The Effort of Staying the Same

Everyone knows that change is inevitable. We resisted factories, cars, planes, radio, telephone, TV, then cable TV, then satellite TV and now internet TV. We resist cultural change, immigration, emigration, new political parties, desegregation, feminism, homosexuality, atheism and new religions. We resisted PCs, then Macs, the mouse, Ethernet, the Internet, email, cellphones, 3G, music downloads, […]

Looking for Participants for a Research Project

A new research project will focus on consumer and personal behavioural styles. The objective is to understand in depth the “role of roles” in people’s daily lives. More details will be coming in the following weeks and the project is planned to start end-April / mid-May. At the moment we are compiling a list of […]

Ethical Business & VRM

Following Monday’s London event I’ve been refining my thoughts about the whole VRM concept. It interests me because it is very closely related to a subject I have a strong interest in: Ethical Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is one of those topics that polarizes people: some evangelize and others vilify it. Whichever side of the fence you’re […]

Coming up: The Global Travel Bubble [Part 1]

In trying to figure out how to bail-out the financial institutions and avoid a global economic meltdown, finger-pointing and blame-laying has been a standard dish these last few weeks. However, blame is seldom one-sided. Governments may have allowed it to happen and banks may have been greedy and irresponsible, but consumers have been foolish too. […]

Bubble 2.0?

If you’ve ever read Carlota Perez’s work, and/or are endowed with an average amount of common sense, you will know that like many other things, economic life cycles follow certain patterns. So do technological innovations. Some people call them ‘revolutions’. Like the Industrial Revolution or the Internet Revolution. Very often, the climate (economy, markets, investors, […]