Sony. Racism.. and Rationality.

“Should I ask him if he liked Django?” (referring to the film “Django Unchained” which was a story about slave revenge) wrote Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman in an exchange of emails with producer Scott Rudin. Yes, they joked about the type of movies the President might like particularly those with African-American stars or…

Richard Broadbent and Tesco’s Profit Fiasco

What is this? An independent investigation found out that Tesco overstated its profits by $422 million as a result of accounting errors even before 2013. This means, they were actually incurring losses instead of gaining profits. Hmm… do you think this is premeditated? If so, then its in fact embezzlement by “management.” Because, hey, an…

Leadership Issue: Modern Day Slavery

Do you know, much more care about modern day slavery? Dan Viederman of Verite came up with an article at CNN regarding a 2-year study on labor conditions in electronics manufacturing in Malaysia. But before we go any further, Verite by the way is a non-profit consulting organization that helps multinationals identify and solve supply chain and human…

Botto Bistro. Yelp. And Negative Reviews.

Have you heard of Botto Bistro? It’s an Italian restaurant in Richmond, California that has been asking its customers to hate them on Yelp in protest for the online review sites’ unfair practices. Like? Pressuring businesses to buy advertising, otherwise, the business would get negative reviews from Yelp. Ridiculous, huh? Obviously, some manipulation going on…

The $15 wage and Civil Disobedience

Fast food owners say a $15 per hour wage is unrealistic and could wipe out profits. Business talks. The workers don’t buy this. Instead, they are even planning a nationwide strike (that includes at least 100 cities) come Thursday with a civil disobedience theme. Hmm… And to make their message even stronger, these fast food workers are…