PORTUGAL: AI creates jobs, according to Web Summit

Jobs By 13 noviembre, 2017 No Comments

This year another 60 000 persons from all over the world attended the Web Summit in Lisboa. The country has become the reference for IT start up and although still struggling from the bad impact of the crisis in 2011, a very pragmatic fiscal policy has made Portugal interesting for financial and technological centre of excellence. This year in Web Summit Stephen Hawking delivered a keynote address on artificial intelligence (AI).

NETWORKING: “Thank you” is the most important thing to remember

Jobs By 1 noviembre, 2017 No Comments

One of the most important things you can do in business is to network. It’s important to have an offline as well as online network and the key is to maximize both tools. The principles of offline and online networking, stripping away the technology, are basically the same. Many people understand business networking as selling yourself, your business or product, but that is not the case. Successful networking is all about building sincere, long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships based on generosity. The principles and techniques of business networking are mostly common sense and many of the behavioural principles that generally apply to relationships also apply to business. 

CATALONIA: Economy and Chaos

Culture By 23 octubre, 2017 No Comments

By Costanza Cerasi

According to the Spanish government, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has been responsible for a “rebellious, systematic and conscious disobedience” of the statutory and constitutional obligations and has “seriously attacked” the general interest of the state. Based on these reasons the Spanish government requested the activation of Article 155 at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in Madrid in order to properly define the measures for re-taking of Catalonia after the events that followed the independence referendum.