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Jean Marc Rommes
Catalyst • Facilitator • Coach • Business strategy • Customer experience • Performance management
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Film made by Jamie Stuart during the New York Blizzard earlier this week. Written, shot, edited, produced within 24 hours. Who said great stuff takes a lot of time? Best wishes, and instant inspiration, for 2011. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at The Long View
Security experts warned Thursday of a fast-spreading e-mail worm, the first large outbreak of this type in nearly a decade. The worm appears in e-mail messages with the subject “Here you have,” and contains what seems to be a link... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at The Long View
Solar eruption on 1 August 2010 Following a major solar storm on Sunday, some fallout may be seen from Earth, not just from the higher altitudes, but even lower down, in the shape of Auroras on 3 and/or 4 August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at The Long View
Image found on mootblog. At the heart of this post lies a simple idea. The idea that the complexity that envelops our lives today is an asset, and not a liability. And that it is up to us to seize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at The Long View
Although not everyone might agree, we live in exciting times at the tip of an exponential technology development curve. And we also live in the Middle Ages. Never in the human history has change happened so fast, so relentlessly and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at The Long View
via Strategy+business publishes a study on the third billion: women in emerging economies (after the first and second billion: China and India). The research considers that these roughly 870 million women will enter the mainstream economy by 2020. Some... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2010 at The Long View
Stuart Brand has written a remarkabe book. Whole Earth Discipline, An Ecopragmatist Manifesto. Footnotes and excerpts on a special website. It flies in the face of much conventional wisdom and deserves to be talked about at length.even better, read it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at The Long View
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Mar 15, 2010
Major demographic, economic and cultural changes are afoot. We all know it. But few have a more compelling way of presenting past and projected future evolutions than Hans Rosling. Here his prediction that Asia will overtake the West in 2048.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at The Long View
This blog, as some of you have duly noted, has been unduly silent. This is not because I lost interest, on the contrary. The idea of exploring what will happen to us over the long term, from a bird's perspective,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at The Long View
Thanks Mike; Article updated.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2010 on Mars Exploration - a bumpy ride at The Long View
What caught my attention this week: The Mediterranean as testing ground for future ecological systems (or absence thereof): Wired Magazine Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata - and the Maldives - under the sea by 2100? Times of India Long (re)-live Soviet Russia:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at The Long View
On 9 October 2009, the NASA LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) Impactor caused a stir in the dust of a lunar crater. Preliminary data indicate that water exists in a permanently shadowed lunar crater Cabeus near the Moon's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2009 at The Long View
Irony of the week: On Wednesday nobody knows Herman van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton. Now, Europe has a President and a Foreign Minister. The leading powers chose two Unknowns, yet by this choice alone, they generated so much media buzz... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2009 at The Long View
Unfriend: Oxford University Press (USA) word of the year. An unfriend is someone who you used to be your friend on a social networking site and who you no longer want in your network. Click of a button, and hop:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at The Long View
Screenshot from the Second Life homepage "One of the things that our grand-children will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real… in the future that will become literally impossible." (William Gibson, writer) That is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at The Long View
For the 20 year celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new one is being built. Only to be knocked over again. From the Mauerfall website: 2Since March 2009, youths in Berlin have been invited to take part... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2009 at The Long View
The UK Government posts an interactive map on global warming, showing the impact of a 4°C (7°F) rise in temperature on the following aspects of planetary life as well as the (hair raising) number of people affected in a set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2009 at The Long View
What caught my attention this week: Freedom of the press regresses (again) in France (43rd out of 175 countries listed - thank you dear Government), in Italy (49th, thanks to you too, Mr Berlusconi), and bizarrely in Luxembourg dropped from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2009 at The Long View
Since 1950 there have been about 40 national an international space missions to Mars. This graphic gives a graphical interpretation, complete with success and failure states. We just have to keep trying some more. Found on Flowing data. Origin of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at The Long View
Told in a double side-by-side video: the biblical version told in scientific language and vice versa. I particularly enjoyed the description of the 6-day creation process in 21st century industry standard language. A full version on the Duelity website, where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at The Long View
Does it ever happen to you to leave things to the last minute? Regularly? What does this do for you? This is not necessarily about procrastination. For some it's an adrenaline rush, others become more focused and effective in what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at The Long View
Hello Martin, Thank you for the additional point. You are absolutely right, yet it is like physical exercise: we tend to forget … when it is convenient. And to put a valid point into action: I had a look on your site and I will try mindparke for the iphone and let you know! Thanks, Jean Marc PS: