Author Archive

What keeps California green

by

You can see it best from the Hoover Dam: the river banks of the Black Canyon are white where the waters used to wash them, pale as the finest tombstone. The Colorado River,… Continue reading

Coping with success: life after Watergate

by

Years after the Watergate scandal entered history, the then executive editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee, told Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward that if he knew where the investigation was leading, he… Continue reading

No regrets

by

There is some workaholism in my past and I’m not ashamed of it. I started my first job as a reporter nine years ago, and for several months I didn’t take a single… Continue reading

“Another one of Walt’s screwy ideas”

by

Riding with my host family between dinosaurs, robots and mummies at Universal Studios in Hollywood made me think of theme parks as great examples of disruptive innovation in the entertainment industry. Quite genius,… Continue reading

American Sniper: Of Sheepdogs and Men

by

  By Tamara Kraus and Vlad Odobescu While in recent years Hollywood tried to extract the humans out of Batman or Spiderman, by breaking their bones and exposing their hidden family dramas, Clint… Continue reading

Behind “one country, two systems”. Pressures on media in Hong Kong and Taiwan

by

Blog post based on the chapter Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Battle Beijing’s Influence from Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines 2014 Despite international long-term agreements, China is trying… Continue reading

The new journalists

by

In key moments, a pen, a camera and a phone helped reshaping the world. Some scenes in Selma talk about the rising power of media in the 60’s. While the protesters start their… Continue reading

The Participative Leader: A Survival Kit

by

Even someone who never intended to be a leader has to make decisions. It might be one of the most difficult things to do, especially when those affected by these decisions are your… Continue reading

“The Power of the Powerless”: The Case of the Greengrocer

by

In 1978, when Václav Havel wrote “The Power of the Powerless,” the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia was closely monitoring the activity of this “infamous” writer. One of his scripts, “Audience” (1975), was circulating… Continue reading

Emperors, Kings, Presidents. Who represents the Romanian Roma?

by

The Roma population in Romania has an Emperor, two Kings, one President, a ton of issues to deal with, but no real political representation. Inside this permanently ostracized community of approximately 1.8 million… Continue reading

  • Copyrights

    No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author, unless otherwise indicated for stand-alone materials.