McDonald’s and the $15 strike

So, McDonald’s is charged for punishing its workers. According to The New York Times, the charges said that McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally disciplined employees who had protested, reduced their hours, spied on them and restricted their ability to communicate with union representatives. Regardless of McDonald’s and business groups’ protestations on the fastfood chain giant…

Employment: Robot or Human

As technology advances, more and more jobs would and are being filled in by robots – from machines that administers sedatives to bellhop robots that delivers items to hotel rooms to a future of self-driving vehicles. So, obviously what comes to mind is the displacement of humans. The increase of unemployment. As well as the…

Christophe de Margerie, Total CEO

Just last October 21, we all heard a loud thud from Russia. It was a plane crash. And Total’s chief executive, Christophe de Margerie was on board. Another leader was lost. De Margerie joined Total way back in 1974, climbed up the corporate ladder, and eventually becoming its CEO in 2007. And like many responsible…

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…

Rat Race: MBA. CFA. Real Talent.

By the names alone, we should already have an idea of what they are all about. I mean, I’m talking about what recruitment firms like Robert Walters is referring to as options for business professionals seeking to better their careers. And, it is either the MBA or Master in Business Administration, or the CFA or…

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…