No, I’m not burning alive: What you need to know about Greek wildfires

Me and the media. They are looking for a dramatic shot and I am looking for trouble trying to persuade them to be more accurate in their reports

We have a lot of forest. Since the second world war Greece’s forest coverage has increased. I remember the first time I went walking in England with an Ordnance Survey map how shocked I was that every single tree was on the map. This would be impossible in Greece, we have a lot of wild… Continue reading No, I’m not burning alive: What you need to know about Greek wildfires

The Greek Freak is killing the NBA: how a wonderful person is in conflict with an organization’s core values and audience expectations

“…so ….efficient!”  The sportscaster was struggling to find the right words after the Bucks won the championship.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had some pretty impressive stats.  But other than a few blocks was he spectacular?  No, of course not.  He never is.  Despite his unique physical gifts, the man can’t even make a cool dunk.  Unless you… Continue reading The Greek Freak is killing the NBA: how a wonderful person is in conflict with an organization’s core values and audience expectations

You are all wrong about Google. 2-5 years wrong.

It is fascinating to watch the media, analysts or financial whiz kids try to explain how and why Google does anything. How they enjoy the “failures” or run through the “threats” to the company. “Google just can’t seem to get it together in messaging apps” writes one guru. “Privacy issues could damage its advertising revenue”… Continue reading You are all wrong about Google. 2-5 years wrong.

How many people have cheated their way to the vaccine?

The answer to this question is much more complicated than it seems. In fact despite its dreadful toll in human lives and economies, the pandemic is a wonderful opportunity to see societies, governments and well, all organized systems in our world, tested. Capitalism or globalization or whatever you want to call it was already in… Continue reading How many people have cheated their way to the vaccine?

Who gives a sh*t management advice

It is now almost a week without power, thankfully water is back on.  As usual on TV and social media everyone is playing the blame game.  And you know you can’t win.  As different types of information flies around, the complexity is overwhelming and usually nothing changes.  In any organization, family or simple task where… Continue reading Who gives a sh*t management advice

No serious user (let alone a company) should trust Apple silicon, here’s why

Let me explain how the tech world works for Intel.  It isn’t that they made “a wrong decision” or “were late embracing new materials” or whatever journalists wrote recently under the influence of the Apple marketing machine.  Sure, we all would have loved a David and Goliath story, or something truly exciting and revolutionary in… Continue reading No serious user (let alone a company) should trust Apple silicon, here’s why