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a walk in the woods

Last week I had a walking meeting with a colleague in some local woods. It was a real treat to be out in the sunny weather! We set out on a trail that was marked with posts like these. Even though they were set at regular intervals, we still had a few spots where we …

what’s your super-power?

  Last week, I was thrilled to be one of the speakers at the conference “Gallery of Success”, organized by the Business Club at the American University of Bulgaria. I thoroughly enjoy being involved with students. Contrary to senior leadership, they are at the beginning of their career and have an energy and creativity that …

which one shall it be?

Today I attended a talk at the RSA by Steven Johnson about ‘How we make the decisions that matter’. By this he refers to so-called full-spectrum decisions, or those that have implications on many levels. My main take-away is that many decisions tend to be “whether or not”. These generally fail though regardless of which …

morning chat or morning dash?

Walking through Covent Garden one morning this week, I watched the stall holders set up. Anyone familiar with this spot in London will know how busy and bustly it will be in a few hours’ time! But for now, they are sipping their coffees, catching up with their fellow market sellers, and unpacking their wares …

AI… playing god?

Wow… this is when ethics become real. I’ve always felt an equal level of excitement and unease about AI. There are amazing opportunities and possibilities that machines and technology can help us with. But there are also a number of risks around taking humans out of the equation. This example of the driverless car (and …

wow!

  At the National Portrait Gallery for a quick visit before a meeting today, this picture stopped me in my tracks. At first glance it looked like a photograph, but the label stated that it was oil on canvas. Wow! I was really drawn to it and studied the painting for a while. Even on …

LOL…

Laugh out loud? Lots of love? Lemon or lime? There can be many meanings for the abbreviation “lol”. In this poster from Southeastern, it stands for “Leaves on line”. When we communicate with others, we generally assume that we have a shared understanding of the meaning of the words we use. But this can be …

e-mails, e-mails, e-mails…

Are your emails taking over your life? Do you find that however hard you try, you never quite get on top of your inbox? So you find that work is always on your mind. And you’re logging on and going through a few more e-mails whenever you have a spare moment, and last thing at …