Is life all about « Win-Win »?

In every business school, students are being told about the prisoner’s dilemma and game theory. The principle is to study how two entities (two people or two organizations) behave together. With two kinds of outcome: either a conflict mode (the famous win/lose or lose/win) or a cooperative one (win-win). Let’s all win?!? Win-win is often…

Central Asian sibling

Your name is Shuhrat (« shu rat »), you come from the eastern part of a very eastern country, Uzbekistan. Why did you once decide to leave Uzbekistan? -Well, I didn’t leave my country! I’m just travelling and discovering the world. -Why chosing Poland, then? -I had friends studying in Poland. I found out they have good…

I’d rather Text than Talk!

« I’d rather text than talk » has been recorded many times by Sherry Turkle, is a specialist in sociology and psychology. In her last book,  Reclaiming Conversation, The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (2015), the MIT professor compares conversation vs communication. In a way, she uncovers an alarming question: will we all become sociopaths? Wikihow…

The ‘exit’ fever

The Financial Times issued today a warning from OECD so-called experts towards the Brexit fans, in other words telling the masses across the Channel: « think twice before making a decision that you may regret till the end of your life! » In the UK, as well as in many other countries, there’s a growing passion and…

Who wants more of this soup?

Not any kind of soup! A warming one, served during every new election campaign. Such a popular – even populist – dish is without borders. See in Europe. It just takes a few thousands of frustrated voters, a bunch of abused citizens, and…out comes the soup. Voilà! Feeling down? Demand a bowl! Recipe: start with…

Low cost snow, for sale!

First there was the polish plumber, a well-known threat for the Western Europe labour market, an unfair competitor from the East. Now time has come for the polish farmer, recycled as a « snow farmer« . According to local sources, this business would be very profitable, as snow falls for free. A great opportunity since a cold…