Would you, like George Clooney, trade places with Richard Branson?

Have you got what it takes to go your own way as an entrepreneur, build up your company and succeed? Or do you know anyone who has? How many CEOs do you know that employ people they cannot control that have a mind of their own? Could you turn yourself into a live advertisement? What new and interesting fields have you found where you could become a new Richard Branson? Or maybe you have a better concept for succeeding than he has? Are you, after reading Richard Branson’s advice, ready to trade places with him? Or will you opt for a less challenging way of succeeding? [...]

How Wagner helped Francis Coppola succeed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFTnFErJEu4 The power of music is immense, to put it mildly. And it has been used and abused throughout history. Music gave Francis Coppola an Oscar. What can it do for you? [...]

Vanity boosting prosperity and biodiversity?

The combination of the rapidly expanding global fashion and beauty industry and the internet is providing opportunities for developing countries. It enables them to use their creative talents and cultural heritages to create jobs and sell products that are environmentally responsible [...]

Shifting wealth of nations – what is overlooked

Needless to say the world is focusing on China and India due to its huge populations as well as rapidly rising economies and middle classes. Correct if you look at the amount of people. But by looking at the issue that way we overlook a very potent and prosperous group of people. [...]

Holiday Reading – James Bond to the rescue?

Sometimes when I read the news it seems like a script to a new James Bond movie. Dr No is at it again with a 300,000 strong cyberarmy whose only purpose is to get into other countries secret networks. And Blofeld, or maybe Goldfinger, is helping countries deceive their citizens as well as an entire continent. [...]

Are we addicted to safety?

Many Europeans are cushioned from conception to death. The side effect is that people believe the government will protect them against everything and stop thinking for themselves. If we don’t want a future society filled of people that have to be taken care of it’s time for governments and the European Union to step back and let people use their judgement about what’s safe and what’s not. [...]