The EU Economy - How low can you go?

Japanese business is booming on a scale not seen since the 1980’s. W. Edwards Deming introduced the quality revolution to Toyota in the 1960’s and to Ford in the 1980’s. Both companies outperformed all competitors. But Ford dropped the ball. When Don Petersen stepped down as CEO, the American giant returned to business as usual. But cost cutting and higher prices are not innovations. Meanwhile, Toyota and Lexus have been building the safest, most reliable cars ever constructed.  

Recently Toyota created an engine that runs on water to complement the plethora of innovative breakthroughs in their inventory. Japan’s profit margins across all fields have doubled over the past decade, largely due to their practice of continuous improvement and focus on quality and reliability. If Toyota announced an airliner to compete with Boeing and Airbus, no company or country on Earth would have the will or the way to compete.

In that same time period US debt ballooned far over 30 trillion dollars. UK industry is in shambles. Poverty is spreading through the fading Anglo-empire. Tesla and Disney entertain, but fail to inspire trust. German automakers—let’s not even go there.

EU countries gave birth to the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the inventions that produced the Industrial Age. Today they languish in the mire of tradition and dysfunctional regulation. No European firm to date is on par with Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft or Nvidia.

I have a low-cost solution. Our teams of scientists, psychologists, and engineers at Miamar have reinvented innovative entrepreneurship. We introduced spatial dimensions of curiosity to Europe in 2003 with a series of learning conferences. By 2016 our research had migrated into Merck in Germany and a variety of firms in the Netherlands. But curiosity as a concept fades quickly. Every spark doesn’t light a fire. Duration is the missing element in the process of expansive discovery.

Corporate leaders in the EU listen for familiar concepts—the very antithesis of large-scale innovation. It wasn’t always like that. In the Fall of 1900 Max Planck ignited the quantum revolution that produced the Information Age. He wryly noted that progress moves ahead one funeral at a time. The portraits of German Nobel Prize winners that adorn the walls at Humboldt University end abruptly in the early part of the last century. How many generations must retire for the continent to embrace new versions of visionary science and business?   

As a German woman my voice is mute in my own country. A few large American firms have embraced Integrative Leadership based on perceptual curiosity to add billions to their bottom lines. This is my distress call to EU and UK companies who want to regain leadership in their fields. If you are genuinely curious, you can reach me by visiting my offices in Ibiza or meet with me and my team on Zoom.