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

Notwithstanding European Logistics, China is coming

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Logistica

OBOR, One Belt One Road, is now renamed BRI, Belt Road Initiative, for a better explanation to Western world, but it remains THE PLAN which our and next generations will refer to as a corner stone in world development. After the second world war Europe remembers the Marshall plan, to rebuild countries and their infrastructures […] Read more

Geopolitical Coherence of Russian Strategy

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Halford John Mackinder introduced in 1904 the pillar of modern Geopolitic, presenting in its paper  “The Geographical Pivot of History” the concept of “heartland”, the large Central Asia space included from Artic Sea to Tibet, from Bering passage to Central Europe. After defining the economic, logistic, geographical configuration and their enormous potential for the dominant […] Read more

GLOBAL STRATEGIC MODELS AND LOCAL CULTURES

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in management

The recommendation to be GLOCAL very frequently used in the last century, has been not too often applied in management. Managerial schools insist on Global Strategic Models, generally coming out of USA culture and easily diffused in the Anglo-sphere, but with the reshuffling process of power balance in the world, also these basic paradigms must […] Read more

Reengineering Italy

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

It’s time to think, it’s time to be prepositive, it’s time to reengineering Italian economy, but also its culture. instead of the continuous political chatting without any content except power, power, power, it’s time to apply seriously to an effort of reengineering Italian economy, particularly the structure of industrial economy. From one side we have […] Read more

ITALIAN ABSENCE

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

First time it happened to me in Turkey, during a vacation maybe in 1975. I was sitting in a small open air cinema of a village along the coast, news were passing on the screen about Cyprus crisis, and a young man sitting near asked to me “What is Italy thinking about Cyprus situation?” I […] Read more

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