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“Leading through connections: interesting insights from the IBM 2012 C.E.O.s Survey”

Friday September 28th, 2012 3 comments

Every two years, IBM runs a worldwide survey of 1’700 C.E.O.s from the public and private sectors, on emerging trends and issues. For us, this report sounds like music to our ears, as it seems to recognize the emergence of the Open Source Economy. Three main themes came out of the CEO’s (amongst whom probably several of you) who were…

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“The Unemployee of the year”

Saturday September 22nd, 2012 12 comments

Two related events caught my attention in this week. The first was an article by Brazil’s leading newspaper, Globo (, quoting a study made by Professor Adalberto Cardoso, of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and based on data from the very serious Brazilian Institute of Georgraphy and Statistics. Following him, 20% of the Brazilians aged 18 to…

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“The best way to lose a battle is to be obsessed by your enemy”

Sunday September 16th, 2012 3 comments

I know this is coming a bit late but, at the time when all the major media around the world, who had heavily invested into the coverage of the London Olympics were praising the opening ceremony, a courageous and dissonant voice made its way on the internet, the one of Fernando Lanzer a Brazilian born, Amsterdam based consultant ( He…

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