Unusual business tip


Besides from being a programmer and manager, I'd like to write blogs about politics, economics and technological headviews. I am not sure if this community can appreciate that, but let's give it a try.

So my first blog here, if you do like it I will post more. I have a lot to say :-)


Today my thoughts are wondering about idealism.

Let's start what it is. It seams to depend on the context


- In political terms it is about a dream that mostly is judged as impractical or impossible.

- In religious terms it is even worse, it is considered stubborn, fanatic or sometimes related to terrorism.

 - In business terms it is considered as a good thing, companies that have idealistic goals are considered more friendly, customer focussed and trusted.

 Funny, that a term can have opposite meanings without changing the word itself. In latin they would call that "non sequitur". So let's analyse closer.

  • Liked your article...basically the idea on which I based my social network :)

    Call it idealism, happiness, I prefer human-centered economics...or 'social business' which is kind of half way between socialism and capitalism, a new (better?) way to think about companies' role in society but also responsible consumerism... Nobel Literate Prof. Muhammad Yunus gave his definition...I am trying to build a global network on that...so feel free to post your articles and...see your skype widget at work! ;)




  • @ Gerard Kanters , I liked your blog and also one thing or bug, when I trid to click on the address for this photo i got a white screen ... here is the address http://www.centillien.com/photos/image/302182/her-curson-brother-and-friend

  • @Michelle, If you are able to get that message through, I think you network has big potential.

    @Tom, Thanks and regards that photo. A bit strange. Most of the time it loads, but indeed sometimes it gives a 500 error. I will look into it, since it is one of the popular ones. It is a known ELGG bug if the owner has been deleted, but I fixed that. (just check elgg_get_page_owner_entity exists and if not forward to REFERER).



  • adc

    @Michele.. already done:-) wanna team up?

  • @Gerard Thanks, I definitely hope so and, again, if you hav so much to say...well...say it in many places..join us! :)

    @cool-mates 'already done'..what? Team up, yes...but on what? It could maybe be monday morning stupidity but didn't quite get your message :)