First published: 12 September 2019 Half a dozen of Brazilian IT companies have launched IPO's or follow‐up in American stock exchanges during 2018‐19. Further research will clarify the path they took, but for now they confirm the gist…
Alfredo BehrensSelling snake-oil is for con artists. If you are not one, selling black boxes takes a lot of self-confidence - particularly if you are selling them to clients distrustful of what comes from your background.
Por Alfredo Behrens/Inês Medeiros Hace más de un siglo que América Latina persigue en vano a los Estados Unidos, pero lejos de alcanzarlo, viene aumentando la distancia que la separa del líder regional. Tan grande…
Alfredo BehrensAmerican management is most fitting to the American mindset, as lapidated over generations. Peoples nurtured in other stories might not perform as well in an alien managerial framework. It is high time for developing countries to think management afresh.
McKinsey & Company
– Nov 11, 2019
As automation and artificial intelligence dramatically change the nature of work, employees must fine tune the social and emotional abilities machines cannot master. To encourage this behavior, employers must adjust the ways they assess, educate…
Alfredo BehrensI coordinate the area of Soft Skills at the Global MBA, Salamanca. The more I work on it the more I realize that developing those skills is likely to differentiate a top MBA from the rest, which largely focus on subjects which have been commoditized.
Auditório Casa Comum (Reitoria da U.Porto) ENTRADA LIVRE (inscrição necessária) A Reitoria da Universidade do Porto e a Invicta Imaginaria têm o prazer de convidar todos a assistirem ao 1 International Meeting of…
Alfredo BehrensI had the honour to moderate the first session of this imaginative meeting. More events like this one, and wider dissemination, should reverberate in greater creativity. Without it, we will carry on along a path that is becoming increasingly narrow.
The New York Times
– Dec 8, 2019, 1:31 PM
Art may be long, and life short, but the existence of a hand fruit is most ephemeral of all. This week at Art Basel Miami Beach, the art world's premier Champagne-steeped swap meet, no work drew more grins, guffaws and selfies than a new sculpture…
Alfredo Behrens' I don’t have much good to say about the random guy who munched Mr. Cattelan’s banana, though it continues a long tradition of literalists who like bringing conceptual art from the realm of ideas back down to Earth. '
Since the 1950s, Sheila Hicks has brought a spirit of continuous discovery to working with fiber, which she calls “supple materials.” She has made everything from minimes—small woven sketches—to massive outdoor…
Alfredo BehrensSheila Hicks works with fiber, which she calls “supple materials... the more pliable they are, and the more adaptable they are, the more I am attracted to them.”
The New York Times
– Dec 10, 2015, 3:32 AM
At 10:35 on the morning of Dec. 17, 1903, on the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C.... Do I need to finish the sentence? But just in case: Orville and Wilbur Wright, tinkerers and bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio, got their flying machine aloft for…
Alfredo Behrens'When a dream comes true, though, it touches down amid the dross of ordinary life. Moving pictures and flying machines became less marvelous as they became ubiquitous. We take them for granted, and have even come to resent them.'