My name is Miguel Lindemann.

I have worked in situ  in 3 continents and 7 countries  and acquired international experience which comes in ”handy” in a globalised and ever changing world.

I have spent 30  years working in different positions mostly  in management in large international companies. After these corporative experiences I worked for  21 year in operational consulting and entrepreneurial work.

I started this blog in April 2011, in September 2014 I published a book: “Why Obsolete Macro Governance is Killing the World” and in April 2015 I published a second book:”Growth through Structural Reforms” which are not compendiums of the 2 000 posts I have issued so far. Both books have been published by Amazon.

My varied experience has allowed me to work in different and changing environments which I believe have enhanced my ability to understand change and evolution and accept them, even with a critical eye.

I have wanted to put this acquired experience at work by questioning economic, financial and social- economic evolution of let us say the past 20 to 30 years.

Doing so without being a formed economist and/or so called “macro analyst”, which represents advantages and  shortcomings.

This blog addresses a mature population interested in the subjects I wish to develop (please see : content list of  “20 questions to be posed”, not exhaustive), if these topics interest you, do you want to comment and/or add some more? is about questioning if structural changes of the economy in the last 20-30 years have been assimilated and/or are in the process of being better understood by non specialized audiences, and whether micro (business) procedures could be increasingly applied to macro vision, planning and analysis, and therefore includes pragmatic analysis of a series of macro points.

I greatly believe that knowledge or ”knowing” is a basic factor, that questioning is necessary in a world of affirmations and that decision making is the result of both,  this even more so in an economic situation which has no historical points of reference because of the huge changes in its  sectorial/activities’ categories structure.

Knowing that statesmen and politician background and activity are very different from that of businessmen, one of the main matters I want to address is whether business procedures which are implicit in micro economy  are partially applicable to macro evolution and performance analyses, this being a time of great macro volatility.

The 3 leitmotivs in my blog are:

– Macro Governance needs a drastic change in approach and execution to meet XXI century requirements.

– Social-economic structural reforms’ implementation are the number one priority, the Western world has been driven for decades by  monetary policies and Central Banking independent resolutions only, which have failed to a great extent.

– Job creation depends on these labor related structural reforms, on education / formation / training new orientations and targeted actions, and will gradually result in obtaining durable and internationally competitive growth.

In the last 20 years the sectorial stucture of GDP and Stock Exchanges changed dramatically (enormous change in structure brought about by emergence of IT – internet – and “now” social networks), economic/business activities which were in the Top 10 or 50 are not the same anymore, all this causing caused desequilibriums of all sorts in the world economy and changed rankings in terms of countries and sectors of activity.

In this meteorically changing world, where information is so varied and frequent that it becomes hard to digest and accordingly creates stress, it seems necessary to come back to some “basics” which are not old fashioned but reflect values which are being increasingly ignored.

This does not imply that actualization of knowledge is unimportant, to the contrary : it is absolutely necessary because technological progress (be it in  IT – internet – social networks, or whatever) is unstoppable, but content needs to be made more understandable and usage needs to be focused and more selective for pertinent purposes.

This blog’s main object is to try to be more explanatory in the subjects which it will cover, if this can be achieved given time, it will be helpful, I hope.