Category Archives: economia

Il cliente – Mahatma Gandhi

Nell’inserto speciale dell’Economist sull’e-government, una citazione del Mahatma Gandhi:

“Who is the customer? The customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business, he is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

La citazione è tratta da un discorso tenuto da Gandhi in Sudafrica, dove svolse attività come avvocato negli anni tra il 1893 ed il 1895.

Avvocati

da Hernando De Soto – The Mistery of Capital. Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else – Basic Books 2000, p. 199

“Using economic data from fifty-two countries from 1960 to 1980, Samar K. Datta and Jefferey B. Nugent have shown that for every percentage point increase in the number of lawyers in the labor force (from, say, 0.5 to 1.5 percent), economic growth is reduced by 4.76 to 3.68 percent – thus showing that economic growth is inversely related to the prudence of lawyers.”

Tyler Cowen – How to work and play a little better

The Economist, September 8th 2007

Mr Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virgina, and a co-owner of marginalrevolution.com, one of the best economics blogs on the internet.

“Discover Your Inner Economist” joins a recent school of books demystifying and popularising economics that began with Steven Landsburg’s “Armchair Economist” in 1993, and conquered the bestseller lists in 2005 with “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. It stands apart from its predecessors by making its revelations not so much about the way the world works as about the way we ourselves work (and play) and how we can take practical steps to do both better.

Tyler Cowen: Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist – Dutton 2007

Università, in fila per filosofia. “Così si diventa buoni manager”

Corriere della Sera, cronaca di Milano, 26 agosto 2006

“Consiglia a tutti gli studi filosofici Franco Tatò:

‘Ai ragazzi dico: non abbiate il complesso dell’ingegnere. Con la filosofia si sviluppa la capacità di sintesi, si confrontano le situazioni, si imparano le lingue (molti testi non sono tradotti). Sono questi i requisiti di un buon manager. […] Anche perché le nozioni acquisite diventano presto obsolete, tanto vale imparare un buon metodo di lavoro e avere una testa che funziona.’