Maslow’s pyramid of needs… as expressed by this photographer in Syria

I listened yesterday to a Western photographer, whose name has been kept secret out of concern for his safety and who has been working in the government-controlled part of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, give an interview on the BBC. In the … Continue reading

The future of journalism – interview with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO of the Global Editors Network

Minter Dialogue Episode #138 This interview is with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO and founder of the Global Editors Network, a non-profit association that brings together editors-in-chief and senior news executives from all platforms (print, digital, mobile or broadcast) around the common … Continue reading

“Rather draw than withdraw” IamCharlie

  My second contribution to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. #iamcharlie Iamcharlie To all the cartoonists who bring to life the issues and challenge of our daily existence. Here is my first one: “It’s a pen I want, not Le pen”

“It’s a pen I want, not Le pen” #JesuisCharlie

My artistic contribution following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. #JeSuisCharlie BTW The image of the boy on the right was derived from Calvin & Hobbes. See the Gawker story of its origin. The fountain pen is a gorgeous Classic Pens LB2 Kimono Daichi (from … Continue reading

Leo Bonanni – CEO and founder of SourceMap for greater supply chain transparency

Minter Dialogue Episode #104 This interview is with Dr Leo Bonanni, CEO and founder of Sourcemap, a social network and collaborative platform that essentially helps companies to map their supply chain around the world. In this conversation, we discuss the Sourcemap … Continue reading

President Hollande – There’s a Hole in your Trustworthiness

The latest scandal in France with President Hollande, regarding his First Lady-cum-Second-Girlfriend-cum-Three’s a Party, has brought to the forefront the divide between personal and professional life. In France, the refrain is frequent: what’s personal is private. It’s considered the French … Continue reading

Finger, Face and Phone… Privacy is going viral?

In the wake of the NSA/Prism revelations, it begins to become too big to ignore: everything is being or will be monitored.  Privacy is becoming a central issue of the internet and, by extension, should be a central concern for … Continue reading

What can brands learn from the 2012 US Presidential Elections – Obama, Romney or USA?

In search of sense (not cents) After living through the most expensive Presidential campaign in the history of the world (not just the US), one has to scratch one’s head about the state of the democratic process. A whopping $1.057 … Continue reading

Guest Post On Brian Solis’ Blog: The Age Of Transparency (in France)

For those of you not on my mailing list (please do sign up here if you enjoy my blog’s content), I recently had a guest article published on Brian Solis’ blog.*  This article, which analyzes the digital campaigns of the two … Continue reading

What does the Fortune Global 500 listing say about your country?

I read over the latest Fortune Global 500, released July 23, 2012, and wondered how people tend to read this issue.  Presumably, CEOs take immense pride by being part of this list.  But, for you and me and other regular Joe’s and … Continue reading