John Adair is one the world´s leading authorities on leadership and leadership development. He has written more than 40 books on these topics. His latest book “Lessons in Leadership” was published in 2018. We talked to John Adair about the meaning of leadership, what qualities make a good leader and how leadership has changed in the past years and decades.
Japan is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations in a plethora of industries from electronics to automotive, robotics to medical technology. The MISUMI group, which produces and supplies machine parts, is a prime example of Japanese innovation, with its focus on automation components. European Business spoke with Stephan Stammberger, Corporate Officer for Sales and Marketing at MISUMI Europa GmbH in Frankfurt, to find out what makes MISUMI different and how the company plans to establish itself as the world’s number one platform for engineers.
Growing up in a family of explorers and environmentalists it was only natural for Céline Cousteau to become an advocate for our planet. Whether she fights for the indigenous tribes in the Amazon or discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship with big corporations: her work is a reminder that we all need to do our best to maintain the beauty of the world we live in.
What is the greatest challenge for humanity in the 21st century? British journalist and author Gideon Rachman considers it to be the process of managing 'Easternisation', among others. He spoke to European Business about this major challenge and other related topics based on his book ‘Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century’.
Fewer and fewer people have time to cook at home but eating out can be equally time consuming as well as expensive. For exhausted workers arriving home tired after a long day, the solution is increasingly to order food in using a home delivery website or app. European Business talked to Joris Wilton, Manager Investor Relations at Takeaway.com N.V., one of the big success stories in the home food delivery market.
Etergo’s mission is not only to build the scooter of the future – The company’s founders Bart Jacobsz-Rosier and Marijn Flipse are on a mission to prove to the world that the time for the transition to ecologically sustainable transportation methods is now. European Business spoke with Mr. Jacobsz-Rosier about facing the traffic challenges of tomorrow, improving road safety today and how Etergo set out to completely re-invent the scooter.
The finance crisis of 2008 resulted in significant change for many companies. In particular, those which focused on just one or two market sectors recognized their vulnerability, and many set out to diversify their services and spread their risk. TBP Engineering GmbH, an Austrian industrial plant designer, which at the time served the pulp and paper industries, was one such company. European Business spoke to General Manager Thomas Wimmer to find out how TBP responded to the crisis and the impact this has had.
Due to the increase in e-commerce, the packaging industry is experiencing a boom. New forms, sizes and weights of packaging are required. Against a background of increasing awareness of environmental issues, paper is replacing plastic packaging. CELLPAK in Poland is a well-known producer of paper for different packaging purposes. With its new brands RollFill and BoxFill, the company aims to enhance its international footprint in the coming years.
BUKOVINA Resort is a complex of many attractions and facilities in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Each guest of the resort can use all the available services: the BUKOVINA geothermal pools, which are the largest in Poland, the child-friendly BUKOVINA Hotel, the adult-focused Hotel HARNAŚ, and Wellness BUKOVINA, – a places of relaxation, tranquility and renewal. The unique complex for year-round relaxation for the whole family is a luxurious place to reclaim your inner balance, find peace, take care of your health and fitness, and restore your mood. European Business spoke with Edward Kuchta, CEO of Bukowianskie Towarzystwo Geotermalne Sp z o o, the resort’s holding group, about the spa’s beginnings and how it plans to draw in guests from Poland and beyond.
Whenever you think about brewing, you might imagine large mashing tanks, filtration systems and storage facilities within a major industrial compound. Hungarian company Brewie offers a completely different angle by making automated brewing accessible to your home: Brewie+ looks like a stereo, but is really an advanced brewing device. European Business talked to Marcell Pal, Co-Founder and CEO, about the company’s mission, the definition of full automation and the rediscovery of quality.