Author: pavle

Complexity, Economic Development

Looking at economic development through Helmuth von Moltke’s military glasses

21st century is the time of increased complexity and thus uncertainty. But that doesn’t mean that things weren’t complex and uncertain before. I have found an example of how the German army used to cope with the uncertainty which I would like to share: for others to read it and for me not to forget …

Economic Development

Where does economic growth really come from and what can B&H do about it

I’ve been listening to Pitchfork Economics podcast Where does economic growth really come from? and it’s great. Here‘s a link. This concrete podcast is part of a greater series that I still have to explore, but this episode alone has a few very useful insights and great guests: W. Brian Arthur and César A. Hidalgo. …

Economic Development

Will it be better if we solve the problems of this country?

I’m not sure the majority of things we identify as problems of this country are relevant to the citizens. I’m also not sure that these are actually problems. And if they are, let’s not miss to ask a question I often hear from a friend: To who is this a problem? There’s one more question …

Employment

The most in-demand jobs in B&H in 2018

Posao.ba, a popular online platform for finding/offering jobs in B&H, has recently published its research on the most in-demand jobs in B&H in 2018. Top 10 most in-demand jobs in B&H (using Posao.ba online platform): Seller / dealer Worker in production Construction worker Call-agent (call center agent) Waiter / Chancellor Driver Salesman / sales promoter …

Economic Development

Science fiction and Economic development

Science fiction is my favorite genre, regardless if it’s books, movies or TV shows. I enjoy reading about Isaac Asimov‘s worlds and galactic empires, and I usually don’t breathe while watching movies like Inception and Arrival, or TV shows like Dark and famous Star Trek. Who wouldn’t be interested in topics like space traveling and discovering new populated planets …

Economic Development, Employment

Employment programs and current causes of unemployment in B&H

There are currently several employment programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina financed by donor organizations, that operate alongside regular programs organized by Employment Offices. They are doing well in helping people gain the necessary skills for getting a job. Some training programs are better than others, some vocations are better paid than others, some people are more interested in …

Complexity

What is common to SenseMaker and (practical) shooting

If you ever need to explain SenseMaker to someone who does IPSC or likes to shoot, I believe this could be a nice comparison. SenseMaker is used to understand what is really going on and what could be done in a complex environment. One of the elements of SenseMaker, and probably the most interesting one, …

Economic Development

Work on interactions first?

I live in a country that used to be more developed than now (before transformation from socialism to partocracy, civil war, etc). We used to have big enterprises, research and development institutes, laboratories, universities and high schools that were interconnected with enterprises very much, etc. Our products used to be much more complex then now …

Economic Development

Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018

It’s been a month now since I had the privilege to attend Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018 (MSA) in Berlin, together with my colleges from Eda and from Ministries related to SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It was my second MSA, since I also attended the one organized in 2016 (dedicated to Green Economy). MSA is a …

Employment

Part II: Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina /Thinking Out Loud/

You can read my first thinking out loud blog on Iceberg model and Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina here. As I wrote at the end of that blog, it was supposed to be continued over time, and here are some more insights… Updated Iceberg model, right click -> open image in the new tab to …