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A few ideas for a future Evoke project

In a changing world, problems change faster and faster. And sadly, they become rather more than less in number. In my opinion, the Evoke project is an important step in the right direction. It generates ideas and has a lot of potential in many ways, even in terms of simple things as the number of attentive members. It might also be considered as a tool.

That is the point I want to emphasize: a tool has to fit its purpose. Ever tried to tighten a screw with a slightly misfitting…


Posted on July 4, 2012 at 9:36pm

How do People React in a Pandemic?

I chose the topic "How do People React in a Pandemic?" as the one i want to introduce, because it was the one that made me think. The text is about the differences between denial and panic in a pandemic sitiation.

Of course, panic is bad. But that denial of a situation can be a lot worse, is a fact that is new to me. In question of communication during a crisis, it is truly important to prevent people from denial, and to let them feel fear. Don't tell them not to have fear. This is…


Posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:02pm

A local crisis in Germany

It is hard to imagine a local crisis that can occur here, in the middle of Europe. We have a highly evolved democracy with extreme high standards of living and health care.

But watching TV news, one thing came to my mind: just a few hundred kilometers east, right now, in Moscow, there is a crisis. Right now, Mr. Putin tries to prevent the opposition from protesting against him. He just passed a law that sets high fines for taking part at non-permitted demonstrations and does what he…


Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:35pm


Contrary to popular belief, the poor can and do save. Unfortunately, with close to half of the world's adult population excluded from formal financial services, the poor often must save through inefficient and costly mechanisms. For example in some instances, given the lack of options, poor people actually pay an intermediary to save their money for them. In recent years the microfinance sector's attention has begun to broaden from its initial emphasis on microcredit to include…


Posted on May 28, 2012 at 1:33pm

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