Originally published on Medium by OS.UNIVERSITY R&D team In May 2017, Hristian Daskalov, project lead at the Open Source University on exchange at Riga Technical University, took part in Latvian ‘Youth Speak Forum’, organized by world’s largest students-led organization AIESEC and their partners from world’s leading consultancy — Ernst & Young (EY).
Message from the OS.UNIVERSITY R&D Team: To all the change-makers around the world, We introduce you the Open Source University project at http://www.os.university in which we invite you to join. It brings the future of Academia close to what it was initially intended to be and what the term ‘’university’’ stands for — a community.
2017 will be the year of The Internet of People (IoP), what I also like to call – the Sharing Economy 2.0. My personal experience over 2016 gave me a lot of reasons to believe that would be the case, and I would like to share just a couple of them.
Many examples from the economic theory and education philosophy, from today’s reality and current practices across Europe – both positive and negative, are given to illustrate the importance of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills implementation in the decision-making & taking processes, concerning the present and future political and economic challenges.
The article is about emphasizing the great importance professional stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management have in corporate environment where agile methodology is deployed as an alternative for traditional project management. The Agile approaches, typically used in software development, primary help businesses respond efficiently to unpredictability, the same with stakeholder management itself.
The development of the National Investment Programme on Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014-2020, co-funded by the EU Cohesion Policy, is probably the key public initiative, I’ve dedicated my time and efforts to, being part of the thematic expert group, developing the financial instrument for over a few years.
In December 2014 I was a guest of “Boom & Bust”, maybe the top economic programme to be broadcast on Bulgarian television, containing in-depth analyzes, different points of view on the subjects discussed and innovative solutions, presented by financial, economic and entrepreneurial leaders.
In that regard, I have to mention that there were representatives, participating in the forum, from a broader circle of stakeholders – academia, young entrepreneurs from the University Business Club (also partnering to the event), representatives of foreign investors, current political and economic advisors of the cabinet members. It’s good to remind the audience of the arguments discussed back then, as the topic is once more on the governmental agenda. Especially now, when we know, and have seen, what might happen when you divert from the common sence arguments and the pillars of stability, discussed earlier.