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).
The Future is here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, William Gibson once wrote. Hence, you need to know where and when to look in order to connect the dots and see the broader futuristic-turned-realistic picture. There were a few such opportunities for me to look into over the past year.
Getting invited to speak at the monthly coffee talk of HP’s Business Support Services team in Sofia was a great honor for me. Especially having to open the floor for a new initiative, called “Ideas Worth Sharing”, intended to spread motivating and engaging personal stories among the employee community of the Sofia based HP BSS team.
My participation was provoked by a recent article of HP’s GBS magazine where my book on Stakeholder Management was spotlighted among other employee-related success stories as part of the “In Pursuit of Your Passion” campaign.
In December 2014 I was guest of “Boom & Bust”, probably the top economic programme to be broadcast on Bulgarian television, containing in-depth analyses, different points of view on the subjects discussed, and innovative solutions, presented by financial, economic and entrepreneurial leaders.
Bulgaria’s entry into the Eurozone has broadly been discussed as a matter of time, a matter or readiness and fulfillment of specific pre-conditions. But is it that simple, having in mind the condition the Eurozone is in, and its systemic shortcomings?
Instead of the next bias partisan discussion about it, me and my colleagues from Brain Workshop Institute, with the help of the Public Finance Department at the University of National and World Economy, to which I am grateful for their cooperation, decided to organize a pioneer state-of-the-art stakeholder analysis discussion, in order to unveil all the competitive interests, weigh the pros and cons, as seen by the different stakeholders, and to provide an independent analysis of their influence and power over the process, setting up the stage for drafting the best possible path for the country to follow.