By Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera
Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero convened this week a group 39 top business leaders to discuss the country’s competitiveness and his government’s commitment to press ahead with much needed social security, labor and energy reforms (see report and photos in El País). It is reassuring to see the government seek a close dialog with the private sector, especially as drum rolls are heard louder in international capital markets, unfairly yet dangerously comparing Spain’s solvency with Greece’s and Ireland’s. The problem, however, is that the government seems to be leaving out of this dialog the part of the business community that can do the most to pull Spain’s economy back from its 20 percent unemployment: Entrepreneurs. Read the full post in my Global Leadership blog on the Thunderbird Knowledge Network.