Negotiating contracts, getting the deal.

This post is about THE basic stuff in business: how to get the contract, and how to make it be a good deal. Lately, I’ve participated in 2 great talks for women entrepreneurs from PWI and PWN Munich. One was about about discussing money and remunerations and the other about sales.  The key basic principles Read More …

Good resolution for 2016: let’s improve our communications skills

Dr Travis Bradberry wrote this post in Linkedin some days ago about “Why We Struggle to Communicate”. Communication is the real work of leadership; you simply can’t become a great leader until you are a great communicator.” Yes, communication is critical in leadership, inspiring people and taking into account every member of the team. For Read More …

The European Data Innovation Hub

What began as a community of like-minded people, with nice meetups around data science and get-together’s, is now taking the form of the European Data Innovation Hub.  Its mission is to be an active actor in the data innovation ecosystem and to support data professionals throughout Belgium and Europe with networking activities, events, training and Read More …

About Internet of Things and Privacy

Innovation is creating new materials, new sensors each time smaller, cheaper, more flexible, more powerful and at the same time less power-consuming. It allows to put them everywhere: we are surrounded with devices crowded with those sensors as our phones with cameras, gyroscopes and gps. And all those measurements captured by the sensors are being Read More …

Design Thinking at PWN Global

Last month was the annual off-site meeting from PWN Global (Professional Women International where I’m a Board member is the Brussels chapter of this federation of networks).  Almost all the citi-networks were represented plus the Board of the federation and we had even the presence of corporate sponsors. The main objective was to shape the Read More …

As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading You

In this article of The New York Times David Sreitfeld is discussing a new service ScribD is beginning to offer. Scribd is a subscription-based library, where you can read books through their interface.  They are now collecting information from their readers, like how long they stay on a page, the pace on specific chapters, do Read More …

Critical Thinking: the importance of questionning

Critical thinking is the ability to gather and assess evidence and information, and use clear reasoning methods to reach justified conclusions. It  also implies to evaluate our thoughts, and learn to refine our thinking process.  It is a key skill in the information age, valuable in all disciplines, professions and domains.  Now that accessibility to Read More …