Great Minds Really do Think Alike

One way or the other, societies move forward or feel the pain of holding back within the competitive arena of business and politics. If an individual or organization does not feel the drive to perform a service in the name of commerce, some other leader, group, community is surely up to the task. Yet, in this fact of life and business solutions can be made. When cooler heads prevail, as more often than not they do, anyone on board with the smart plan wins. And even better, when everyone goes along with the plan, it is known as a win-win outcome.


These set of circumstances appear to apply to events surrounding the Brazilian government, the BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development). The event in question is a change in sanitation services for the public. It may sound like a simple and even possibly inconsequential subject, however the decisions and actions involved effect future generations and can have unforeseen consequences. If details are not handled carefully with vision as well as retrospect, a nation state’s infrastructure may become vulnerable. However, when matters are handled correctly they yield an economic stability and a standard of living well worth the effort. An interview between Edison Carlos and Felipe Montoro Jens points to this fact. In this interview, Carlos is the president of the sanitation institute Trata Brasil. His organization manages the public’s basic needs. Jens specializes in overseeing projects has a good handle on the concept of infrastructure.


The term interview just may be a bit of a misnomer for the dialogue between the two men. A meeting of the minds better describes the tone and salient points made between the two professionals during their conversation. They both agree that the improvement of services available to the public need to change if the state is truly to move progressively. From the looks of it, both men contribute ideas to a situation in which they and others are ready to resolve.


Jens has a work history similar to Carlos’ in the sense that the title of president and executive officer are familiar to him. Of course, successful executive and presidential experience requires cooperative interaction, vision, patience and the ability to find solutions while being for compromise. It also means that Jens knows firsthand what it means to meet the bottom line in time.


When one sits at the head of a business table, the “my way or the highway” attitude does not always work. This is especially true when directly dealing with clients and customers. At that level of professionalism it really is all about delivering the best service no questions asked. Jens knows this for a fact from a productive standpoint. He just wants to make sure that Carlos and Trata Brasil are made aware of this condition of doing business with the public while working from the private sector.


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