Have you ever ever thought that the exchange of business cards or calling cards is a rite and it has “hidden secrets” ? What importance do you give to the business cards you get? And to whom you give? What do you do with them afterwards?
Business cards, sometimes also called “visiting” (Calling Cards) were a key element in any relationship between people. They were much more than a mere piece of paper with contact details of applicant they were his/her image, his/her essence, his/her character, his/her vision … his/her mission.
When I decided to write about them, I sought supporting information to know its origin: thus, part of the information that I show you here it was obtained from different pages (The History of the Calling Card, A Brief History of Business Cards).
Business cards are not something that have appeared recently but arose in the 15th century in China and used to request a meeting with another person. Here I show you an example that I found at:
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On July 10 I had the luck and honor to participate in the First Forum of Taronja Suc, creative economy forum in Camp de Morvedre (Puerto Sagunto) invited by my good friends Laura Fidalgo and Paco Santonja from Concierta
It was a very interesting and extremely rewarding experience, because it was a point of time where they were converging people, experiences (personal and collective) cultural values, attitudes … with the desire to share, collaborate and commit to the creation of new spaces of encounter, unbounded spaces (ethical spaces). Read More →
As long as I deepen into the well-known innovation ecosystem that surrounds us, I miss a role that I consider important and often we adopt it unconsciously: Hybridization Manager (HM).
What is that HM? If we turn to the regular dictionary , we find, among other meanings, the definition of hybrid
(From lat. Hybrida). adj. It says all that is the product of elements of different nature.
That is, something that is generated, is built on very different elements. An example will help to visualize it better, imagine a company that manufactures thermoplastic components for packaging food and one day, by serendipity, contact with another company working in the aviation sector with a clear need for construction of plastic items for the cockpit. The first has the capabilities to build any plastic element, the second a specific need and the first just redirecting his career completely or simply has expanded its capability map. Read More →
Some time ago (two months or so) I was lucky to be invited to participate as a mentor in my first iWeekend Castellón in its second edition. It was a very positive experience, not from the final result perspective but how we arrived at that result and the implications of the process.
“iWeekend is an intensive and innovative experience that brings together talented entrepreneurs and professionals of different profiles to select 3 ideas and bring these ideas to reality by collaboratively developing a business plan and a prototype, all in one weekend.” iWeekend started in Barcelona and it is organized annually all over Spain and now is being exported internationally to Mexico, Russia, India and China by passionate entrepreneurs looking to bring this exciting experience to their communities. Read More →