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Follow your bliss!

This is a book review on “The Power of Myth”, which I finished reading a couple of weeks ago, enjoyed it immensely and therefore, I highly recommend it. If you are somewhat familiar with diverse topics such as: history, the Greeks, cultures of antiquity, philosophy, western religions, eastern thought, the Bible, literature, poetry, Read moreRead more


Find your mojo!

Jujitsu-ing Reality

Sometimes, we feel pretty down or even depressed with our lives. After all, we are only human, no? But then some outstanding human being like Scott Lew comes along and puts our existence into perspective. But don’t just take my word for it… Read moreRead more


Space Ho­tels, LTD —Part 2

Business Case Post-Analysis

Obvi­ous­ly, this is a hy­po­thet­i­cal case study. The sto­ry may be sim­ple, but it il­lus­trates those crit­i­cal is­sues that are at the cen­ter of the mod­ern-day-or­ga­ni­za­tion­al co­nun­drum. To name a few:

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Space Ho­tels, LTD —Part 1

A Fictional Business Case Study

Space Ho­tels, LTD. (SHL) was the num­ber two ho­tel chain in the coun­try. How­ev­er num­ber three and num­ber four were al­ways at its heels, try­ing to knock it down from its 2nd place. In oth­er words the com­pe­ti­tion was some­thing fierce.

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The Power of Myth

Although I am currently reading “The Power of Myth”, which is essentially the transcripts from the outstanding 1988 PBS six-chapter TV series, in which famed journalist Bill Moyers interviews, mythologist Joseph Campbell, this will not be a book review. Instead, Campbell makes a savvy case as to why marriages fail, today. Read moreRead more


Down with Love

At 6.2 rating in IMDB, the 2003 film “Down with Love” doesn’t have high enough rating. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it thoroughly. It’s funny, witty and to great extent, and contrary to some of the more staunch criticisms I’ve seen, it is good old fun. Read moreRead more


Paradox of Leadership

In 2009 I wrote a letter to an old friend about a question he asked, several years earlier, during Thanksgiving dinner. It was a strange question in that it was quite simple. And at first, I didn’t think too much of it. But as it turns out, it was a life changing one, for me. This led me to the interesting field of Collective Intelligence.
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Hannah Intrepid Wayúu

Hannah — Author’s Interview (podcast)

Kate Allison interviews Balam Abello on his recently published book, “Hannah Intrepid Wayúu”, an illustrated romantic adventure novel. You can listen to it via a podcast or read the full transcripts from this in-depth phone interview, which runs about 18 minutes long.
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Michael Ende

MOMO or The Men in Gray

MOMO, also called The Men in Gray, is a fantasy novel by Michael Ende, published in 1973. At first, one might be tempted to think that this is a children’s book. And to be fair, it is quite appropriate reading for children; say from 12 years on up… Read moreRead more


On Post-Capitalism

What lies ahead be­yond Cap­i­tal­ism? How will this come about? Is there a sim­ple uni­fy­ing the­o­ry which we, mere mor­tals, can un­der­stand? It is pos­si­ble that no such the­o­ry will ev­er ex­ist per­haps be­cause the sub­ject is too com­plex. It is al­so like­ly that… Read moreRead more


Build an Enterprise Wiki

Wikis have been around for over a decade. Dur­ing this time they have proven to be an ex­treme­ly use­ful tool for many or­ga­ni­za­tions and the in­ter­net at large. Wikipedia.​org is one of the top ten web­sites and the poster child of what a suc­cess­ful wi­ki should be. Read moreRead more

Hannah Intrepid Wayúu

Hannah — Free book poster

Hannah Intrepid Wayúu —A Novel

She was not a loner either. On the contrary, she was already showing signs of leadership, when she carefully selected, her own clique of friends. Like Hannah, her friends were nonconformists… Read moreRead more