Here’s a question for you: if you were to start a start-up company, would you think of culture?
Businesses are all about making money, expanding, getting stronger and everything in between. But that’s not how some big online companies see things. Successful online corporations have power, high revenue, fame and a huge clientele. The difference is that they didn’t start aiming at this direction. They started focusing on culture or rather company culture.
“Once upon a time a wealthy Athenian was making a sea voyage with some companions. Suddenly a powerful storm blew up and the ship was overturned. All the other passengers started to swim except the Athenian, who was only praying to Goddess Athena making promises if only she could save him. Then, one of his companions approached him and said: While you are praying to Athena, start moving your arms”
Aesop (620 -564 BC) was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables, which nowadays are known as the Aesop’s Fable.
The gender issue is as old as the human race. The gap between men’s and women’s equality may have been narrowed down, but the fact that we still find ourselves talking about it implies that the segregation still exists.
Aren’t women more active in diverse socioeconomic, cultural or political structures of societies? No doubt! But have their modified roles elevated them to a point that gender differentiation ceases to exist? Absolutely not! Women are still considered subordinate to men and their efforts to change their gendered roles have brought even more problems for them, we dare to say. Societies and cultural mechanisms prove that aspect and, even worst, they reinforce gender boundaries.
Violence has many faces. It actually blooms inside homes, wanders around neighborhoods and crosses borders only to embrace the weakest and defenseless peoples.
The map of the most dangerous cities in the world has hardly changed over the years. It’s no wonder why cities in the Central and South America and parts of both Africa and Asia are considered the most violent ones worldwide. Violence feeds from fear and fear grows as the living conditions are at the lowest levels. Continue reading