Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally.
Lloyd Blankfein recently told a TV audience that income inequality is “very destabilizing” and that “too much of the GDP over the last generation has gone to too few of the people.” When even the CEO of Goldman Sachs is worried about inequality, you know you have a problem
Eurostat, l'istituto statistico europeo, ha pubblicato alcuni dati di confronto sia economico (inflazione, disoccupazione, povertà, industria) che su settori specifici come la raccolta dei rifiuti. Nell'Ue a 27 l'inflazione e' passata dal 2,3 di dicembre 2012 a 2,1 di gennaio segnando su base mensile un meno 0,8%. Nel contempo la disoccupazione nella zona euro sale ai livelli record a gennaio 2013, la piu' alta dall'inizio delle rilevazioni Eurostat: nella Ue-17 si assesta a 11,9% e in Italia a 11,7%. ''Un aumento significativo rispetto a un anno fa'', scrive Eurostat, quando nella zona euro era a 10,8% e in Italia a 9,6%. Peggio dell'Italia solo la Spagna: a gennaio 2013 i senza lavoro sono il 26,2%.
A review of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office, by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan.
Billy de Vita's insight:
In ancient China, a business experienced a 20 percent jump in sales, and the abacus man could not keep up. So the business owner consulted the village sage, who advised him to have the abacus man grow a sixth finger on each hand—upping his capacity 20 percent. But the business owner hesitated, reluctant to challenge authority. “Oh, Wise One,” he said at last, “how am I to do that?”
“Ah,” came the reply, “my job is solving the problem. The implementation is entirely up to you.”"
Forbes republished its annual “Most Miserable Cities” list. It looks at employment/unemployment, inflation, incomes and cost of living, crime, weather, commute times – a pretty good overview of things tied to living somewhere
BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data.
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