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EU roots are in Prague

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

In the winter night the castle of Prague and St. Vitus cathedral are a lamp of pure light in the transparent air. The antennas of Tynska church transmit old prayers to sky. Vltava waters run quietly under Karlov bridge and brilliant Beethoven music diffuses out of Rudolfinum. And you go with your mind to Wallenstein […] Read more

Non possiamo non essere digitali

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

A circa vent’anni dalla “bolla Internet”, quando incontravi un amico e ti diceva che faceva un portale, e dal successivo flop di tante iniziative, non possiamo dirci ancora digitali in Italia. La resistenza al cambiamento è stata maggiore del previsto e il Paese è scivolato rapidamente agli ultimi posti tra quelli sviluppati e in corsa […] Read more

Sociocultural impact of the scientific change wave

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

Many newspapers and many journalists surf on the technological wave of change, but I would try to offer my opinions on that I would prefer to call scientific change wave. I am fed up of Technology, represented only in ICT or in Automation or in IOT terms: all these things are true, are coming, have […] Read more

Break up encirclement through Russian gate

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

USA-China encirclement of old Europe is the main geopolitical theme for the world in next 30 years. Chinese geopolitical approach develops both the Mackinder vision of heartland domination in Central Asia, and of Mahan about the maritime power, basis of Victorian globalisation UK driven and of USA maritime ring after the second world war. The […] Read more

Looking to World Change trhough Biennale Architecture Trend

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the rare moments to have the World cultural trend in Italy in front of you. More than painting Art, Architecture is a true synthesis of so many economic, social, fashion and of course design trend, that gives us a quite complete foto of reality and its change process in […] 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

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

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

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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