Category Archives: Human value

A drug called EBITDA

This recent (brilliant) post by James Enck touches on the absence of an incentive by shareholders to change a telco. Their view of the company is quite simple and staightforward: Investors on the whole view incumbent telcos in mature markets … Continue reading

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The right to be forgotten and the right of identity

Two days ago I had the pleasure to attend a dinnermeeting with EC representatives (Infosoc) and some of Amsterdams finest. The discussion touched many subjects related to the role of multi-cultural cities with a long history as a breeding and … Continue reading

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Why a videocall is pointless and videoconferencing is great

Lately I have been experimenting with Vidyo (www.vidyo.com), a videoconferencing tool designed for the professional SOHO/SMB/Roadwarrior market. And the tests showed why a 2 person video call is a gimmick, and 3 or more is a major difference. The promise … Continue reading

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The fun of stairs

Creative minds. How to transform a stairway to a thing of joy.

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Public debate

The Internet has given us the power to express ourself. And boy, are we using it in creative ways. Just look at this video about the health care system debate in the USA. (Listen to the last line..” I want … Continue reading

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Here comes the bride (2009 version)

A very, very untraditional entry of friends, groom and bride. Turn op the volume and enjoy ! (This one is for Marjolein and David) (Source : BoingBoing)

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Jeffersons Warning and Macaulays Evil

“The Public Domain” ┬áby James Boyle is undoubtedly one of the best introductions to the origins, concepts and dangers of copyright law you can find. Not only available in print but also online. One of the gems in his book … Continue reading

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- 4,5 %

That is the reduction in our GDP according to the statistics in Q1 2009. People who rely on extrapolation see doom and gloom, others think the bottom is near. But what is the right interpretation? The source of the crisis … Continue reading

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Disability is in the mind

The first time I have seen him: no arms, no legs, no worries. Being disabled is a mental state…

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The waste by Chrysler

Economists usually focus on factories to measure productivity. Evolving Excellence points out that one might want to look at other costs too. The papers submitted by Chrysler for its bankruptcy filing show an astonishing waste in its sales channel: the … Continue reading

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