Two statements by Peter Drucker 

In May 3’s Fortune CEO Daily (http://www.fortune.com/2017/05/02/ceo-daily-tuesday-2nd-may/) Alan Murray quotes two statements by Peter Drucker that I want to re-quote here, because I find them of high relevance in an environment where CSR is too often merely seen as an important marketing tool to redirect attention from otherwise not so responsible business practices: 

“It is management’s public responsibility to make whatever is genuinely in the public good become the enterprise’s own self-interest.”

“The proper social responsibility of business is to tame the dragon – that is, to turn a social problem into economic opportunity and economic benefit, into productive capacity, into human competence, into well-paid jobs, and into wealth.” 

I think in a nutshell these two beautiful quotes actually provide essential strategic guidance for any entrepreneurial activity in the context of sustainable management. 

“The Healing Roots of Wing Chun” in Hamburg, Germany

My first public Wing Chun class in Hamburg, Germany focusing on the healing roots of Wing Chun takes place Thursday evenings at Medosophos, Rutschbahn 11 a. The class will be about body mind synergies and the philosophical, spiritual and medical aspects of Chinese Buddhist and Taoist traditions at work in Wing Chun. For more details have a look at my website: www.tao-moves.com

Sustainable management and leadership – body mind synergy coaching in Hamburg, Germany

Every endeavor in the field of sustainability starts with oneself. Since “a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step,” the unfolding and fostering of a sustainable physical and mental foundation in oneself is an absolute prerequisite of a truly meaningful sustainability journey. This is why and how I work with Chinese movement traditions.

For more details about my body mind synergy coaching and Chinese martial arts / Qigong trainings — not only in Hamburg, Germany — take a look at my tao moves website: www.tao-moves.com

Circular economy …

“Remaking the Industrial Economy”

By Hanh Nguyen, Martin Stuchtey, and Markus Zils
McKinsey Quarterly, February 2014
(http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Manufacturing/Remaking_the_industrial_economy?cid=manufacturing-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1402)

Also take a look at the Circular Economy Reports by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation(http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/business/reports)

Technology and Sustainability

The discussion of this Guardian post by Jo Confino, “How technology has stopped evolution and is destroying the world” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/technology-stopped-evolution-destroying-world) very much reminds me of the summary of the social criticism within the Tao Te Ching in my doctoral dissertation (pp. 417-432: http://ub-dok.uni-trier.de/diss/diss27/20010129/20010129.htm).