November 2011 Newsletter

Yoyah Group

The Companies of the Future
By Yoram Yahav

skyscrapersWhen contemplating on which company will survive deep into the future, we must look at the possible realities of that time. Will we use fuel or sun energy? Will we be structured in the same security/economic environment we are living in today? Will we have an abundance of food or scarcity like many claim? Obviously, many questions like these arise, and those companies which will consider as many scenarios as possible – in my opinion will be more ready for the future… More>


“Think Fast, Think Slow: How and Why We Argue With Ourselves…and Why That’s Great!”
By Prof. Shlomo Maital

Thinking, fast and slow
Kudos to Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman. Despite the fact he could easily rest on his ample laurels, he continues to generate path-breaking research in the realm of how we think and how we act based on our thinking.

Here is how New York Times columnist David Brooks summarizes Kahneman’s new forthcoming book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, an “intellectual memoir”… More>




Towards a Sustainable Business Ethic
By David Miron-Wapner

going-greenIt was with great pleasure that I found “The Sustainability Revolution – Portrait of a Paradigm Shift” by Andres R. Edwards. With remarkable clarity Edwards explores the principles that are emerging from diverse sources to form an ideology to guide us on the road to a sustainable global political economy.

“The Sustainability Revolution is challenging business managers to reevaluate how they operate their enterprises and how they measure success.” Businesses are being increasingly pushed to accept greater responsibility to the society in which they operateMore>


How to Innovate by Asking Audacious Questions
By Prof. Shlomo Maital


The origin of Better Place was an audacious question. After completing an amazing career (B.Sc. from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at age 17 ½, work at Apple, startup named TopTier, sold to SAP, work at SAP leading up to a top management position, resigned to launch Better Place, and Agassi is only 36), Agassi asked this question: How can we run a country’s cars without gasoline?

The technological answer is simple. Electric cars. The business answer is really tough – how to sustain a company that does this…  More>