The birth of the true Innovation PDF Print E-mail

As the economist and political scientist Joseph Schumpeter once stated, “the majority of economists…are ready enough to admit its [ideologies] presence, but like Marx, they find it only in others and never in themselves. They do not admit that it is an inescapable curse and vitiates economics to its core.”

Thinking in that direction isn't it that also the core of innovation?

Overchoice kills Choice. We can change that PDF Print E-mail

When we speak about the Overchoice as a threat, because
…consumers may prefer not to choose anything or they just can't
…consumers may want somebody else to choose for them
…consumers may make worse choices
...consumers doesn't understand their options

we undoubtedly face the importance of
A) being their advisers or

B) to create them a secure environment of peer advice, empowering them to demonstrate that They (and not anybody else) made their (right) choice.

Solution: location-based services + social networks + mobile

What do you think?

Surveillance through usage of new public goods PDF Print E-mail

1 in every 5 minutes of time online is now being spent on social networking sites, up from a mere 6% in early 2007, shows the 2011 report of comScore.

The sites reach 82% of the world’s internet-using population or about 1.2 billion people in total. If you ask yourselves what is the common in between these well known sites, you will guess it immediately – all of them are free to join. Although they might offer paid premium services, their core is in the offering of free participation to everyone across the globe who wants to join (doesn’t necessarily mean that he could join due to geopolitical restrictions like in China!) in an open-end network. Of course, these networks are controlled by companies and they are the ones to determine the main rules for participation. And as private sector thinkers they are lead by their main interest: capital accumulation.

The Information Society in Bulgaria PDF Print E-mail

In the following publication I’ll try to examine the developments of the Bulgarian society in the years around the country’s accession in the EU, and the last years 2010-2011. I’ll interpret various indexes for the Information Society theme, provided by the statistical office of the EU – Eurostat and others, and compare them with my personal observations.

The fact that the EC services have selected around 60 indicators illustrates that the term Information Society no matter for Bulgaria only, Europe or in general has various dimensions and different definitions. In order to improve the understanding about the specifics of the current state of being or not being in the definition of information society, I’ll explore few of them. However, it is important to be noticed that not always the statistical indexes could measure the reality. Hence, I’ll critically reflect over their various dimensions showing the interrelations and differences by the various perspectives similarly to approach, undertaken by Webster within the framework of vision of the Castells’ network society. The individuals building the introduced percentage rates are aged 16 to 74 if not stated otherwise.

An innovation model to turn the problem in a solution PDF Print E-mail

An innovation is reaching the expectations for a change demanded by the society regarding the features of a product, service or a whole realm. A radical innovation is going beyond the criteria of expectations and creating new criteria to define what is new. Innovation is not a discrete unit. It is not a one-time success, which was completely unexpected.


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