Don’t Let the Short-Termism Bogeyman Scare You

The author argues that concerns about the perils of short-termism—and support for measures that would insulate corporate leaders from the outside pressures that allegedly make them myopic—are long on alarming rhetoric and short on empirical evidence or economic logic. 

About George Veth

George Veth is a consultant in the areas of strategy execution and initiative management. Most recently, he has been leading a cross-boundary collaboration program with teams from cities across North America and Europe. He lives in Cambridge, MA, and runs a nonprofit SME Impact Fund in East Africa. His subject matter interests are organizational culture, management [system] innovation, and public value management.