Entries by AxelS

Monaco Yacht Show — The worlds most prestigious

No question, Monaco hosts the most prestigious yacht show in the world. And being a “yachty” myself it is obviously the perfect match and pleasure to combine my social media business and this outstanding event. We will starting share impressions, moments, interesting exhibitions as well as trends and many other aspects over the next few […]

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Yes, No Question

Take five chimpanzees. Put them in a big cage. Suspend some bananas from the roof of the cage and provide the chimpanzees with a stepladder. NOW – add a proximity detector, so that when a chimp goes near the banana, a water hose opens and the whole cage is thoroughly soaked. Soon, the chimps learn […]

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World Population Day

Today – July 12 – is world population day I was thinking the other day about the growth of our population and what it really means. How can we deal with it and how far can we grow? I did the math: If we would take the space of the entire US and populate it […]

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2020 and beyond

I was recently asked by members of the European Commission about my thoughts when looking beyond 2020. And since I love thinking about long term development, I felt I should share, at least an extract, publicly. 2020 and beyond Going beyond 2020 I see three plus one major developments. Two are already quite apparent one […]

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Bucket List with no end

There are people who live to fulfill their bucket list – I live to keep adding to it :) My Bucket list part 1 (Done) Ski down at least 5 different black slopes in the Alps Build my own house Own a Yacht Write a book Plant a tree Have kids See them do what […]

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Social Presence Management

When you start your social media engagement you probably start on LinkedIn or Facebook. You explore Twitter and maybe have already an account on YoutTube or Flickr. As you get connected with people you hear about Foursquare, Yelp and Google+, maybe SlideShare and Quora. Others introduce you to LonkedIn Groups or Facebook group, maybe Focus […]

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The Social Capital

Empire Avenue has become very popular just recently. It’s a game that plays on ‘social capital’. It allows you to trade based on social capital by buying and selling shares of friends that are active in the social web.  The ‘market value’ or connection score of players is determined by the value they’re contributing to […]

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50% off for everybody stupid

Black Friday starts and people get in lines for hours, trample other to death and buy stuff they don’t need – all because they believe they get a deal of a life time. ‎50% off has many meanings: 1) That shop is ripping you off the rest of the year 2) It was produced to […]

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ASP – MSP – SaaS – Cloud Reloaded

In the 80’s people discussed replacing Mainframes with PCs. It didn’t happen – now 30 years later the mainframe business is as vital as it was in the 80’s. In the 2000 people talked about replacing on premise applications with SaaS. 10 years later it didn’t happen. While the ASP/MSP/SaaS/Cloud industry has nicely grown to […]

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The next facebook

Facebook will become the next Google which is the next Microsoft. Microsoft never innovated any product. Windows was innovated by Xerox PARC, and so was the mouse. Word was invented by Wordstar and Excel like PowerPoint was acquired. Google didn’t invent anything anything either but built the most robust business model of advertising distribution, displacing […]

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When the social media bubble burst

Dick Lee asked recently in LinkedIn: “We rarely see people as enthused as they are over social media. Among those recent rare times are: when the high-tech balloon popped; at the height of the housing bubble; just before the market crashed; and when Sarah Palin was nominated for VP. Hey, exuberance can be headiest just […]

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