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Air traffic as an indicator of recovery

I stumbled on the graphic created by FlightAware showing the number of flights per day over the last three years, that is the traffic before the pandemic, during the first phases and in these last few months when recovery has started. The graphic is self explanatory: the daily traffic during …

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2025 Outlook: Workforce II

As the pandemic is slowing down (at least its worst consequences thanks to massive vaccination) companies are considering the roll back. Many have already asked their employees to go back to work in presence (and, at least in Italy many strongly objected!) others are planning to return to work on …

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2025 Outlook: Workforce I

I have heard talking of teleworking for at least 40 years. In the 80ies I participated in a research trial to provide connectivity to homes to support remote access to the company Data Bases and enable a few jobs from remote. Over these 40 years the number of jobs that …

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The “New Normal” is really “New”

By all means the pandemic is not over, however in several Countries the number of vaccinated people is now significant. Vaccination is not a guarantee of immunity, but from a perceptual point of view many vaccinated people feel relieved and are going back to the pre-Covid behaviour. Are they? Well …

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Pingdemic is on the rise

There are a number of tracing apps to signal a potential exposure to Covid-19, that is if you have been in contact with an infected person. In Italy we have Immuni. It has been downloaded by 12 + million people, 19,858 of them have become infected and notified the central …

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It’s Wedding Day … for my daughter

Today (although I am writing this post in advance) will be a great day for the whole family. My daughter is getting married. During the planning phase, that extended for almost a year, I had the opportunity of appreciating how much weddings have changed and how much they have become …

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The big Shift towards “Green”

The pandemic has been a social, individual and economic tragedy. So it is difficult to say that it may have positive side-effect. However, this is the case. First and foremost, the epidemic has demonstrated: our global shortcomings in predicting and effectively facing a global epidemic the incredible capability of science …

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Long lasting pandemic effects on jobs

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the job market and on its evolution. The idea that once the pandemic will be over everything will go back to the previous normal is no longer viable. True, employment levels will start to grow but that will take time, …

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Who is pushing the cart?

The pandemic scare, and the lock-down, pushed people towards on-line shopping, also in areas where going to the shop in person used to be the norm. This is surely the case for groceries. In Italy we have seen grocery stores teaming up with delivery services (usually “riders”) to take the …

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