Startup Mindset

In today’s volatile global market, it is quite challenging to sit back and enjoy stability, as rapid changes are increasingly part and parcel of doing business and being flexible and agile is essential to keep up with the flow. For companies these ever-changing business conditions mean both risks and opportunities, in terms of moving operations…

Not every country is equally corrupt

A couple of weeks ago, one regular reader of this blog sent me an e-mail. He had been looking for commentaries about corruption in Africa, and he couldn’t find that many. “Why so?” was his question. And my answer: “You're right in that I don't talk much about corruption in my blog. The reason is…
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Populisms (III): What Can We Do?

We’ve reviewed what the experts say about populism. Not all of it is applicable in every situation, nor does every populist movement encompass the exact same characteristics. Nonetheless, populism remains dormant and, to the extent that it denotes a breakdown in the liberal democratic model, it isn’t likely to disappear any time soon. It could…

Yinchuan: What Makes a City Smart?

Following-up on our latest blog entry about the TM Forum Smart City InFocus conference, this post is going to focus on the host city of the event: Yinchuan. Yinchuan is a city in the northwest of China with a population of about 2 million people, which has been selected as a pilot city to become a…
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