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Le Must-Read by Boostzone - April 2013


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  1. 1. Bilingual document (US, FR)© Boostzone Institute 2013Monthly quote“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does withwhat happens to him.”Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), English writerContact: terry.zimmer@boostzone.frWhy this review ?This is your monthly Must-Read on the future of management and the world of work.The «perfect storm» which shaped evolution of the world of work - generated by sea changesin technologies, economy, society, governance in all its forms - is forcing Management tochange.In order not to be submerged, the manager has to be «augmented», he has to use andmaster new tools and new knowledge at his disposal. All executives face this challenge.This review is our way to help you. It delivers to you the summary of the best articles wefound during the last month on these changes. The Boostzone Institute aims to becomeyour reference «curator», ie to select and enhance the information for you.Therefore any comment helping us to improve it is more than welcome.N°27April2013Customized competitive intelligence on demandSocialTopics forthe Augmented ManagerManagement (R)evolutionTowards Augmented ManagerEconomicGovernanceTechnology FuturesDemographic ChangesResources OptimizationMore Notable LinksParadigm ChangesP.2P.2P.3P.3P.4P.4P.5P.5P.6&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t READLe “Must-Read”The Review of the Future of ManagementSign up to receivethis free reviewArticle of the month about Women in Management
  2. 2. © Boostzone Institute 20132* Click on the titles to view the documentsLe “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t RE ADN°27 - April 2013To get more hours out of your day,look at something awesomeQuartz, Susan H. Greenberg, April 15, 2013“If you’re feeling pressed for time, you’re not alone.Surveys show most working Americans feel that way.But what if there were a way to expand those preciousminutes and hours? Research suggests there may beone: Elicit a sense of awe.”Handwritten notes are a rare commodity.They’re also more important than everHarvard Business Review, John Coleman, April 5, 2013“It may seem nostalgic, but I still believe there’s room forthe handwritten note in personal and professional com-munication. They cost something, mean something,and have permanence in a way emails and text mes-sages don’t. They let the people in our lives know weappreciate them enough to do something as archaic aspausing for 15 minutes to put pen to paper in an attemptto connect and sustain a relationship with them.”Does your agency have a 200-yearstrategic plan?Government Executive, John Kamensky, April 15, 2013“Does it make any sense for the government to thinklong term? NASA developed a 200-year strategic plan,at one point. They engaged futurists and science fictionwriters to help develop a plan for interplanetary explora-tion. Maybe it makes sense for NASA, but what aboutother agencies?”Corporate reporting needs a rebootHarvard Business Review, Paul Druckman April 17, 2013“The common thread is that today’s model of capitalismoveremphasizes short-term financial data and neglectsinformation that gets at the true sources of sustainablevalue creation — things like innovation, brand equity,customer loyalty, and key stakeholder relationships.Corporate reporting today emphasizes compliance,boilerplate and legalese. As a result, we have a mas-sive glut of filings, press releases, analyst reports andarticles focused on financial data.”Management (R)evolutionToward Augmented ManagerThe modern female eunuchThe Atlantic, Kirsten Kukula & Richard WassersugApril 1, 2013“In the modern world the most empowered negotiatoron the planet is the U.S. Secretary of State. It may bemore than a coincidence that three of the four most re-cent individuals to occupy that role have been women:Madeleine Albright; Condoleeza Rice; and Hillary Clin-ton. These women have filled a post that would havecommonly been held by eunuchs in the Byzantine, Ot-toman, and Chinese empires.”Selon Gartner, seuls 10 % des déploiementsde réseaux sociaux sont réussisLe Monde Informatique, Jean Elyan avec IDG NS3 avril 2013« Selon la société d’études Gartner, alors que les tech-nologies de réseautage social sont employées par 70% des entreprises, seuls 10 % parviennent à les utilisercorrectement, la plupart ayant plus une approche « jelivre et je prie pour que tout se passe bien ».Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  3. 3. © Boostzone Institute 20133Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demandeBasic Income, a new human rightBasic Income Europe, You Tube Video, March 28, 2013“Basic income or citizen’s income is a proposed systemof social security that regularly provides each citizenwith a sum of money unconditionally. In contrast toincome redistribution between nations themselves, thephrase basic income defines payments to individualsrather than households, groups, or nations, in order toprovide for individual basic human needs. Except for ci-tizenship, a basic income is entirely unconditional. Fur-thermore, there is no means test or impact as a result ofother income; the richest as well as the poorest citizenswould receive it.”Mathematicians predict the future withdata from the pastWired, Klint Finley, April 10, 2013“Turchin — a professor at the University of Connecticut— is the driving force behind a field called“cliodynamics,” where scientists and mathematiciansanalyze history in the hopes of finding patterns they canthen use to predict the future. It’s named after Clio, theGreek muse of history.”La rigueur due à… une erreur sur Excel ?Europe 1, Gaétan Supertino avec agences, 18 avril 2013« Une querelle entre économistes de renom fait ragedepuis une semaine au sujet d’une influente étudepubliée en 2010. Signée Carmen Reinhart et KennethRogoff, économistes de Harvard les plus fréquemmentcitées par les partisans de l’austérité aux États-Unis,en Grande-Bretagne et dans l’Union européenne, ellese serait en réalité construite sur une erreur de calculet une mauvaise utilisation du célèbre tableur. On vousexplique. »Bitcoin is just the poster currency for agrowing movement of alternative tenderQuartz, Scott Smith, April 10, 2013“Bitcoin has jumped from a technical curiosity to“mainstream” financial news. It has become an objectof economic escapism—but the kind you can’t escapefrom. Whether it continues to grow as a phenomenonhas yet to be seen, but the underlying curiosity tells usthat there is growing skepticism about global financialsystems’ long-term viability, and a correlated grassrootsinterest in returning to smaller scale, offline, more local-ly-focused systems of exchange.”Economic Paradigm ChangesSocial Paradigm Changes* Click on the titles to view the documentsLe “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t RE ADN°27 - April 2013China local authority debt ‘out of control’CNN, Simon Rabinovitch, April 17, 2013“A senior Chinese auditor has warned that local govern-ment debt is «out of control» and could spark a biggerfinancial crisis than the US housing market crash.”How the decline of the traditionalworkplace is changing our citiesThe Atlantic, Emily Badger, April 19, 2013“We normally talk about all of this as a revolution intechnology, or in the nature of work itself. But somethingelse also happens when technology enables people tochange where they work and how they use time: Theenvironment around us needs to respond, too.”
  4. 4. © Boostzone Institute 20134La novlangue Européenne ou la subversiondu sens comme outil stratégiqueAlliance Géostratégique, Michel Ruch, 22 mars 2013« On observe par exemple que la rhétorique européistefait un usage intensif des mots « stabilisation » et « sta-bilité » (de la zone Euro) dans un contexte d’ instabilitéendogène produite par la dérégulation instituée de la fi-nance et de l’économie ; ou le couplage automatisé desmots « stabilité-et-croissance » dans un contexte dedégradation et de récession ; ou l’expression absurdede « croissance négative » pour éviter le mot « réces-sion » ; ou le stéréotype « politiques-de-convergence »en pleine divergence des économies en Europe. »Governance Paradigm ChangesTechnology Futures* Click on the titles to view the documentsLe “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t RE ADN°27 - April 2013Chinese president says BRICS cooperationbenefits world economyXinhua, An, March 19, 2013Xi Jinping: “Cooperation among BRICS countries canhelp build a more balanced world economy, improveglobal economic governance and promote democracyin international relations”Géopolitique du crime organiséGrenoble ESC, Jean-François Gayraud, 2 avril 2013« Dans toutes les écoles de commerce, devrait exis-ter un enseignement de criminologie. Il faut éveiller lesétudiants à ces dures réalités, avant qu’ils ne soientconfrontés à ce monde cruel, impitoyable et cynique.Faire oeuvre de prévention en sensibilisant les jeunesgénérations de décideurs aux logiques et méthodesdu crime organisé et de la criminalité en col blanc meparaît être une exigence de premier plan. »« La science bute sur trois énigmesmajeures »Le Journal du Dimanche, 16 mars 2013« Il est un des plus grands mathématiciens du siècle.Âgé de 69 ans, il a quitté l’URSS en 1974 et travailleactuellement entre la France (à l’Institut des hautesétudes scientifiques de Bures-sur-Yvette) et les États-Unis (New York). Titulaire de nombreux prix, notammentdu prix Abel en 2009, l’équivalent du Nobel des maths,ce savant franco-russe touche-à-tout porte un regardcurieux sur l’état des sciences, des maths à la physiqueen passant par la biologie. Pour le JDD, Misha Gromovexplique «les trois principales énigmes» de la scienceactuelle : l’univers, la vie et l’esprit humain… »Will we ever… communicate telepathically?BBC, Ed Yong, April 5, 2013“There’s tantalising evidence that technology could oneday allow us to transmit thoughts telepathically betweentwo brains. The question is how far can we go?”Next nature saves old natureNext Nature, Van Mensvoort, April 7, 2013“Synthetic biology is the technology of designing andbuilding biological devices from scratch. It goes beyondtinkering with existing genomes of organisms by addingone or two extra genes. Researcher can already chemi-cally synthesise very large sections of DNA, which thatallows them to engineer biological systems.”Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  5. 5. © Boostzone Institute 20135Chômage : la fiction des emplois vacantsNouvel Obs, Veronique Radier 26 mars 2013Jean-Louis Zanda, chercheur à Pôle Emploi: «Avec lamontée du chômage, je ne pensais plus entendre cegenre de discours sur les difficultés de recrutement,qui émane des fédérations professionnelles.» Car il ena déjà démonté les ressorts dans une étude publiéeen 2010. «Cette idée repose sur un malentendu : unemploi vacant, c’est juste un recruteur qui exprime unbesoin à un instant donné et non un poste bien définidurablement à pourvoir.»Demographic ChangesResources Opimization* Click on the titles to view the documentsLe “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t RE ADN°27 - April 2013Critical issue: Will the fertility rate in thedeveloped world continue to increase?Ross Dawson Blog, April 8, 2013“Developed countries around the world experienced amassive baby boom in the 1950s, which then fell dra-matically to see the fertility rate fall to below the repla-cement rate in almost every developed country in theworld.However the fertility rate has been rising in many deve-loped countries over the last years, in contrast to thefaster-than-expected decline in the fertility rate in deve-loping countries, as shown in the chart below.”Why China is finally abandoning its onechild policyForbes, Richard Lehmann, March 28, 2013“One of the first announcements by the new administra-tion taking charge in China this month may lead to thephasing out of the one child policy, which has been ineffect since 1979.”Fracking: The next bubble?Salon, Brad Jacobson, April 1, 2013“Currently, natural gas remains cheap, around $3.50per thousand cubic feet. In the short-term at least, thishas been good for consumers, as it has translated intolower energy bills. But in the near-term, it has beendeadly for the companies drilling for shale gas and theirstakeholders, who are losing their shirts.”Quatre milliards d’euros d’économiesd’énergie grâce aux rénovations thermiques20 minutes Reuters, 21 mars 2013« En France, les 20% de logements les plus anciensengloutissent à eux seuls la moitié de l’énergie consom-mée par le parc immobilier, selon cette étude. L’idéede puiser dans ce gouffre de consommation n’est pasnouvelle, le Grenelle ayant fixé dès 2007 un objectifde 400.000 rénovations thermiques par an à partir de2013. Mais seuls 120.000 logements privés et 25.000logements sociaux bénéficient actuellement d’une ré-novation énergétique performante chaque année, selonle ministère du Logement. »Fire ice: ‘The next shale gas’ProActive Investors, Jamie Nimmo, April 12, 2013“Highly combustible and with a sherbet-like appea-rance, it is known as fire ice. Methane hydrate, a secrettrapped beneath the ocean waves, is being tipped asthe world’s next major energy resource.”Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande
  6. 6. Les fichiers images illustrant cette revue sont tous issus du site SXC et libres de droits.All pictures illustrating this review are from SXC and royaltyfree.6- The rise of executive feminism The happiest people pursue the most difficult problems L’Afrique doit refuser de rembourser des dettes illégitimes Les deux entreprises les plus puissantes sont chinoises Economy in pictures: have we seen the peak? India’s frugal dynamism World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals The bacon-wrapped economy Why chemotherapy that costs $70,000 in the U.S. costs $2,500 in India What is Industry 4.0 How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell The Alibaba phenomenon Pour en finir avec les Digital Natives ...,fr,foc,100,129- Unmanned drones may have their greatest impact on agriculture Coal use growing faster than renewables - Ouch! Climate change threatens food security of urban poor The 10 fastest growing Megacities in the world© Boostzone Institute 2013More Notable Links* Click on the titles to view the documentsLe “Must-Read” The Review of Curated Online Content&T o w a r d s A u g m e n t e d M a n a g e m e n t RE ADN°27 - April 2013Fenixs Boostzone SARL - 24/28 rue de la Pépinière 75008 Paris - Tél. +33 (0)6 77 11 34 48 - www.boostzone.frCustomized competitive intelligence on demand - Veille personnalisée sur demande