E o que diz o "Soft Power survey" 2011/2012 da Monocle, sobre o nosso querido país?
"A newcomer to the rankings, Portugal's soft power has been a saving grace in the aftermath of the recent debt downgrade. Billed as 'Europe's West Coast' by its tourist board, the country should make better use of its sunny climate, first-rate seafood and café culture. With beaches, a wine country and a population more proficient in English that any of its neighbours, mini-Silicon Valley clusters and a movie studios have fertile ground to grow with the right branding mix."
Sobre a importância de sermos cada vez mais "adultos-crianças":
"The child is inventive; the adult is productive. The child explores his environment; the adult organizes it."
-- Desmond Morris, "The Human Zoo" (1969)
Interessante artigo do The Economist sobre as redes de partilha e difusão das ideias Reformistas de Martinho Lutero durante o séc. XVI. Na altura não havia internet, mas os princípios do "contexto", "relevância da mensagem" e "efeito de rede" mantêm-se na essência. Apenas muda a forma.
"Modern digital networks may be able to do it more quickly, but even 500 years ago the sharing of media could play a supporting role in precipitating a revolution. Today’s social-media systems do not just connect us to each other: they also link us to the past."