As many wonder if anything will be done to avoid another tragic train collision in Greece I can already answer this with certainty: nothing at all will change. How do I know? Because many Greeks still think we did “great” in the COVID pandemic! You can choose various metrics to measure how well a country… Continue reading Greece failed in the pandemic. And trains.
One tennis player just made fools of all of us
Did Novak Djokovic really contract COVID? A simple antibody blood test would tell us. But it won’t happen. Because we failed on a global scale to curtail forgeries and tricks that render pandemic controls meaningless. How easy is it to get fake proof that you have COVID? In most countries it is the same cost… Continue reading One tennis player just made fools of all of us
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?
The ring , the next President and the finest manager you have ever seen
It was just a Facebook ad for a ring. Contrary to doom and gloom tech naysayers, their algorithm is pretty bad. I very rarely even pay attention to Facebook ads. But this fitness monitoring ring had the endorsement of the NBA. That little familiar logo in combination with the indicator that it had hundreds of… Continue reading The ring , the next President and the finest manager you have ever seen
Greece using Covid19 to leapfrog ahead!
This is no conspiracy theory. The Greek government has convinced everybody that they are doing an admirable job handling the pandemic. Or to be honest, it was much easier than others. We have no economy. Sending everyone home when half the population isn’t working anyway (as civil servants) is no big decision. Taking an aggressive… Continue reading Greece using Covid19 to leapfrog ahead!
My prime minister and your president are a similar type of idiot-genius marketers
When Donald Trump became president I did a blog post about his similarities with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. I was of course mainly impressed with their marketing capabilities. The unorthodox way they gamed the political system to win. Some time down the line, it gets even worse. I am not sure if all… Continue reading My prime minister and your president are a similar type of idiot-genius marketers
The mythology of the Greek crisis
If you have any Greek friends you have probably heard the yarns. The terrible harsh measures imposed on Greece “for the banks”. Global capitalism eating up it’s children like Saturn and not a Zeus in sight to fight back. Even Alexis Tsipras, the communist trained youngster, couldn’t do a Hermes on them. He talked the… Continue reading The mythology of the Greek crisis
A horse designed by a European Committee
I take offence to the expression ‘a camel is a horse designed by a committee’. Camels are incredible animals, possibly ideally suited to the desert. They have been instrumental in thriving civilizations and commercial breakthroughs which changed mankind forever. A camel is in fact an animal no European committee could ever imagine. Someone would argue… Continue reading A horse designed by a European Committee
Were Greeks always easy to sway?
It is surprising that this trick worked. Greeks have always been more intelligent than barbarians. And Athenias even more so, they are the smartest of all Greeks. Yet Pisistratus the tyrant, got his position back with a very simple trick: he found a pretty and quite tall girl from the peasants and dressed as if… Continue reading Were Greeks always easy to sway?