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Occupy Wall Street!

Friday November 25th, 2011 2 comments

When interviewed about the roots of the new “Open Source Economy”, I refer back to the 1970’s intuitions of then futurist Alvin Toffler, author of truly visionary books such as the “Future Shock” (note the 70’s influence of the cover;) or the “Third wave“. Toffler saw coming some of the profound mutations of our era and in particular the fact…

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Sense of Purpose saves lives

Saturday November 19th, 2011 1 comment

In my office, well in sight, are the remains of a bed’s part coming from a concentration camp with a profile of the Virgin Mary engraved. This is all that the nazis returned to my grandfather, about his best friend, a catholic priest, caught by the Gestapo for hiding Jewish children. Father de Soil had no family left and he…

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Smile, and the world smiles with you… by Michael Newman

Saturday November 12th, 2011 0 comments

In a non-descript, grey and often wet corner of East Manchester, just off the ring motorway, you will find a large furniture shop with the not especially inspiring name of ‘Housing Units’.1 There are many other stores in the Greater Manchester area from which to furnish a house, but there is something unusual about a visit to Housing Units. If…

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Narcissistic? Psychopathic? Or humble? Choose your style…

Saturday November 5th, 2011 2 comments

In which population do we find the highest percentage of people with psychopathic tendencies? Not in jail, not in gangs but… in Boardrooms!!! This is the surprising stand that one of the world’s most respected specialists in psychopathy, Professor Robert Hare, takes in his book published in 2007, “Snakes in suit”. Of course the statement is provocative and does not…

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