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Language and Culture in Spain - What a Joke

Spain is often a world apart. Once you understand Spain, you understand the world. . . A little incident is striking for what is happening here sometimes. This is obviously all about Culture. To ..
(January 12, 2009)
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The New Architecture of Bologna - The End of the Greek Theatre?

In a presentation about the success-formula behind Semco, the owner of the Brazilian company Ricardo Semler wondered about the rate of change. He used the example of the automobile which in fact had ..
(January 12, 2009)
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Bologna & Reforming the European University

According to the European Union Website, Europe has around 4,000 higher education institutions, with over 17 million students and 1.5 million staff. “Some European universities are amongst the ..
(January 12, 2009)
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Back to the Future - Citigroup

Understanding the future of the financial industry is understanding what is going on now. And where we are coming from. In 1998 one of the largest mergers in the financial history took place between .
(January 14, 2009)
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Productivity Profiles - Medical Specialist Vs Physician (Vs ..

. . . A manager should understand the productivity profiles of its team members otherwise he will not be able to manage them. . . Sketching the productivity profile of the last mentioned (the ..
(December 15, 2008)
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Company Profiles - EDF

To date, the French state is by far the largest shareholder of: “Electricite du France". Only a small percentage (about 13%) is free for public trade. The so-called: free-float. In the annual ..
(December 11, 2008)
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Economy Doesn't Lie

The title of this article is not of my own, but the translation of a book title, invented and written by Guy Sorman. A great title. Perhaps for the title, it is one of those books I would like to ..
(November 30, 2008)
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Sweden Joining the Euro

A Chinese online newspaper reported that more Swedes agree to accept Euro. Timing is the most interesting about this news. Why now, all of a sudden? Nothing is said however whether the poll will be ..
(November 23, 2008)
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Product Or Service Culture & Corporate Values

Identifying the main tendency of the organizational culture is more and more important in managing change. Change is often the most important issue that defines a successful strategy from an ..
(November 10, 2008)
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Harmony Without a Conductor

According to Harvard business professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter . . . , "Your structures should be very loose and very flexible: less hierarchy, more opportunity for . . . different roles. Sometimes . . .
(November 11, 2008)
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How to Manage a Personal Crisis

If you observe the media during the crisis they invite more speakers who are extremely bearish. Go with the flow, seems the adagio. It looks reasonable, why would you predict a turn in a depression ..
(October 21, 2008)
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Lesson From the Nobel Peace Laureate

Interesting interview with Martti Ahtisaari. . . About peace: every road to peace starts with a rupture of the past. Germany did it, Russia didn't (meaning that they hadn't faced Stalin and his ..
(October 13, 2008)
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Somewhere Between Culture and Nature - Forest Fires

One Thursday (weeks ago) was the first time that a forest fire spread itself near our town. It was still far enough not to get worried, but the fire nearly reached the boundaries of remote ..
(October 12, 2008)
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Possible Impact of a Recession on Book Publishers

Timeless building is a title of a book you categorize as being part of timeless books. Some of the published books are. Many others are contemporary. The contemporary books you further divide into ..
(October 04, 2008)
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Will Ezines-Directories Be Hurt by a Recession?

Companies that are highly dependent on internet and technology have not faced a real recession since the collapse of the internet-bubble in the beginning of this decade. How will ezine-directories ..
(October 04, 2008)
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The US Versus Dutch Article Markets - A Cultural Impression

Article markets over the world show some interesting cultural differences. As many markets, the US article market is one of the largest, if not the largest and best developed. For a good definition ..
(October 04, 2008)
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The Southern Pigs

When Writing about the biography of Maradona I mentioned the rivalry between Britain and Spain. I have never realized that this superficial conflict is so deeply rooted. Recent incident: The Southern .
(September 30, 2008)
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The Value of Multiple Banking Systems

One of the positive by-products of the financial crisis is the knowledge that we should glad to have several banking systems. I have not opposed to the introduction of the euro and I still think ..
(October 02, 2008)
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European Leadership (A Space Odyssey)

I often wonder these moments what to fear more; the American Crisis that spreads over the world, or the so-called European Leaders that are trying to control it in Europe. The recent weeks the ..
(October 05, 2008)
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Financial Crisis, Disaster Tourism and the Role of the Media

"Why Ireland will destroy the euro, " is a headline from CNBC. I didn't read the article, but it must be about the unconditional government support for the Irish banks. Good or bad? Sensational, but ..
(October 05, 2008)
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Wouter Fortuyn

Pim Fortuyn was a politician who's influence changed the Dutch society and politics. Although I and many others were not an advocate of his ideas, one main point impacted the society massively: he ..
(October 06, 2008)
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Rothschild's Pigeons, Or How to Spread a Rumor

Napoleon got defeated by the British in the battle of Waterloo. The real hero however of this operation was not a marshal, but a banker: Nathan Rothschild; “he didn't fire a gun; he wasn't even .
(October 06, 2008)
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Real Estate Projects - Location, Location, Location

Not long ago a real estate project on the South coast of Spain failed. It was a relatively large project focused on people who had retired. I heard about the project when they were working on it and ..
(October 01, 2008)
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 | Real-Estate | Visitors: 240

Teaching Is - Educating Or Teaching, Or Both, Or - I Don't Care

We teach, Parents educate, is the proposition of a policy I heard a while ago. That made me think? The older the children the more likely that educating them is a useless job. Think about the way ..
(October 02, 2008)
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What the Crisis Showed Us - Global Finance, But Local Knowledge

I think it was Joseph Stiglitz who - when interviewed - explained that a lot of people outside the US are not aware of the construction of mortgage contracts in the US. It appears to be if I ..
(October 01, 2008)
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 | Investing | Visitors: 234