Clo: mother, teacher, girl geek and tech optimist. Author of « Digital Marketing like a PRO », the handbook for anyone with a digital pulse. Lazy sins: enjoys listening to podcasts while taking a bubble bath. And hopes AI will do her groceries.
To all my new subscribers (+55 in the last week only!): welcome! Love you ❤️ Past week I’ve been baking my own bread and even some speculaas cookies so I guess I’m a hipsteader now. More on that below!
Editor's Note: This article is part of “ Uncharted,” a series about the world we're leaving behind, and the one being remade by the pandemic. Vilnius isn't the same city it was before the coronavirus. The Lithuanian capital has…
Clo WillaertsFrom the pedestrianization of streets to the repurposing of public spaces, cities around the world have had to reshape themselves to meet the needs of their citizens amid the pandemic.
Example: Vilnius (Lithuania) that has transformed into an open air café.
The Zbellion plot was a small part of JLASS 2018, which also featured scenarios involving Islamist militants in Africa, anti-capitalist extremists, and ISIS successors. The war game was conducted by students and faculty from the U.S. military's war…
Clo WillaertsA 2018 war game that was part of a U.S. military college, starts its Generation Z rebellion scenario as follows: “According to the scenario, many members of Gen Z — psychologically scarred in their youth by 9/11 and the Great Recession, crushed by college debt, and disenchanted with their employment options — have given up on their hopes for a good life and believe the system is rigged against them.”
Clo WillaertsFrom a really interesting report just published by Think With Google: “While social distancing, people are starting to put more trust in digital services that satisfy both personal and social needs. This trend of virtual vulnerability could impact how consumers connect online moving forward.”
Here are the 50 ideas that changed my life. These are my guiding principles and the light of my intellectual life. All of them will help you think better, and I hope they inspire curiosity. 1. Inversion: Avoiding stupidity is easier than trying to…
Clo WillaertsFocussing on beating your competitor is a waste of energy. Or as Dave Perell puts it:
“Competition is for Losers: Avoid competition. Stop copying what everybody else is doing. If you work at a for-profit company, work on problems that would not otherwise be solved. If you’re at a non-profit, fix unpopular problems. Life is easier when you don’t compete.”