Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Inn and the wise Owl

There once was an inn with a cook who prepared the most delicious dishes. The most delicious fragrances spread around in his inn. The Cook, who was also proprietor, was proud of his business. His wife served this exquisiteness, which was written with beautiful letters on the menu, on beautiful plates!

For years everything went smooth, until less customers came. Once more the cook and his wife made extra work of embellishing the interior. Nevertheless, fewer customers came. Because of Continue reading

My heroes and examples (4)

Production systems and their founding fathers: Elton Mayo (1880-1949)

George Elton Mayo (26 December 1880) was an Australian born psychologist and organizational scientist. Mayo was formally trained at the University of Adelaide. He graduated. in the masterclass with First Class Honours. In his core subjects, philosophy and psychology, he received an honorary doctorate for Master of Arts from the University of Queensland (UQ), Elton Mayowhere he taught from 1919 to 1923. Afterward he started working at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent most of his career at Harvard Business School (1926-1947). There, he is considered the founder of company Continue reading