No CSR Without Women?

Having visited the Green Week, I met a lot of people and was able to get lots of information about fair-trade, innovations, sustainability, environmental concerns and so on. I could listen to presentations and talk to people on my own. One sentence I was told was that CSR would be “more a feminine thing”.

Is there some truth in it? Or is it just a dumb way of getting done with CSR? (more…)

‘A Global Love’ ? – The Next Utopia !?

If all work together and they are still powerless
After my laptop broke down and I could experience how important it is to have an external hard drive and to back-up everything important, my sisters and I wanted to give my father one for Christmas.
Standing in the shop, being shocked by the prices, a shop assistant told us that the prices were this high because of the flood in Thailand.

According to the boston globe,  the prices of external hard drives sold at retail electronic stores had skyrocketed in November because about 40 percent of the world’s supply of hard drives are made in Thailand and the estimated drop in worldwide hard drive production was 30 percent for last year’s fourth quarter.
Lucas Mearian confirmed in the end of December 2011 that, whereas the prices of the hard drives are slowly shrinking and recovering, the  hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding would affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops until 2013. (more…)

Brave New World- Imagination Or Forecast?

Being  inspired by the captivating, frightening and wearing out movie My sister’s keeper, as well as the story of Brave new world by Aldous Huxley, I decided to investigate the topic Genetic Engineering concerning human beings.

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Same Shit – Every Year

Whereas my classmates wrote about the way of establishing a new platform for commerce which can be used to purchase Christmas presents (Elisa) or the energy some high tech presents take (Hannah), for me, and I guess for a lot of us, a repeating question after Christmas is:

How come I always get stuff I neither want nor need at all? (more…)

When Two Quarrel, The Third Takes The Price

This is pretty easy to understand-  isn’t it? 😉

The only interesting part of this architecture is this one: “On some phones, in some configurations. These logs may be transmitted to various third parties in crash reports, etc.”

What shall this mean? (more…)

onwards!


“Auch aus den Steinen, die in den Weg gelegt werden, lässt sich etwas Schönes bauen.

J. W. von Goethe (more…)

“Find Your Way Or Die Trying”

•   Willing to do the task  and twelling my thoughts about which topic to chose for my next post, I found an article posted by a friend on facebook and was directly interested as the subject has a lot of explosive nature  with the growing worries about privacy and dataprotection

I wanted to get to know what was behind the accusation that Android and Apple cell phones save all of their users’data without their knowledge. (more…)

Too Connected ?!?

Addiction to digital world
We today have access to more information, more people and more places than ever before.
We are completely and increasingly obsessed with the wireless technology.
Who of us would not like to stay in bed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week just to lazily push some buttons and all information and needs are provided to us?
For years, people talk about that excessive use of cell phones can cause tumors and even cancer, but many have perceived these reports as unfounded or just because there seems no other opportunity, continued to use it as before.

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When The Light Goes Out…

Doing research for my last post, I often got the link between exaggerated working hours and unhuman schedules and the burn-out. Well, at the moment we hear about that Mr. Burn-out in every sector.
Stars, soccer players, managers…It spares nobody. As the Aquinian states, Burnout is the prolonged existence of stresses with the prolonged absence of supports.

The symptoms
As the blog „leading people to lead people“states   “It’s insidious, it creeps on you. At first you don’t notice, you brush it off as tiredness or the latent effects of a night out. You can cope, an extra cup of coffee, a Red Bull, a Panadol for the headache and you will be fine.”
They describe the further progression of the vital exhaustion as you wondering why your spouse is giving you those disapproving looks; sure, you have been a bit grumpy but surely they should be supportive, after all your work, all your effort and all the sleepless nights you spent lying in bed with the head in the office. Things start to build up, you can’t clear your inbox or your call list and things start to slip through the cracks. You start to go from crisis to crisis and you don’t know who you are anymore. (more…)

9-To-5 Would Mean Paradise

The expression „9-to-5“, which is derived from American business which traditionally had the opening hours 9 a.m. to 5.p.m., Monday to Friday shall suggest one has 40 working hours per week ( 5 days * 8 hours/day).

It’s an open secret that this is utopian and that 40 hours will never result in 40 hours. For ‘important customers’, ‘urgent tasks’ or other absolutely ‘unpostponable things’, working hours per week can easily become 48, 50 or even 60.

This can happen in each kind of business sectors.

  • The escapist gives an example for the game developing industry: “Every game developer usually goes through a period where a lot more work needs to be done to finish a game by a deadline than can fit in a 40-hour work week. Sometimes, that week balloons to 80 hours or more just to meet the ambitious milestones set by publishers and game producers.” (more…)