January 2012 Newsletter

Yoyah Group

How Red is Red?
By Yoram Yahav

draw-the-lineRegardless of one’s intelligence, self confidence, comfort zone or position in life, we all maintain a “red line” which we are not willing to cross. Recently I have been pondering much about this notion and wanted to share my thoughts about my own. I ask myself: What am I willing to do and where will I draw the red line? My experiences around the globe and the type of work I am engaged in today, require me to notice how people around me feel, think and express themselves. But how vital is it for me to worry about their thoughts and statements? More>


Was the World’s Most Beautiful Woman Also the World’s Smartest?
By Prof. Shlomo Maital

hedy-lamarrThis is one of the strangest stories I’ve encountered, in the realm of creativity and innovation. It is about Hedy Lamarr. Very few readers will be old enough to remember this stunning Hollywood movie star of the 1940’s, who appeared in Samson and Delilah, Ziegfield Girl, Tortilla Flat, and others. Few know her patent forms the foundation for cellphone technology. Here is her story… More>



Out of the Darkness
By David Miron-Wapner

winterIn these dark days of winter we are reminded of the natural rhythm of time. Not the acceleration of constant information exchange, nor the intensifying pace of change in all aspects of human society; rather we attune ourselves to noticing budding winter flowers and events each coming in their season. All this reminds us that we are a part of, not apart from nature. Separation is an illusion. More>



Future Mobile – What Will Hit and Miss at Mobile World 2012
By Debbie Meltzer


The app gold rush is over. Paradoxically, our appetite for mobile data is growing. Smartphone usage is set to rocket to 1.7 billion by 2013 and mobile internet use is projected to surpass PC access by 2014. Big mobile appetites for smartphones and tablets are also driven by demographic growth, particularly in Asia where over 2 billion mobile lines will be accounted for in 2012 alone. Caught in a quagmire, mobile players are justifiably disillusioned… yet there are rays of hope.  More>