05/17/2009

A Belgian essay by Alain Maskens to be (re)read

monoALAIN MASKENS, Monoflamands et monowallons ? Errances et dangers des idéologies mono-identitaires, La longue vue, Paris-Bruxelles, 2000.

Comment les carences institutionnelles du fédéralisme belge et les conséquences désastreuses du découpage régional du pays en fonction du seul critère linguistique ont abouti au cloisonnement systématique entre les Communautés flamande et wallonne.

ALAIN MASKENS : Mono-Vlamingen en Mono-Walen ? Dwaalwegen en gevaren van mono-identitaire ideologieën, Ockeghem, Brussel, 2000.

On-line on Black Orchid Productions

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05/10/2009

Getyoo at Pecha Kucha, Thursday May 14, 2009 20:00

GetyooPecha Kucha, which is Japanese for the sound of conversation, is a series of show-and-tell evenings for designers, architects, artists and creatives, started by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003. 

Since then, groups have sprung up in cities across the world (over 120 so far) and adopted the Pecha Kucha format: each presenter has 20 slides which are displayed for 20 seconds each.

Pecha Kucha taps into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown. With the 20x20 format, presentations are concise, the interest level goes up, and more people get the chance to show their ideas.

The Brussels format includes designers, architects, artists, scientists, fashion designers, photographers, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs. It is launched and organised by Alok Nandi, Architempo, as part of {creativity*conversation}.

Getyoo is a young start-up willing speed up social and business exchanges through an easy-to-use tool.

Pecha Kucha Brussels Vol.08
Claridge, Chaussée de Louvain 24 Leuvensestwg, 1210 Brussels

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05/05/2009

Six Questions To Determine If Your New Idea Is A Real Business

[...] Make sure your new inspiration will pay the electric bill [...] 

Posted by Melanie Lindner on Forbes.com 

  1. Do You Have A Compelling Value Proposition ?
  2. Is There A Viable Market For Your Product Or Service ?
  3. Can You Cover Your (Honest-To-Goodness) Development Costs ?
  4. Can You Reach Your Target Market In A Cost-Efficient Way ?
  5. Can You Sustain A Competitive Advantage ?
  6. Are You Committed Enough ?

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