After the Brussels Effect, Digital Empires

Long time no seen! After the confinement I was absorbed by day-to-day work, and let go of writing my bits of knowledge. Here I’m again, to share with you Anu Bradford’s geopolitical view of the Artificial Intelligence state. Anu Bradford, professor at Columbia Law School, author of “The Brussels Effect”, came to Brussels to present Read More …

How to Improve your Decision Making Process

The Vlerick business school did a nice event for expats some weeks ago about the process of decision making. Prof Kerstin Fehre made us realize the amount of decisions we take every day. To improve the process of taking a decision, she said we should not evaluate our decision based on the outcome: A decision Read More …

PWI event: Boost Your Personal Communication Skills

Some time ago I attended a PWI event and Elisabeth Van Den Bergh was the special guest on this occasion. As an expert in communications, she gave us very valuable information to do public presentations. The 3 key components in any communication, she said, are: Confidence: how you convey the message Content: the message itself Read More …

The Feedback Fallacy

The feedback fallacy article from Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall challenges our actual assumptions on feedback. Th later tendencies in management go for transparency and openness to constructive criticism. People are encouraged to give and receive feedback regularly on the assumption that this will drive them towards excellency. The authors point out that studies show Read More …

How good are you at asking questions?

I just participated in the selection process of the Harvard Business Review “McKinsey award for best HBR article” for 2019.  The three  articles nominated for the prize where very interesting, but the one by Alison Wood and Leslie K. John caught my attention because it was about questions.  Are you good at asking questions? Do you Read More …

Motivational Tricks for New Year’s resolutions

This article by Ayelet Fishbach in the Harvard Business Review is giving us advice right in time to be used on our New Year’s resolutions! He mentions 4 strategies to motivate yourself:   Design Goals, not chores: chores are those tasks that you don’t enjoy though you may like the outcome (the very explicit example Read More …

The Global View at the European Digital Industry Cup

In October took place the “European Digital Industry Cup” in Croatia. Lovely country, great sailing experience, and above all, great quality of speakers!  They gave us an overview of the global trends in our industry, and in particular I loved the presentation from Claus Kjeldsen, CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies on the “Development of the Read More …

Will there be a recession?

Last Wednesday, at the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, Charlotte de Montpellier, economist at ING, gave a presentation on the view ING has of the global economic situation. It was very interesting, and the big question we were her expecting to answer was: will there be a recession soon?   First, she presented their Read More …

Agile games night: Lost in the Desert

We met again at the Wemanity Agile Tuesdays, and this time I joined the game “Lost in the Desert”, a self organizing exercise. In this game, a group of people (around 8) are supposedly flying through Africa when the plane crashes on a desert.  All of the participants survive the crash, and they find themselves Read More …