Permanent Changes arising from the Economic Crisis

Changes? What Changes? The ongoing worldwide economic crisis has created many obvious changes in behaviour, mostly focused on the effects of reduced funds. Whether it is the fear that makes a salaried person “tighten” his or her budget or someone … Continue reading

Henri Meiresonne Presents the State of Recycling in Europe

Henrie Meiresonne, CEO of Fost Plus Belgium and newly appointed President of PRO Europe, gave a speech in Paris on June 22, 2009, regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Green Dot (“Grüne Punkt” or “point vert“) in France.  Here … Continue reading

Change Management – Cutting Dollars & Making Sense in Recession

In these times of recession, a change is certainly gonna come… For the companies feeling the hit (not referring to Sam Cooke), there is plenty of talk of cutting budgets and payroll (though much less of the latter in France). … Continue reading

Twitter: Global Village or Recessionista?

Twitter, it seems, is making mainstream headlines daily these days. Yesterday, the IHT featured on page 2, an article “A truth renewed online: It still takes a village,” which begins: “Twitter and Facebook are, OMG, so last millennium”. The article, … Continue reading

Luxury market on the decline in France — What deeper effects will occur?

Recession brings luxury down to earth…but what of the more urgent changes needed? The Herald Tribune ran a front page article entitled “A return to Values?” (15 Jan 2009) on the situation of the French luxury market.  What struck me … Continue reading

Market prices for metals and paper fall off the charts…

With falling market prices, what is to become of the recycling market?If it were not difficult enough to raise funds in the current economic conditions for sustainable development, market prices for aluminium, paper, plastic and steel have been falling through … Continue reading

This Crisis will bring a Paradigm Shift on the Internet

Crisis, What Crisis? Bring forth the Internet As we spin into the depths of this worldwide economic crisis, the opportunity for companies to move to more efficient, effective and measurable marketing activities online seems perfectly obvious, if not natural. The … Continue reading

INSEAD – Celebrating the 15 Year Reunion (2008)

15 YEARS LATER : MY 15-YEAR REUNION AT INSEAD I have just completed my 15-year reunion at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. There were some 59 fellow classmates (out of about 205) who came in from 16 countries (3 came from Australia). … Continue reading