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The power of technology

Checking the latest news, watching YouTube, reading the works of many authors, chatting with dozens of people around the world, playing my favorite videogames in my free time, and reading hacking manuals on the web. These were part of my daily life activities a couple of years ago. I was the social media consultant for a stock exchange firm and my career was growing very fast after launching a startup and creating other business units for developing Iphone apps. However, a key element of my life lacked in that moment; I felt I was having success in my career, but I was always asked myself if I abandoned my vision due to the technicalities of daily life. Until one day, […]

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From Knowledge Economy to Wellbeing Entrepreneurial Society

We need to start asking ourselves if we really want to change ‘economic growth’ as our main measurement as a global society, because if we don’t “actually” commit ourselves to transform the world from a “Knowledge economy” on which every one of its citizens is considered an “asset” then we should not need to change it all, we should continue our model on which every country is “training” its citizens to contribute to the economy. If we continue this path the levels of inequality will continue to rise, the difference between the richest and poorest will increase, and in some decades that could lead to some scenarios of dystopia such as the “government” showed in the Hunger Games on which […]

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In Search of the Lifelong Learning Leader

People around the world are increasingly discontent with globalization because it has not extended the benefits to everyone. But, as professor Klaus Schwab, founder of The World Economic Forum said: “The problem that we have is not globalization. The problem is a lack of global governance, a lack of means to address global issues.” This governance is related to how our leaders approach solutions for problems that arise. Globalization has brought new leadership structures that focus on efficiency and serving the purpose of the organization mission.

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Creating a world in Post capitalism

Every year dozens of books in how to become a millionaire reach the top of New York Times bestseller list. This phenomenon of “unlocking the secrets of the richest” has become a trend since the 1980s and each time a financial crisis occurs, more people try to find the formula to get out of poverty. This behavior is the product of our imaginary of a society of “Being rich and. Therefore, happy”, part of the “American dream”, fueled by Hollywood movies and nurtured by capitalism.

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The World Universal Basic Income

The idea of a basic income has been in debate for two centuries and only until the year 1970 it was tested during five years in an 8.000 inhabitants population in Manitoba, Canada with significant results regarding better health and economic opportunities for the participants. In other parts of the world such as Namibia in Africa, the project of a 13 USD/citizen/month for all the 7.000 citizens of Otjivero is considered the first step towards poverty free place. This project has a substantive analysis by Prof  Robert-Jan Van der Veen and is currently being proposed in different cities of the Netherlands to test applicability. The Universal Basic Income consist in giving all the citizens of a particular place a monthly […]

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Creating the world beyond Californication

“If you want these kinds of dreams is Californication.” The popular song of the group Red Hot Chili Peppers it is calling to understand how the culture of California has extended to all the world and has changed our perceptions. The engine of California’s economy is “Silicon Valley” and all the companies, ideas, and concepts are the ones who have replaced the Eurocentrism of past centuries. The “Uberization of the economy”, creating new interfaces between a service and the users through a smartphone application (as Uber is doing it) is a stepping stone into this trend that extends a trap into different possibilities.

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Automatization to the service of the citizens

Even though is pretty nice to take a photo, upload it and then immediately share it on Snapchat to get dozens of comments from friends and family all over the world or to have the possibility to listen to your favorite artist in the road home using Spotify. These two companies with a valuation comparable to the GDP of Uganda does not contribute to a better life; neither is good for any government to fund this types of initiatives.

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