American loser

For over 40 years, the United States of America have shown a sad face to the rest of the world: a super power that lost its actual strength. Hard to forget the terrible military venture in Viet-Nam, between 1955 and 1975. Unable to fight guerillas on the field. Unable, despite chemical weapons and numerous troops,…

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…

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…

Keynotes: High masses of our time?

Keynotes have become, thanks to a global buzz effect, a symbol of our time! A highly codified exercise, mixing a cool outfit (no tie needed) and a selected vocabulary. Steve Jobs seems to have been a pionneer in terms of business presentations, incorporating technology for everyone and a feeling of sharing good news from an unavoidable…

A conflict multiplier

The mass media often play with our senses, spreading headlines about conflicts all over the world. Playing with fear and anxiety, curiosity and envy. Conflicts are depicted like a daily show, with weapons and blood, with casualties and pain. All conflicts are depicted in a very simple way, as if we were children, as if…

Winter sports, gentrified

Winter sports! Every year it’s the same procession of tourists to the mountains… But in 2015, some people faced record beating traffic-jams on their way to ski resorts. Like 10 hours from Lyon to Savoy, that is to say an average of 20kph, not to mention pollution and stress. Winter sports supposedly started in Megève, France, further to reserved attempts…