2013 will still be a year of turmoil, however full with possibilities for new start-ups! Our main task will be to bring different worlds together, to accept and understand that everything is interconnected. This is not a story about vague predictions, it’s a claim to understand the importance of connecting beyond our comfort zone. The ..read more..
A new mindset carrying infinite challenges to start-up new businesses. It is in our nature to persevere in living the life we know, often insensitive for new treasures appearing on the horizon. Throughout history sudden uproars or unorthodox thinkers were needed to open the eyes of the conservative masses. In general a society chooses for ..read more..
PayPal, an eBay company, announced PayPal Here, a global mobile payments solution that allows small businesses to accept almost any form of payment. The company said that the new service includes a free app and fully encrypted thumb-sized triangular card reader, which turns any iPhone, and soon Android smartphone, into a mobile payment solution. With PayPal Here, small businesses, service ..read more..
What do global banks, multinationals and Western civilization in general have in common? They have become so big and “prosperous” that their size has become an obstruction in the literal and figurative sense of the word. Everything with “too” in front, per definition is bound to fail on the long run. In order to achieve ..read more..
Shipwrecked If an orbiting ship wrecked a small group of technologically advanced human families on a finite system, an isolated planet perhaps in a lonely galaxy, let’s say an island in the middle of the immense sea. You would think that the survivors rather than cannibalize each other, might collaborate and depend on mutual relationships ..read more..
Check out this interesting video with Charles Eisenstein giving his views on the Occupy movement, discussing how to approach the current global problems. With the mind of the past you might say: “Dream on, a Love Revolution, that’s for hippies and they have created the current mess.” … With the mind of the future you ..read more..
Why are people willing to pay $4 for coffee at Starbucks and clog Apple stores to play with electronic gadgets? Both companies reinvented the retail experience. Have you wondered why we linger in an Apple store, playing with shiny screens, but never set foot in a Sony Style store (which, incidentally, has its devices locked ..read more..
(illustration: Fiammetta Ghedini) Power is probably one of the most “energetic” words in our vocabulary. It means energy in the literal sense of the word and figuratively speaking you can almost feel the supernatural “rays” the word generates. It has a negative and a positive connotation: we want it all or we are disgusted by it. In ..read more..