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Dakar

Dakar Fashion Week targets working class In only a few years the capital of Senegal has become one of Africa's fashion capitals, a place of work where creatives, buyers, and manufacturers meet. We meet the best entertainers in the sector during the 2013 Dakar Fashion Week. This year our arrival in Dakar was complicated by some confusion at Customs regarding entry regulations. But, no matter. In every other way, Senegal was a delight! This magazine covered Dakar Fashion Week just a year ago. ...

Creative Talks

We concluded the series of Creative Talks for this year on October 28 at Beste SpA. We met many professionals and workers whose ideas and opinions led to the conclusion that maybe scientific principles are truly applicable to a company's organization. THE FORMAT PRESENTATION Creative talks are a series of events to share ideas about the application of scientific principles to the business reality. OBJECTIVES identify similarities among those processes analyzed by physics and other ...

Measurement of Disorder

Entropy: from thermodynamic systems to chaos. CHAOS Can we make it simple? A company is often a a tangle of misunderstood dynamics. Sometimes we accept them without knowing what they mean; sometimes we think we know the meaning but are "too navigated" to deal with the consequences of order. The chaos theory is the study of physical systems through mathematical physics models, which exhibit an exponential sensitivity to initial conditions. Chaos leads to chaos; evolution can be driven by ...

The Company: Open or Closed System?

How can the environment influence our business trends? THE COMPANY AS A SYSTEM The concept of company as a system has been accepted for some time. Human existence is characterized by the continual presence of subjective states of necessity or dissatisfaction called needs. The needs determine the desire to obtain goods and services which could eliminate, mitigate or prevent a state of discomfort. The products and services can only be obtained through a production process. Consumption is ...

Relationship Between Machine and Behavior

From Charlie Chaplin to the post-industrial man. THE MAN IS THE MACHINE It is known that our era lives in the sign of the machine. The Italian scientist and popularizer Boncinelli highlights the ambivalence that runs through the concept of car and that of artificiality: possibility and decadence. No animal is able to produce a device capable of supporting engineering and, in certain cases, to replace man in daily work, both for what concerns work and communicative space. The author ...

Darwinism and Business Organization

How much to differentiate? Survival or extinction. DARWIN Charles Darwin (1809-1882) assumed that the evolution of a species followed an evolutionary dynamics based on three fundamental premises: • Reproduction: all living organisms reproduce at a rate such that, in a short time, the number of individuals of each species could not be in balance with the environment and food resources put at their disposal. • Variation: between individuals of the same species there is a wide ...