Archive for ‘Thema2 Recherche académique’

25 novembre 2020

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets #TheDarkAges

Some example sof the greatest scientific advances from the Muslim world:

  • The elephant clock (mechanical precision engineering)
  • The first university in the world still in activity (Qarawiyine university, Fes, Morocco)
  • The camera obscura (foundations of modern camera and optical instruments)
  • Al-Idrisi’s world map (geography)
  • The Banu Musa brothers’ « ingenious devices »
  • Al-Zahrawi’s surgical instruments (still used today)
  • Ibn Firnas’ flying (modern airplane and aerodynamics)
  • Al khwarizmi (modern algorithms and information technology)
  • etc.
Saliba, G. (2007). Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance. MIT Press.
Masood, E. (2017). Science and Islam (Icon Science): A History. Icon Books.
23 novembre 2020

Risques d’effondrements et résilience #AssociationAdrastia #Sustainability

22 novembre 2020

Managing Marketing Agility #AMA!

Is the hyper-inflation of imported jargon/terminology brought from computer science going to continue? Even to create the whole universe with all it’s diversity, God used 118 elements (table of elements), in marketing I counted more than 3000 concepts and measurements! So these concepts/jargon inflation is not a sign of progress, but a serious problem confirming a hyper fragmentation and the absence of sound foundations in the ongoing academic endeavor!

« Changes in the way customers shop, accompanied by an explosion of customer touchpoints and fast-changing competitive and technological dynamics, have led to an increased emphasis on agile marketing. This Journal of Marketing article investigates the emerging practice of marketing agility. »

The academic research has to ask go beyond superficial questions and wonder where research is headed and assess the present value of the academic output! If there are no reliable rules or methods, then there should be no pretention to claim it as a scientific discipline! It’s just going to be a sort of obscure articles to pet the academic egos!
Agile methods mean at the end trying and experimenting different things, like what the famous business author Thomas Davenport recommended some years ago!

Doing experiences to test what works! So it’s an « unofficial » recognition that academia failed to identify common rules/methods that guarantee some success (if they exist) to business! Importing new jargon from the IT, using complex statistical methods for models, or creating new concepts/measurement scales is adding more complexity and mess to the field, while what we need today is to restructure and search for the big picture! I’m sorry, I’m not judging the authors or their work, I’m sharing what i think about the total loss of meaning and purpose in the modern « research »! We are in the wrong lane dear friends!

YB

19 novembre 2020

Research Culture is Broken; Open Science can Fix It | Rachael Ainsworth | #CrisisInAcademia #CorruptResearchCulture

After the increasingly toxic environment of modern research culture forced her to nearly abandon her career, astrophysicist Dr Rachael Ainsworth began to question why the subject she loved had become so inhospitable. Identifying some of the pressures placed on her peers that encouraged aggressive competitiveness, unfair benchmarking and shoddy research practices also helped her identify a compelling potential solution.

19 novembre 2020

Osez les low tech ! Pour une innovation sobre et durable

Effondrement de la biodiversité, destruction des sols, changement climatique, pollution généralisée : les indicateurs sur l’état de la planète virent au rouge. Les technologies « vertes » peuvent-elles vraiment transformer nos sociétés grâce à une nouvelle révolution industrielle, celle des énergies renouvelables, du numérique, des réseaux intelligents, de l’économie circulaire, des voitures autonomes et des nano-bio-technologies ? N’est-il pas risqué de soutenir des innovations consommatrices de ressources minières limitées ? Et s’il fallait explorer une autre voie et s’orienter vers une civilisation techniquement soutenable ? Partez à la découverte des Low tech, ces technologies sobres, durables et résilientes. Avec : Philippe Bihouix, Pierre-Alain Lévêque

18 novembre 2020

Present world mood … R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World as we know it and I feel fine! #GoodByeDystopianSystem

We live in messianic times! Masses served as human resource to fuel the system wars, work as slaves and serve a hidden messianic agenda! Watch out how they are marketing Russia, China and Iran as the enemies to destroy! The brainwashing programs are everywhere to sell the narrative of an inevitable world war 3 to save freedom, peace, puppies and flowers! It’s just going to be a nuclear apocalypse! The ongoing wars are neither for humanist values, nor for peace, they are continuous aggressions on nations and neocolonial looting and it won’t end well!

15 novembre 2020

Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies to ink world’s largest free trade deal, RCEP to reshape global trading system

12 novembre 2020

Markets and consumption new megatrends by #TrendHunter amid the #Covid19 pandemic

10 novembre 2020

Gafam vs Batx who is the winner? The numbers are mind-boggling and #China is already ahead with the huge boost since the #COVID19 outbreak

Fabien M. Gargam 法毕安 on Twitter: "#1/3 As promised a week ago, here is the  context. 50 groups of Chinese students presented their works to me about  the similarities and differences between #
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the real challenge of the century

Interesting resources on this topic:

  • Fannin, R. (2019). Tech titans of China: How china’s tech sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global. Nicholas Brealey.
  • Zhu, X. (2018). China’s TechnologyInnovatorsSelected Cases on Creating and StayingAhead of Business Trend. Springer Science+ Business Media, LLC.
  • Yip, G. S., & McKern, B. (2016). China’s next strategic advantage: From imitation to innovation. MIT Press.
  • Johnson, W. H. (2015). Innovation in China: The Tail of the Dragon. Business Expert Press.
  • Van Someren, T. C., & van Someren-Wang, S. (2014). Innovative China: Innovation Race Between East and West. Springer Science & Business Media.
7 novembre 2020

Purpose-driven Business Schools & Purpose-driven Business: How do we push impact together? #UnitedNationsGlobalCompact

Morsing, M., & Rovira, A. S. (2011). Business schools and their contribution to society. Sage.
4 novembre 2020

Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global Pandemic – Prof Steven Taylor

Taylor, S. (2019). The psychology of pandemics: Preparing for the next global outbreak of infectious disease. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
28 octobre 2020

Gaspillage alimentaire! #TendanceAntiGaspi une idee interessante pour contourner la crise et la precarite? #BonnesInitiatives

Les supermarches utilisent la tendance « zéro gaspi » pour vendre à très bas prix des produits avec une date limite de consommation depassee, mais toujours consommables.
26 octobre 2020

La meilleure reponse a la provocation gratuite, l’ignorance et la basse instrumentalisation politique est la defense de notre grand prophete ﷺ avec sagesse et science! #إلا_رسول_الله | لبيك يا رسول الله

26 octobre 2020

The world power has already shifted to the east! Don’t be blind to China’s rise in a changing world #EastRisesAgain #AlternativeWorldOrder

China Is Already The Largest Economy, Tech and scientific Power, and China has the soundest growth fundamentals!

…. China rivals the US in advanced technologies and will probably take the lead in five years. Since 1984, per capita incomes have risen more than 30 times, life expectancy has increased by a decade and poverty rates have fallen nearly to zero. In 1990, China’s first stock market was launched, designed by seven young patriots who I knew. Since then, it has become the second largest in the world

… China’s economy is roughly the same size as the US’s and expanding at a faster pace — so time is on China’s side. It has a growing population of well-educated people, with around a third of the world’s science and technology university majors, three times the US share. It also produces and collects vastly more data to process with artificial intelligence. For many in the west, this has a dark side in terms of state surveillance. But for many Chinese it reinforces positive social norms while also promising vast efficiencies. One way to look at China’s relative power is that, with four times the US population, when its per capita income reaches half the US’s in about 25 years, its economy will be twice as large

Author: Ray Dalio, https://www.ft.com/content/8749b742-d3c9-41b4-910e-80e8693c36e6

25 octobre 2020

We need a #GreatReset but not only financial, we need a #MoralReset ! #MoralValues&Purpose

The system is going through a global crisis … a corrupted economic, financial, academic system, the moral values that drive it, the political order, the meaning and purpose for which humans rise every morning to produce and contribute to society and the human adventure … this order is in deep and terminal crisis! The adventure will be short lived and reminds us that what was built on unhealthy foundations never lasts.

This system was intended to aggregate resources (human, economic, moral, etc.) to achieve an unstated goal, the majority of people never ask these questions drowned in their daily lives and concerns very futile and puerile. I am one of those who do not regret the old order because I understood its nature a long time ago, a little too early! We are in a messed up world where everything has to be rebuilt and it starts with sound foundations: simplicity, authenticity, and meaning are the values of the future!

YB