TED: Paul Rulkens

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2014 TEDxMaastricht that took place on October 13 in Maastricht (the Netherlands), under the general title of Possible. When it comes to high performance, the majority is always wrong. If the majority would be right, Lady Gaga/Lionel Messi/Brad Pitt (take your pick) would have been installed as world […]

knowmads

For quite a few years we have been told that we were living in an Information Society, the successor to the Industrial Society. But that doesn’t sound too accurate, or does it? The successor to the industrial society would be the post-industrial society, one where most people do immaterial labor -that is, where most of the […]

TED: Amel Karboul

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED@BCG that took place on October 4 in Milan (Italy), under the general title of Break the Mold. We are in the midst of a learning crisis, says Amel Karboul in her talk: globally, a quarter billion of the world’s children are out of school, and an additional […]

universal healthcare

A few weeks ago I underwent a (scheduled) procedure to treat a heart condition that kept me in hospital for two nights: the night before the procedure (so as to have a final test done the evening before) and the night after the procedure (so as to keep me under observation for a few hours). […]

e-commerce

As a minimalist, it is only natural that I be more interested in Giving Tuesday than in Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But I am only human, so when there is something that I do want/need to purchase I like to save a buck like every other person -and thus keep track of deals and […]

bike sharing

When I wrote about the sharing economy a few weeks ago, I focused on two main aspects: the benefits and controversies surrounding this new economic model the difference between the sharing economy and sharing the economy, that is, between the companies that benefit from it (I specifically mentioned Airbnb and Uber) and the communities that […]