I robot

You are afraid that one day robots will come and take away your job, right? Think again. Robots ain’t coming. Robots are here already. And guess what: they are not taking away your job. More to the contrary: while they are not replacing you but complementing you, more jobs are being created for people like […]

rule of law

It is not difficult to reach the conclusion that for broken windows policies to be effective the key element is enforcement -which Wikipedia defines as the process of ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, rules, standards, or social norms.” By enforcing laws and regulations, authorities attempt to effectuate successful implementation of policies, while attempting to serve a number of […]

digital banking

There are few things that I hate more than waiting in line. And if there is one place where you are guaranteed to have to wait in line that is your bank. Surprisingly, I may add, after so many years of online banking and the widespread availability of mobile banking apps for our mobile devices. […]

(the) sharing (the) economy

Quick! You have just been told that you are having an additional week of vacation: what is the first site that comes to your mind to search for accommodation for that vacation? If your answer -like mine- is Airbnb, you are a part of the so-called sharing economy -even if you didn’t know it. Nobody […]

TED: Luis Vargas

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2017 TEDxPortland that took place on April 15 in Portland, OR, under the general title of Spectrum. We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed,” think again. In his talk, Luis Vargas defends that adventure and […]


Can you even remember what your life was like before you had a smartphone? Depending on your age probably not. And if you do you probably wonder how we could survive without Google Maps, Whatsapp or a camera in our pocket, always available for the perfect photo op. Funny, because smartphones have been around for […]

TED: Lauren Singer

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2015 TEDxTeen that took place on May 16 in New York, NY, under the general title of Simply Irresistible. Imagine that you could put all the trash produced over a three-year period inside of a 16 oz. mason jar. That is exactly what Lauren Singer did and what […]


When I grew up there were (even if I never really thought about it back then) basically two employment models: working for someone else, whether for a private company or as a government employee working for yourself, opening your own business or company I have to admit that I don’t have what it takes to […]

TED: Amal Kassir

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2016 TEDxMileHighWomen Event that took place on October 28 in Denver, CO, under the general title of It’s about time. They say that the shortest distance between two people is a story. In her talk, Amal Kassir elaborates on that to add that the greatest distance you can travel in […]


Some ideas or concepts translate badly from one language to another, a great demonstration of how languages are vehicles for cultural transmission -which may explain why some people get to learn to speak a foreign language, but never really master it if they don’t get immersed in the culture as well. But that is a […]