KOREA RINASCIMENTO: A GEOPOLITICAL WAKE UP.

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

What’s the secret to a new Rinascimento of an old country with a so glorious past, but out of the major actors of the world for three century? This question is also the most important for Italy in the last thirty years disappearing from the stage spotlights. Very mysterious as the development key factors of […] Read more

CLASSICAL GEOPOLITIC APPROACH WINNING OVER MODERN ONE?

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Classical Geopolitics means a deep root in geography and  basic resources analysis of an area. Modern one, generally from American schools, means more fragmented analysis based on many different parameters beyond geography, mostly energetic, environmental, demographic, socio-economical. Like in the Economy field, American more analytical approach forgot the basic principles of the theory, the original […] Read more

GEOPOLITICAL FRACTURES IN BALTIC STRATEGIC AREA

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Seven centuries after the battle of iced Peipus lake between Estonia and Russia(1242),where Alexander Nevskij led to victory Russian tribes against Teutonic Order, let’s go to resume main geopolitical fractures in this Baltic area, so strategical for Europe. In the last fifteen years Baltic area development has been very impressive. Not only in the northern […] Read more

Imprese e Millennials

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

FARE COSE DA SOLI FUORI DALL’ORGANIZZAZIONE E FARE COSE CON GLI ALTRI DENTRO L’ORGANIZZAZIONE  E’ molto diverso navigare e fare cose nel web da soli ed invece lavorare con gli altri entro strade ovvero, entro processi organizzativi definiti dalle organizzazioni. Nei primi anni duemila (fra il 2002 ed il 2005) quando insegnavo nella facoltà d’Ingegneria […] Read more

Chinese Maritime Rimland

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

One hundred and twenty years ago Alfred Thayer Maham, teacher in US Naval War school in Newport, displayed a complete maritime strategy for USA, imitating UK policy under Victoria Queen, for dominating the world through the sea control and a ring of naval basis along islands and countries all around the Heartland of Mackinder, theory […] Read more

RITORNO A SANDEFJORD (45 anni dopo)

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

L’hotel è lo stesso, Scandic in riva al fiordo, il ristorante è lo stesso, le sale riunione le stesse, la colazione top in Norvegia la stessa, solo dormo in un’ala nuova da cui vedo il traghetto con Oslo con cui ero arrivato nel 1972. Sono sempre affascinato dai mille bivi della vita, da cosa poteva […] Read more

AMERICAN POLICY RISK TO LEAVE HEARTLAND TO CHINA

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

In July I discussed the coherence of Russian foreign politics with the basic Geopolitical concept of Mackinder about Heartland in Eurasia. Today I want to continue according to this category, discussing  American politic in Asia, which clearly forgot Mackinder. First of all we are very far from the beautiful Nixon-Kissinger initiatives in Egypt and China […] Read more

BIG DATA BIG PERSPECTIVES

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in management

One of the major problems with technological change in Western World is communication style and consequential perceptions by people. Generally speaking you can measure a sense of fear and frustration toward new technologies, fear for unemployment, frustration because new difficult things to understand that will change my life and I can’t do nothing. In Asia, […] Read more

LOOKING AT GLOBALIZATION FROM VENICE BIENNALE

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

Biennale (every two years) is the periodical review of the status of contemporary art in the world by nation, hosted in beautiful pavilions builded in the thirties in Venice and in the big site of Arsenale a shipyard of 1700 having at the time 20000 workers for building and maintenance of Venice fleet. Pavilions are […] Read more

INDUSTRY 4.0, COMPETENCIES 1.0.

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in management

Industry 4.0 is before all a re-definition of industrial automation along three strategic policies: total integrated automation (robotics,AI,automated processes, IOT) development of business analytics to better exploit big data (learning machines) new human-machine interfaces (augmented reality and touch interfaces) The same name in Italy has been given to the fiscal incentives package based on accelerated […] Read more

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