Two events happened this week that shook my world. First, the discovery at Cern in Switzerland of a new particle which can travel faster than light and that E might not equal mc2 after all and second, when my nine-year-old son suggested that shops should offer discounts on free things which meant that we would actually get paid for buying things!
My scientist cousin who works in the Cern Institute tells me that if the first discovery is validated it will change everything we know about the universe so far. And my son’s idea turns business concepts upside down. Cern’s experiment costs billions of dollars, while my son’s comment was just a throwaway childish remark: but are they so different after all? (more…)