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…

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…