Reviews and Interviews

Ethical Leadership

Jurjen Wiersma (Protestant Theology Faculty, Brussels) wrote a review on my book Ethical Leadership in De Stem van het Boek (December 2016) pp 13-14. (In Dutch)  SVHB December 2016.pdf

An Economist Focusing on the Environment and Social Responsibility

Ove Jakobsen wrote an article on Laszlo Zsolnai’s work in the Norwegian journal PENGEVIRKE  (2015 No. 3. pp. 26-27). The journal is the forum for alternative economic and business initiatives published by the Cultura Bank in Oslo.

Pengevirke 2015-3 web.pdf

Baltic Management Institute

Baltic Management Institute published a summary of my paper on incentives and executive compensation, as part of its "BMI KNOWLEDGE" initiative. BMI KNOWLEDGE promotes the creation and sharing of intellectual capital among academic and business leaders by drawing attention to business research of practical value by faculty members in BMI’s international network of management educators. BMI Knowledge 2015 03 Executive Compensation.pdf.

Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation

Jun Nishikawa, professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, published an insightful review on our book “Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation: A Buddhist Approach” in Journal of Global Buddhism. He uses examples from Japan and Bhutan to illustrate how Buddhist values are at work in economic and social life. Buddhist economics book review.pdf

On Responsible Ledearship in Richmond, Virginia

An interview has been published with Laszlo Zsolnai on the need for responsible leadership in business at The Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, on April 17, 2013. Zsolnai is arguing that responsible leadership is badly needed in today’s business. Mainstream leadership practices are self-centered – both in the individual and collective sense. They produce largely negative impacts for nature, future generations and society. Responsibility requires that leaders consider all the relevant value dimensions of the choice situation, evaluate the available alternatives in adequate scales of measurement and block tradeoffs among non-substitutable values.

On Buddhist Economics in Montreal

Canadian business journalist Peter Hadekel published an interview with Laszlo Zsolnai about the relevance of Buddhist economics for Western economies on March 7, 2013 in Montreal Gazette. The main message is that Buddhism can be both helpful and inspiring in taking the consciousness of businesses and customers to another level.

TransAtlantic Business Ethics

In an article Hallvard Lyssand reports on the Seventh TransAtlantic Business Ethics Conference held on October 19-20, 2012 at the NHH - Horwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. The TransAtlantic Business Ethics Conference series was initiated by Laszlo Zsolnai and George Brenkert (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.)

Why people avoid Spirituality

Dutch sustainability pioneer and executive Jean-Paul Close wrote an essay entitled  "Why People Avoid Spirituality?" in which he reflects on our the "Spirituality and Sustainability" conference held in 21-23 September, 2012 in Visegrad, Hungary. He argues that the new paradigm of sustainable human progress exists and will grow there where true spirituality meets with purpose driven leadership and entrepreneurship.

Is Consumer Capitalism Outdated?

Walter Moss published an article "Is Consumer Capitalism Outdated?" in Los Angeles based LA Progressive which analyses and connects Occupy Wall Street, Spirituality in Business, E.F. Schumacher's human scale economics, Steve Jobs' legacy and Laszlo Zsolnai's work on Buddhist Economics. He argues that perhaps the best we can do in our present period of malaise is to seek the truth and wisely attempt to bring our lives and societies more in keeping with it.

Interview on Buddhist Economics

Norwegian teacher and writer Christian Egge is making an interview-project on “New Economy” with the background of the current financial crisis. He is doing his project in cooperation with the Cultura Bank in Oslo, Norway. Among others he has interviewed Margrit Kennedy (Germany), David Korten (USA), Ove Jakobsen, (Norway), Helmy Abouleish (Egypt) and several others. He asked Laszlo Zsolnai about Buddhist Economics.