#michaelporter: I listen to him, read him and he is one of my first influencers

UK, April 12, 2017.-His speeches speak for themselves:

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In the era of the Internet of Things, IoT, the best security is to disconnect the Internet and remove the battery?

UK, March 13, 2017.- Can they invade our privacy with a smartphone off and with a TV off?. It seems that we do believe the latest papers published by Wikileaks on the procedures of the CIA. Smart devices appear to use the battery to emit data, even if they are not turned on. That’s why I wonder if in the era of implementing internet in all the objectives of our personal and professional lives the best way to guarantee our privacy is to turn off the Internet … and now … remove the battery from the mobile. And this can not always be done, because on many smartphones and laptops the battery is soldered to the motherboard. The information read in The Guardian is as follows:

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#Internet: Universal Public Service or Private Service of the great technologies

UK, December 17, 2016.- They say that the fourth industrial revolution is the one we are living thanks to the Internet. But on the verge of reaching 2017, I ask myself this question: Is the Internet a Universal Public Service or a Private Service ?. I refer to the Internet as a right more than we have the human beings that we live on Planet Earth. And this doubt arises when I read information like the following in The Guardian:

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The most important thing in business is to achieve sustainable growth and patience

UK,  October 17, 2016.-  The immediacy of information every day, connected in real time to numerous sources, networks, forums …. prevents us look at really interesting documents. Business concern us, they worry and keep our quest to find the latest keys.

However, today I will recommend the quiet reading analysis: “The Farmers Recipe For Strategic Business Growth”, written by Tito Philips Jnr. It describes itself as well: My name is Tito Philips Jnr, an unusual Nigerian that is MAD – Making A Difference. I’m the Chief Community Leader here and this is where we raise the bar of entrepreneurship. We are a TRIBE of Unusual Entrepreneurs, we are not your every day entrepreneurs who go into business to put food on the table and pay bills. For us, business is more than making ends meet [survival]. It is our means of doing what we love [passion], changing the world [purpose] and being financially rewarded for it [profit]™.

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Race madness in which business models of technological giants live

UK, October 11, 2016.- The vast majority of citizens took up a smartphone. No matter what brand, the manufacturer, the latest model, the latest innovation. It matters more what is done with a device connected to the Internet permanently. Undoubtedly, one of the great advances of mankind in the last 25 years. However, manufacturers of Smartphones have embarked on a mad race to produce the world’s best selling mobile. The great rivalry between iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) leads to other manufacturers to try to create amazing devices. The crisis of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a proof of this crazy race. I quote here an interesting report from the British news agencies, Reuters:

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Doka Group acquires Dutch technology specialists B|A|S

With this acquisition the company takes another big step toward Industry 4.0 and into the future of the international formwork group from Lower Austria

UK, September 19, 2016.- Headquartered in Venlo, Netherlands, since its foundation in 1979 the technology company B|A|S has concerned itself with researching and developing the materials used in the construction industry – particularly concrete. “For us this acquisition is a step forward in our business objective to meet the increasing demand not only for products but also for solutions in construction”, says Jens Günther, designated Chairman of the Executive Board. “That will necessitate a whole new approach to construction sites. And it will call current dogmas of the formwork industry into question, namely that innovation invariably has to mean more efficient formwork and nothing else.”

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The work is intelligent collaboration among professionals, not a competition with winners and losers

UK, 8 September 2016.- Professional management teams in business evolves. Maybe not so quickly that the technology but is tailored to the needs of each client. In this sense, I just read an interesting analysis of Margaret J.Wheatley happened to play here for their usefulness. I also recommend listening to the video Yves Morieux about the rules at work. I invite you to reflect and comment on your experience.

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(Video) Automatic Climbing Formwork SKE 100 on Gerald Desmond Bridge Pylon

UK,  august 4, 2016.-  Automatic climbing formwork SKE plus. The crane-independent climbing formwork for structures of any shape and height. For every type of structure, the modular design concept of the crane-independent Automatic climbing formwork SKE provides an economical solution for any type of structure, for steady progress irrespective of weather conditions and maximum safety for the entire construction crew.

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Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

Doka: Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

UK, July 15, 2016.-   Ashley Simons of Doka reports: At three major London high-rise projects – No 1 Blackfriars, Highpoint and White Collar Factory – concrete-frame construction firm Dunne Group is using a new smart technology and service to increase its on-site productivity and at the same time deliver a quality concrete structure.

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“Dron-Construction”

UK, June 9, 2016.- Ferrovial is one of the builders reference groups in Europe. In its Corporate Blog he has published an interesting analysis on the use of drone in construction. Its author is Jose Luis Sanchez Vargas, Head of Quality and Environment at the Department of Railways and Transport Ferrovial Agroman. He studied at the School of Engineering in Surveying, Geodesy and Cartography and the Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Master in Environmental Management from the University of Santiago de Compostela. 1st Pilot License RPA in Ferrovial.

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Interesting real estate projects in Manchester

Britain, May 17, 2016.- Manchester’s population has increased by 20% in recent years, and the fastest growing segment is the youth of 25-35 years. The economies of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham is expected to grow over the next five years than Paris, Berlin or Tokyo. Manchester also builds new real estate projects to consider. A summary of the information published by the newspaper Manchester Evening News on 10 May:

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Doka Campus – crowd-puller at bauma 2016

Doka UK, 3 may 2016.-  From April 11 to 17, Munich was again the centre of attention for the construction industry. About 580,000 people from 200 nations visited bauma 2016. 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries displayed their products and abilities on the 605,000 m2 of trade fair grounds. And about 4,000 m² of that total gleamed brightly in Doka yellow.

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The future of computing according to the Economist

London, March 21, 2016.- A public following is an excerpt of the recent report published by the magazine “The Economist” on the next evolution of computing and information technology.

It is best to read the full analysis In 1971 the fastest car in the world was the Ferrari Daytona, capable of 280kph (174mph). The world’s talles buildings were New York’s twit towers, at 415 metres (1,362 feet). In November that year Intel launched the first commercial microprocesador chip, the 4004, containing 2,300 tiny transistores, each the size of a red blood cell.

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Building almost 2 kilometers high: Sky Mile Tower (Tokyo 2045)

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President of Google for Work: “the difference between frontline managers and leaders. Leaders find a way to work together”

President of Google for Work: “Leaders find a way to work together”

UK, Feb, 2, 2016.- I read a very interesting interview in the New York Times on the management of business leadership. This is an interview with Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, which concludes: “the difference between frontline managers and leaders. Leaders finda way to work together”. I was charming. Form teams of professionals in projects and attractive targets is a sensitive, complex responsibility. I bring my blog an fragment from this interview that has much to do with talent management teams of people.

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A new economic system?

Britain, January 7, 2016.-  To start the year 2016 I recommend reading, slowly, an economic analysis in the british newspaper The Guardian. Here just I published an extract, but is best read in full on the website of this newspaper. Death or not capitalism is one of the most discussed topics in the last 25 years debate. This reflection will help you understand if we are at the birth of a new economic system:

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Doka Formwork at Hydroelectric Plant in Icy North

October 19, 2015, United Kingdom.- In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40°C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise at the highest level in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and is setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system.

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New professional challenge in Doka UK and Doka Ireland

September 15, 2015, United Kingdom.-    Luís Morral will take over the role as Managing Director of Doka UK and Doka Ireland effective from November 16, 2015. Luis will join Doka UK on the 15th September 2015 to familiarize himself with the business until Joe’s leave.

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#Management is to manage your human capital talent

Monday, September 14, 2015. The perception of talent in the team of your company is a very sensitive task. And once registered the added value of every manager and employee, you have to manage and drive in line with the Business Plan. These activities require time, more in some people, and less in others. It depends on the viability of the first financial year in change management. Liz Ryan, an expert in HR and Manegement, has a fixed edition of Forbes magazine section. His pen is incisive and match their thesis is sometimes complex. However, the following reflection of Liz I have found interesting:

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