Analytical thinking, European elections, presidential elections, France, Germany, Greece, crisis, growth, sustainability, elections, AusterityRecent elections, the latest in France, Germany and Greece, prove once again the defeat of analytical thinking.  Amid one of probably the worst financial crisis in Europe, and probably way before its end, the solutions that are laid on the table are purely financial – if not on an superficial accounting level.  Austerity, taxes without a solid and well planned growth framework to look forward to.  This approach lacks any social or even political frame and disregards the relationships between these environments.  Even if some solutions like these can work short-term, they are never sustainable.  And their life cycle in a changing environment is very very short… Enter the elections.

As in any business or organization, difficulties and problems should be faced holistically, so that any solution can be “sustainably” successful.