2005), the highest honors and titles. Some people gave him the title of the “Founder of modern management”. Although, […]Continue reading

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Preamble “When there is something in written, no one can dare question it” -this is a Greek quote referring to the necessity of putting all agreements in writing. It also captures, in a neat and crystal-clear way, the relationship we elders have with “tangible pieces of paper” but also the insecurity that comes with their […]Continue reading

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Minority Shareholders Part C: The right of the majority shareholder to buy-out the minority shareholder 1. Preamble I have always been a strong believer that “Justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger”. I could easily claim this quote’s paternity if not: (a) Plato had not beaten me to it (just twenty-four centuries ago) in his work Republic (:“Listen—I […]Continue reading

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