Category: change

  • Convenience

    I have been thinking about this word, convenience, for some time now. If years ago we used to talk about convenience, those conveniences that were achieved in the United States in the seventies, in Spain in the nineties and in Latin America are being achieved now, I believe that now it is time to talk about convenience rather than comfort. In other words, we are no longer pursuing...

  • Bicycle is the solution to pollution, stress and obesity

    We live in a world whose virtues are in turn its weaknesses but the bicycle can cure everything. Technology has made us productive, capitalism has made us competitive and the overproduction of goods and services has made us comfortable. But at the same time, productivity has demanded environmental sacrifices, we waste a lot of raw materials,...

  • Hacking education VIII: keeping the illusion alive

    At the age of six a child enters our educational system wanting to be an astronaut and leaves at the age of twenty-two wanting to be a civil servant. Why do we laminate their illusion? Why do we gradually turn them into little gray men? Why do we try to make them into something that has no place in the 21st century?

  • Hacking education I: creativity by default

    Thirty years ago, the prevailing dogma was that creativity was negative in itself, that creative people were annoying people who did not perform like the others, neither at school nor at work. We did not talk about learning or creating, but about studying or working. We identified professionalism with boredom. Today we know...

  • Initiative is neither created nor destroyed, it is only transformed. Initiative is the key to being competitive in the 21st century because it is no longer enough to comply at work, you have to be committed, because it is no longer enough to do things well, you have to go a step further...

  • Exclusion is just around the corner. Soon in your own building

    On these rainy and unpleasant days I can't get the people I see begging on the street out of my mind because they are just like you and me. A mortgage is a loan with real guarantees, that is, the house guarantees the repayment of the amount owed. When apartments depreciate who should...

  • Ferran Adriá's Bullipedia and content-based business models

    Yesterday I was lucky enough to see Ferrán Adriá live. As nobody is a prophet in his own land, Adriá is reviled by the Cainite half of Spain. The fact is that there is consensus to consider him the best chef in the world and one of the ten most innovative people on the planet. If we start looking for...

  • Innovate in business model, not in product

    Today we innovate more in business model than in product or service, we are designing the new paradigms of business management You do not know what the market wants but you can learn from it Testing is today faster and cheaper than ever. Fail and learn. Prototyping is back in fashion, the Industrial Revolution is in full swing....

  • StartupSpain VI. A spark in the ecosystem

    In this post I want to show, in broad strokes, what is our drawing of StartupSpain. A project with the body of a startup to help startups and that we hope to begin to materialize throughout the fall. The era of big public spending is over. Institutions and governments have to be cut back in order to reduce the...

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