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“So, anyway…” words of wisdom by John Cleese

Recently I came across a Google Talk with John Cleese who was interviewed about his memoirs "So, Anyway...". To call it an interview is a compliment to Jason Sanders who did his best to guide the conversation. Despite the no-doubt well-prepared…
The Art of Possibility
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The Art of Possibility

Lately I came across the work of Benjamin Zander. He was the conductor for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 years. He is also a renowned music teacher with students from all over the world. Apart from his musical career he co-authored…
David Marquet about Leadership
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Turn the Ship Around! (or any other type of organization)

In my current engagement I came across the ideas of David Marquet, a captain in the US Navy with interesting ideas about leadership. He isn't the first articulating these kind of ideas but his context is unique as a nuclear submarine is an…
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The key to motivation: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

Career analyst Dan Pink has been looking at the science of human behavior. Particularly he looked at the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. His conclusion is plain and simple: we are doing something completely wrong! More than…
Thinking In New Boxes - Luc de Brabandere

Thinking In New Boxes – Luc de Brabandere

Recently I concluded an on-line course 'On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Great Philosophers'. The course was given by Luc de Brabandere, a professor at Ecole Central Paris and a fellow at the Boston Consultancy Group. During the course…
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First comes curiosity

Any corporation today has a rich portfolio of course material, a focused curriculum for each area of expertise and Training & Development support to guide their employees in becoming highly successful professionals. All prerequisites for…
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Innovation for Dummies: Systematic Inventive Thinking

For some Innovation is a form of creativity. A divine spark initiates some higher brain function kicking of inspirational images of new products and services. For those SIT may come as a shock. SIT stands for Systematic Inventive Thinking and…
Moonwalking With Einstein - Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer wrote a great book about memory. Moonwalking with Einstein talks about the (almost forgotten) art and science of remembering. Part of the story is about the way to improve your memory and easily remember vast amounts of data. The…