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Wolfgang Blau is the global Chief Operating Officer of Condé Nast and President of Condé Nast International with responsibility for the company's print and digital portfolio and new businesses in China, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, India, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Mexico as well as license relationships in 16 countries. Globally, he oversees Product & Technology, Data & Insight, Business Development, Brand Licensing, Business Transformation & Delivery, as well as Global Editorial Operations.
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Utopia For Realists
Feb 08, 2018 (first published in 2014)
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In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week can ...
Wolfgang Blau
Aug 10, 2020
„Bismarck said politics is the art of the possible. In our time, though, politics has to be about making the impossible inevitable“ — paraphrased from Rutger Bregman‘s inspiring book ‚Utopia for realists‘, p. 253     source
The Railway Journey
The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century
Wolfgang Schivelbusch - May 05, 2014 (first published in 1977)
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The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very m...
Wolfgang Blau
Sep 28, 2019
About my last tweet just now: There is more to it. But if you want to read a fantastic book on real railway history and culture, look for W. Schivelbusch’s ‘The Railway Journey’:     source
The Power of Customer Misbehavior
Drive Growth and Innovation by Learning from Your Customers
M. Fisher - Oct 31, 2013
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The Power of Customer Misbehavior explores the importance of customer driven innovation for top line and bottom line growth. It shows how companies should not only learn to identify how their products are being misused, but also how to use this knowledge to innovate new products and services that better meet customer needs and promote viral growth....
Wolfgang Blau
Jun 18, 2019
@jandersonQZ great book on that topic:     source