Not mine, sparrow!

"Não Bota no Meu" Song by Jair Rodrigues The STF's plenary decision on whether the press can be held responsible for a statement made by an interviewee caused a huge stir in the Brazilian press. As soon as the decision was handed down, a myriad of critical comments from the main

The cockroaches of technology and corporate bureaucracy

"Bureaucracy is the meticulous way of turning the possible into the impossible" - Friedrich Hayek Franz Kafka's work is often interpreted as a representation of the human condition in a complex and often absurd world, involving alienation, bureaucracy and powerlessness

Success: natural gift or supernatural effort?

"The gift without the effort is like the sun without the heat; the effort without the gift is like the heat without the light" Walter Scott In the debate about the development of skills and gifts, a central question emerges: are people born with natural gifts or

The world's indifference to the Middle East: are we losing our humanity?

"The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference." Elie Wiesel - writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 15 days on from the brutal terrorist attack on Israel, the actions of international leaders in the search for a solution to the conflict in that region are as follows

Everything as it was before

"To regret a past pain in the present is to create another pain and suffer again." William Shakespeare The well-known Portuguese expression "tudo dantes como no quartel de Abrantes" refers to what always remains the same, unchanged. But what if the past could be changed?

Dumbness should pay tax

"There are so many donkeys bossing around men of intelligence that I sometimes think that stupidity is a science." Antônio Aleixo In times of tax reform, where the aim is to be creative in order to increase revenue and improve fiscal balance, the government has

Every pessimist is a loser

"The optimist can make mistakes, but the pessimist starts by making mistakes." Juscelino Kubitschek The popular saying goes that "an idle mind is the devil's workshop", or that "idleness is the mother of sin". Popular sayings are not usually the result of empirical studies

Civil Death

The scoundrel, when invested with leadership, makes, invents, agglutinates and dynamizes masses of scoundrels. Nelson Rodrigues This week, Supreme Court Justice Dias Toffoli wrote the epitaph for the Car Wash operation with the following phrase: "Biggest mistake of the Brazilian judiciary". O

The trivialization of mediocrity

"Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum" Saint Augustine The world has evolved in many ways, especially in technology and in the social agenda, by recognizing the need for equal rights and representation of minorities. However, it seems to have regressed on other issues. I'm referring to

The governance of self-protection

"I can calculate the orbit of celestial bodies, but not the madness of people." Sir Isaac Newton, 1721 The corporate world has always been creative in creating governance tools and fads that supposedly signify advances in management, but which serve to generate revenue for