Category archives: Business

Take the fastest way please – tengo prisa

Heading to Mobile World Congress this morning I jumped into a taxi, thinking it would be the fastest way to get to Fira Gran Via congress area. Big mistake! I heard the driver’s 2-way radio saying in Spanish that the traffic jams were spread across all the major streets in Barcelona. At the same [...]

Mobile retail – a one stop shop?

Bridging the gap between online and physical stores seems to be a challenge that everyone in retail is talking about. Studies have shown that the use of mobile as a platform for viewing and purchasing retail products is still growing, however, there is much more to mobile retail than a simple extension of the online [...]

Winning with partners

To enable greater collaboration, global and local regulations need to be aligned so that partnering players of the eco-chain can actually provide a seamless service.

It’s all about the consumer market. Or is it?

Day two is coming to an end. It is hard to ignore the fact that a lot of the buzz coming out of Mobile World Congress has a to do with new smart devices and apps that embrace new trends (and who will buy them).

We are in the midst of transformation

At 7 am it was already a long line outside the main entrance of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Despite the spring feeling Barcelona had given us the day before, it was clear that people were starting to feel a bit chilly. They had been there for a while already. Finally the doors were open, [...]

Mobile World Congress: the greatest show on Earth

Mobile World Congress 2014. Taste that combination of words: Mobile – World – Congress – 2014. “Mobile,” as in the devices we’re all carrying around and the services we increasingly depend on for business and pleasure. “World,” as in the entire industry coming together to show progress and new ideas in the Networked Society. “Congress,” [...]

It’s working life, Jim, but not as we know it

I have been writing recently about the changes happening in working life and the challenges that both employers and employees will face going forward into the Networked Society.

Finding your productivity sweet spot – at home and at work

For many people, the latte-paced economy is a reality. Managing a work-life balance today is about combining work at home and in the office. And as the workforce becomes even more mobile, this model will change even further. So what can we learn from global road warriors who fly more often than they take the [...]

Living in a working environment: what does the future hold?

The office as a concept did not exist before there was need for big companies to orchestrate mass production after the inventions of the industrial revolution. Like all concepts they always live long after the reasons they came to be have disappeared.

How fast is our world becoming obsolete?

Nowadays change doesn’t occur over a lifetime or even over years but rather months. Today if you complete a computer science degree, what you learned in your first year of study is obsolete by year 3. And this is not only a problem for individuals but for business too.