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In this blog there are some thoughts, which might appear to be complete. Some are in progress and might be finished. Some are research notes and keep getting update. And some might remain incomplete forever.

(c) 2019 T. E. Shaw / Rotterdam between Hotel New York and the Erasmus Bridge.

Internship in Rotterdam / Market Analysis and Marketing Plan

The workplace is in one of the coolest areas of Rotterdam, just next to Hotel New York, a couple of minutes by bike from the Erasmus bridge (c) 2019 T. E. Shaw Company Description Dun & Bradstreet is a business services company which offers information and insights about business data. Currently, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) […]

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How to (Re-)Start a Scrum

(Re-)starting a Scrum does not attract as much attention as running a Scrum, but can be tricky, especially on the level of end-to-end organisation of the business. In the last months I helped (re-)start Scrum in a major bank, in a couple of investment funds, and in a major fintech, and I would like to […]

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History of Computing

My view on the History of Computing. Mostly from talent scouting, talent management, inspirational and leadership point of view. I do not really have a one favourite individual in the History of Computing, but I have chosen Alan Turing as a title image for now. For his Turing Machine concept, which helps me getting things […]

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Kids and Talent / a continuous research

This is a continuous research topic, which is updated as I advance and find time to update it / last updated 2019-03-04 10:45 CET My interest in computers and software began at about age of 10 — the time when Apple II appeared. I wasn’t purely into the technology. I loved people and companies (companies […]

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Crew Composition vs Detailed Description of Processes

There is something you have probably seen many times, but never really thought of — — in the control room of a famous and critically important international institution there are no individual passwords. And the screens are not logged out when the operator moves away. The controls are vigorous and at the door. Once you […]

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Executive Leadership

True to my conviction that one should not learn business from business people, here’s a book on management written by a psychoanalyst. As you can see, my copy is more battered than a Bible — and I have read the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in three languages — and the reason for this is […]

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Learn to Type w/ 10 Fingers

If there is one piece of advise which I would give to every knowledge worker, that would be — learn to type w/ 10 fingers. On all keyboard layouts/in all languages you know. The number of people who cannot type w/ 10 fingers is staggering. This affects their ability to produce quality papers in a […]

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Learning Interpretation of Requirements from Bernstein and Gould

If you are tired of subject matter experts hammering Agile into your already hurting brain and you are thinking like Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method, that “there must be more than one hinge into the universe”, and especially if you like (or would like to try) some classical music — this Bernstein and Gould […]

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How to cook a crew?

How do you cook a crew? A dish, especially a dish, prepared to surprise and impress, is cooked following a recipe, containing special ingredients, combined in special steps, performed w/ an  extraordinary skill! There is a lot written and said about recruiting, which is the ingredients gathering. But little for after that. The most one […]

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Are you watching closely?

Several days ago a group of Japanese kids entered the Guiness Book of Records. Skipping rope. Two interesting things about it. One of the silver linings in The Prestige was the question: “Are you watching closely?” Watch the video above, if you haven’t already done so. Mesmerising, isn’t it? After you finish wondering if it […]

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