The scandal with Slush is not a new story. However, the awkward situation with this global IT event that took place in 2022 became a lesson for the international IT and business community to learn. I called it “a shock from Slush” — a controversial monetary decision-making by the Western “players” surpassing legal and moral responsibility in the midst of Russia’s war crimes against humanity.
The Russian Federation continues to attack Ukrainian cities, kill adults and children, and ruin civil infrastructure on a full scale since 24 February 2022.
Chips, mass-produced by Western companies, were found inside the Russian missiles and weapons deployed in Ukraine.
In this post, I suggest considering the term “self-organizing nation” (as “self-organizing teams” in the IT industry.) Can it be one of the success criteria for a country? How “self-organizing” are we and our countries today? Are we prepared to respond to any crisis proactively, like the Ukrainians?
During my managerial training in Berlin (a long time ago) I was impressed by one of the formulations, “Fit for Partnership with Germany.” The keyword was “fit.” In other words, in order to do business with this European country, I had to “fit” certain criteria, meet their requirements, and comply with specific norms and principles. I had to understand their business culture in order to “fit.”