Governments, especially democratic ones, are short-term and nationalistic.
Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective - at best.
In the Machine Age, the company itself became a machine - a machine for making money.
You go to any MBA program, and you will be taught the theory of the firm, that the purpose of the firm is the maximization of return on invested capital. I always thought this was a kind of lunacy.
The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand interdependence.
There's a lot of American kids think their food comes from the grocery store and the concept of seasonality has no meaning to them whatsoever.