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Mark Esposito

Professor of Business and Economics

Based in Geneva and Boston, Mark is a member of the teaching faculty at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and a Professor of Business & Economics at Hult International Business School. He is an appointed Fellow of the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai as well at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, in Washington DC. Mark consults in the area of corporate sustainability and competitiveness worldwide, including for start ups, boards of directors, communities and national governments. He has advised the President of the European Parliament and is part of the ‘Future of Production’ network at the World Economic Forum, where he was also appointed as Global Expert. Mark was named one of the emerging tomorrow’s thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers, and was inducted into the ‘Radar’ of the 30 most influential thinkers, on the rise. He is the co-author of the bestseller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using Drive to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends. He holds a PhD in Business and Economics from the International School of Management in Paris/New York.

When Going in Circles Makes Sense

The way we have been achieving economic success has too long been like a 100-meter dash. It is time for us to adopt a circular economy, one that resembles more precision bike rides in the velodrome.
14/12/2015 13:13 GMT

Good Versus Good: A New Way of Exploring Business Problems

The concept of "Good versus Good" is not just a way of approaching business. The Goods allow us to get to the root of our thinking and behavior quickly. They allow us to understand where people are coming from. This allows us to transform our differences into common ground, and make better business. That's when grey becomes a beautiful color. That's when it's all good.
23/06/2015 16:21 BST

The New Cambrian Explosion

Within the Coral Reef, a number of pioneers are already spearheading the growth of platform-driven ecosystems, as seen with cloud technology, indicating the way to a new model of large-scale, cross-boundary innovation.
12/03/2015 15:33 GMT

When Cities Have Skin in the Game

What is that makes a city a successful place to live, work and grow our families? The answer does not come easily and cannot be searched online. It is one of those dimensions of life that cannot be measured by economic indicators or employment figures. It needs more.
15/12/2014 05:29 GMT

Awakening From the Malaise

The world is heating up in these past months, like never before, but it is not because of climate change only. Yes certainly we have now reached level of irreversibility that we were hoping they would never occur, but we have been silly about this for a prolonged period of time.
28/07/2014 11:12 BST

The Unemployment Vortex: Latin America's Next Dilemma

In the past five years, the global economy has experienced some of the most phenomenal uncertainties in its history. Yet we are already on the path to recovery. If you look at global trends between 2008 and 2013, it's easy to see the world is once again becoming a busy producer of goods. Exports are on the rise, and with them global GDP indicators.
22/04/2014 11:37 BST

Are We Ready to 'Steam It Up'?

Steam, as a natural element, provides a daily supplementation and mood boosters in a natural and fun way. In an age where "<em>healthy is king</em>", the value chain of this company has the potential to ice-break the market and add a new significant element, to the wellbeing/well-living industry, which counts for billions, just in the US.
17/03/2014 13:15 GMT

Happy New Year EU! May 2014 Be the End of Your Ages...

The EU cannot really afford to slow down even though it is about to go into a parliamentarian transition, next May. The reasons for national governments to make the necessary reforms to help SMEs grow will become one of Europe's most expected actions. Not doing enough does not only prevent the EU from becoming more competitive; it is a recipe for more problems down the road...
30/12/2013 15:19 GMT

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let's Look South!

This model of growth is inefficient from a macroeconomic perspective because it incurs into dispersion and disposal of public funds, but it could be very efficient from a microeconomic lens, which is where markets reside...
12/12/2013 11:45 GMT

The German Paradox: Highest Employment in Europe and Increasing Poverty

The number of people at risk of poverty grows in Germany, although the number of employed has never before been so high, according to the results published this week by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The study, which takes a snapshot of German society from numerous surveys, shows that in 2012 the country had 41.5 million people employed, the highest in its history. However, the total working volume was at 1991 levels.
28/11/2013 11:16 GMT

Why is the Middle Class Becoming Poorer? Because of the Transfer Economy!

In the past 30 years, if we look at a country like the US, which can be considered the most visible democracy on earth, about 50% of the country's GDP was transferred from the bottom 90% of the taxpayers to the richest 1% of the Americans. This happened in front of everyone's eyes, in popularly elected governments and freedom of speech.
18/11/2013 11:34 GMT