twitter-less

Sometimes going on a diet is simply not enough. No, I am not referring to a weight loss program, since I do not happen to be affected by the obesity epidemic that is ravaging not just the so-called developed world: obesity rates in sub-Saharan Africa are shooting up faster than in just about anywhere else […]

time

Our lives revolve around money: We need it to get shelter, buy food, get clothes to keep us warm (or stylish, for those of us a little bit more fashion-conscious), pay the bills… or splurge a little and get the latest gadget out there or go on vacation. After all, the world is a beautiful […]

post-PC

Steve Jobs was right: Jobs was the opening act at the D: All Things Digital conference on June 1 2010 in Southern California when in a 90-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, he proclaimed that the post-PC era had arrived, while acknowledging that PCs have “taken us a long way” and […]

me too

“Me Too” (or “#MeToo“) spread virally in October 2017 as a two-word hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The phrase, used to help survivors realize they are […]

out of love

The U.S. Census Bureau found that divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since 1996 and yet around 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce: 41 percent in the case of first marriages, 60 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages, to be precise. These facts are well known, so […]

TED: Angela Wang

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. When I saw this talk on TED.com I knew I had to watch it. After all, just a few weeks ago I wrote about the huge growth of e-commerce […]

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 […]

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 […]