Sánchez-Ocaña Alejandro Suárez. TIME-sector employer since 1998 CEO of the Group Publispain, the network of blogs Entertainment Networks SL and Leisure Blogs, Chairman of Inversora Foley, Director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, advisor and investor in several companies in innovation, new technologies and internet.
There are people reinvent themselves and it costs you doubt yourself and the things being done. I need cyclically, is a personal requirement that I frame.
For me reinventing is mulling over things, but mulling over the real stuff, suddenly, from the bottom, doubting yourself. Begin to rethink what they had always hitherto considered indisputable. Discutirte yourself, push yourself.
X Each time I feel I need a break, and do not speak of a physical break or a vacation, usually every x years doing the same thing I feel mentally exhausted and I need something where I'm going rethink, reinvent and rethink what I'm doing a lot of personal circumstances and professionals.
I imagine that everyone at that time acting in a very different, I can only talk about what I feel and what I do. Sometimes awake, as if he had been lethargic, and discover that what he considered important is trivial, and my priorities are not so, and might have wasted the most precious thing I have, time and I did not contribute anything transcendent, or the people around me nor myself.
In those moments is when I think I need a couple of days away and only. They are the few days I on a computer, an internet connection or mobile phone, but when I need to rethink things myself, especially me, generating noise . These moments I think I should rethink things if I think about starting and building initiatives from a mistaken view, from a basic error and assess if I'm so involved in a frantic dynamic that I can not stop and think whether the inertia leads me to front meaningless.
There are times when the wisest thing is to stop time, to rest mentally, and me at the time the body asks me to spend just a couple of days, lost and reflecting. That couple of days, for work, family stress and sometimes a luxury hard to explain to those around you, but ultimately necessary. You take a kitkat, and read the ad, but quiet 2-3 days away from the noise of everyday life and an inertia that makes dynamic, sometimes you get up and go to the office like a zombie, not even knowing if you do something interesting there that day, without a plan, without an idea and ending up wasting time.
The brightest people I've met in my life constantly reinvents itself. Even from the point where others think it may be at the top and fully professional success, they do not stop to be seen, are mavericks and then make a decision to waive some amazing things and mentally starting from scratch ... and start again. Unfortunately I did not leave by itself, maybe that's why I try forcing myself to stop and think like them.
I think at this frenetic pace of information society, sometimes we run like headless chickens, and we forget in the middle of the race, sit down, oxygen and think. Understand more about ourselves and reinvent ourselves finally.
No one like an eagle to do so. He retired, resting, reinvents itself and rises from the ashes after a comprehensive process of catharsis that guarantees their survival, stronger, tougher, more accomplished and strong enough to face a new stage in her life after giving up all.
This video is inspiring and real as life itself, with the fable of the eagle can see and feel the answer is many more times very close, much more than we think, you can usually find in yourself if you look in detail , and looking around can be amplified if, for example by observing the lesson of the eagle.
2015 is not a distant horizon, however, technological developments will make only within five years the way we teach and learn has changed radically. Within a few years, kindergarten students from any institution of our country will specialize in jobs that do not yet exist and use everyday technology that still has not been invented.
Every day, an average profile of Spanish professional receives about 150 messages and impacts caused by other people, through different technological platforms today. In 2015 will be more than 350 newspapers that will impact our beloved teacher and a high percentage of them will be generated by stimuli technology itself, without intervention of a human being in a totally autonomous. We all agree that most likely share today we could not take so much stimuli and information, our children will.
He said the renowned guru and lecturer in e-learning expert Marc Prensky "students have changed radically, and not the people for which designed our educational system." Soon, digital natives, born after 1985, punctuate a new society that will create a generation gap like never before in human history, never happened in a short space of time-and let's see how coexist for many years, two generations: the children of the Baby Boom and the digital natives. Only thirty years separate us we will be so close yet so distant at once.
The revolution in e-learning 2.0 will reach the schools of our children, who live a restructuring similar to the Internet has experienced with new technologies and the emergence of Web 2.0. The student will not be a passive recipient of the message, but interact with it, changing the role of the educator and participant in making the communication, which will no longer be a one-way channel into a new environment that encourages and stimulates high performance intellectual and revolutionizes the learning message.
The natural home of a teacher becomes an immigrant in front of students, who from an early age, will be experts in technology and may indicate a role of relative superiority in the use of common technical tools in schools and that they will be as simple and accessible, as difficult for our teachers. The school will become a collaborative community, which enhances learning and moderates within an information ecosystem that learns and shares elements interacts and maintains the same role in the student and teacher.
It is about a fascinating time, where the current serious educational deficiencies have disappeared. Let's not disappear with them for not wanting to understand this new species: the digital natives.
He had still to be published a week ago (2 weeks I've been very mad, and I could not catch up) this platform has been published on 14 February in the Mercantil Valenciano. I think it reflects my opinion on the Risk Capital in Spain, but the eye in a very similar is the issue of private investors.
The possibilities of raising funds that are presented to entrepreneurs and black. Last 2009 ended with a de facto closure of bank financing, except for well established risk profiles. We were aware of the virtual absence of private investment and have the perception that venture capital, which in this scenario could pull the gray car, or is or was pending.
That was a widespread perception that is now endorsed by ASCRI data, the Spanish Association of Venture Capital, which certify that l sector investment in 2009 has been reduced dramatically by 47% to EUR 1,600 million , which takes us back to a scene of 2003-2004.That is, we have regressed over five years.
We all know that venture capital, well used, is an effective tool that companies can be strengthened in its launching or at certain times of hardship. The job creation in the affiliated companies of venture capital, apart from the importance of its social value is carried out at a rate of 15%. This percentage is well above the growth rate of non-funded enterprises, usually no more than 5%, and is something that takes into account our European neighbors, legislating and support for progress.
But not only help create jobs, promote employment of quality. The company's future viability is also reflected by their origin: those where venture capital provides funding show a mortality of around 4%, while 60% of companies not included does not survive for three years after his birth. This is another point to consider to facilitate the work of these entities and assist them in their needs.
However, venture capital is moving away from Spanish firms, has been closed to many sectors of our economy, though fortunately not all. You can only give thanks if our investment projects are in the consumer products sector, which received 19.4% of the amount invested throughout 2009, or medicine and health, with 15.3%. So companies of products and services or biotechnology companies and genetic engineering would be the only areas where the venture capital financial institutions, in theory, we could help start, expand or strengthen our company.
But this fall in activity of venture capital funds not only happens in the Spanish market. In countries like the United States the decline has been higher at around 60%. That yes, based on figures from business light years ahead of our country.
For years, many have argued that in Spain the venture capital funds had little presence and acted like banks: fund simply, usually without risk and play safe. However, in an environment like today is important to have a tool such as venture capital, which has clearly demonstrated its utility to support and develop businesses in both recessionary and expansionary phases of the cycle.
Now we can simply say that the industry has disappeared and is key to retrieve that economic activity should revive the real green shoots that will allow new projects, entrepreneurs and businesses get ahead and provide what society needs most right now: new employment opportunities.
Concerned take a look at the forecasts that we work for the first half of 2010, which are not bleak. It is estimated that the sector is unlikely to be recovered during this year and is likely to barely register a slight increase in activity compared to the year 2009. There is no sign of recovering those five years we have lost in the blink of an eye .
Bank credit, the full activity of venture capital and the desired ad hoc legislation to regulate and promote business angel activity in Spain will be key factors that determine our future development, labor and business.
The recovery is in our hands, but it is imperative that all players in the financial world to step forward and open dancing.
I am not suspected of being an Apple fanboy, in fact save my iMac recognize in a box unused for years (if you read my wife kills me), only the iPod, and iPhone have captured my attention and loyalty. But, despite not being a staunch supporter and generally oppose these very measured marketing experiences, I recognize that my first impressions watching the demo of the new 'gadget' are to be before something great and revolutionary.
We've all seen the iPhone has caused major competitors such as Nokia or Samsung defeat taparan copying the concept and aesthetics without mercy, in order to increase their sales seem 'a little' the prized apple Smartphone. I think in the hitherto non-existent market for Tablet PC is going to happen much more drastic. The existing TabletPC have not had significant sales to date, is the price of going too quickly and without an ambitious and desired product ... and that will change.
The iPad is going to help everything from surfing the internet, video or consume lead the management of our company, thanks to more than 140,000 applications that are available before you leave the product on sale, but my feeling is that going to revolutionize the publishing world and the press.
The publishing market and online media are facing a challenge with new possibilities of integration. Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple, has forecast a near future where there will be subscriptions to newspapers and magazines in the iPad through iTunes. Read our selection in the metro news or to support learning at university or college, will be pathways, content generators and hoped this change Apple's hand, micropayments for content are like a breeze, with a model already validated with millions of sales and downloads.
In Spain, the Apple mobile (as well as BlackBerrys) have triggered consumer Internet from smartphones to the point position ourselves as the country with highest rate of Internet penetration in the mobile. A connection iPad complements the existing 3G mobile internet consumption, overcoming unprecedented experience to see or navigate to any other mobile device.
Steve Jobs said proudly that 75 million consumers, users of the iPod and the iPhone already know how to use his new invention. The technology and philosophy is the same, easy and intuitive. A large proportion of these users will become your iPad in the coming years, but much more transcendent is the number of people who will buy their first Apple device with the iPad.
Apple did not invent the wheel with this new device, simply use it intelligently and responding to new consumer needs. We can invent useful and not incompatible with the aesthetic, the idea is not the key (this idea was years in the market!), The key is execution, and Jobs has just demonstrated.
It is a triumph of marketing and glamor that only Jobs knows how to sell. It's win and position, creating desire and that before going on sale the expectation is maximized, to filter ably much higher prices to cause a 'ohhh' the public to find yours. Never before has a commercial presentation of a consumer object to such an extent had cornered the covers and information media worldwide. Few can revolutionize the world with their ideas. Jobs has done it again, and incredibly this is becoming a healthy habit.
The end of discharge, "beginning of the end of civil rights?
The debate on Internet downloads and management of copyright is on the table. Sectors facing, Internet and content industry. Which law prevails, freedom of speech, or copyright?
This is a thorny issue, which I'm afraid we are addressing only a partial solution, the first battle and results greatly improved with the drafting of the Law of Sustainable Economy.
I fully understand the desire to preserve the rights of authors and publishers, but I find it intolerable to safeguard calling into question the behavior of 25 million Internet users, among whom I am, and will trample basic civil rights of this group. Also, I find it just outrageous and obviously difficult to digest than the executor of these measures is the Minister Gonzalez-Sinde, acting as judge and jury was influenced by its relationship with the audiovisual industry, having just arrived a few days ago the Ministry of Culture with a clear mission: to halt the discharge.
Piracy is worrying. It is true and we should not deny it. But so is the arrogant attitude of the management bodies of copyright, the recording industry and film production, self-proclaimed as a cultural industry par excellence (though only a small part of it!), Under which artists and creators in more than one occasion subsidized, partisan initiative greet questioning people's fundamental rights.
The bad news for the industry is that the problem is not only piracy, much less is focused on Internet sites that provide links to p2p downloads. Once they disappeared, the scenario will remain the same: the user will want to download using p2p program searching instead of searching through the web. Does not alter the picture. The problem is more serious and entrenched. We have an audiovisual industry, and especially the record-rooted in the past, with a distribution and support system obsolete, the CD. Perhaps the industry's primary concern should focus on adapting to new times, in finding new distribution channels and ultimately embrace of the digital model, betting strongly on alternative models to the traditional sale of a CD shop, each has less travel time and sense. The industry must reinvent itself. The solution is not to deal with consumers themselves, but to provide a logical alternative and real, price adjusted and consistent support to the times we live.
Intellectual property, software and multimedia, film, television and music were the big losers of the progress and the massive introduction of the Internet. But the fact remains that our country has tried this remedy with low blows to the population and measures that identify millions of citizens as pirates and criminals preventive tools through citizen who abuse and insult to intelligence, as so-called "digital canon" clearly unfair and unintelligible. Educate the user must provide valid alternatives, a new model of consumption. The solution to cope with millions of users as did the industry worldwide with fines and complaints in the courts simply prolong an agony of a model that requires a conversion. It is time to look ahead for a consensual solution, reasonable, listen, allowing the creator do its job, allowing users to maintain their rights and that does not come from the hand of someone who can be considered biased and contaminated with interest in the audiovisual industry as the current minister.
This complex scenario leaves behind Sustainable Economy Act and various uncertainties few solutions for Internet users (not to forget are more than 50% of the population of our country) and I fear that soon we have to worry that the law in hand, the Government, the music industry or film, operators or any entity associated with intellectual property rights (and SGAE has all the ballots for the winner) may monitor, spy and use these standards to illegally expand control over digital communications of citizens. No choice on their part to go over and over to judicial institutions in search of protection.
That's where the crux of the matter: the problem is not just intellectual property, the problem will come when someone has carte blanche to look through your private communications system and business. This Trojan horse will sail on our computers and cause us to worry about who controls the controller, and I fear that we saw did not seem like the answer.