Social networks, innovation, and marketing for disaster risk reduction

The above photo was taken at the exhibition space in Cern which has various displays explaining the the origins of the universe. It’s also a poignant question because it helps us: 1) understand where we’re from, and, importantly, 2) gives a starting point to know or define where we’re going. This was what twenty one … Continue reading Social networks, innovation, and marketing for disaster risk reduction

Parka Hunt: The search is on!

I’m spending today and tomorrow in a training session by facilitators from the Geneva Communications Network on using social media for work. Yes, if you can believe it – the communications channels we use nowadays and on a daily basis is something still foreign in how it can be used in professional/work environments. Today’s session … Continue reading Parka Hunt: The search is on!

Can we learn something from Eurovision?

There’s this European contest that’s been going on for the last 50 years or so… Have you heard of it? It’s called the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place this year in the Central Asian country ofAzerbaijan and the finals were broadcasted live last week, with Sweden taking home the sweeet prize and prestige! It’s … Continue reading Can we learn something from Eurovision?

The curvature of life

A fisheye lens is a weird thing. It gives a very different perspective to a photo. While it’s requires a bit of adjustment to use (i.e. like shooting in black and white), the feeling you get from the photo is something extraordinary (i.e. like black and white photos). Maybe it’s because of the 180 degree … Continue reading The curvature of life

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2011? That means it’ll be six months since I first landed in a still balmy Geneva spring morning. Where does the time go? Speaking of time, how long does it take to make friends and build a social network? Of course there’s the online … Continue reading What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.