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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The future is not Apple, Google or Microsoft. The future will be people today no one knows.

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Girls and Boys (an Empiric Study)

Recognising the strengths of each group and person, and striving for the best mix is the Haute école of education—and a core component of inclusion.

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Agile

This will be a continuously updated article, last updated on 2019-10-27. I am stunned every time Agile is debated. The Agile Manifesto was in 2001. The talent I scout hasn’t been born in 2001. Those who went to university in 2001 are now in their 40s. Ward Cunningham was 52 in 2001. I went to […]

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Wear those headphones!

“People who know our music, they know who you are. They’ve been in the dark room, they know you better than your best friend, because you don’t sing like that to your best friend, you don’t sing in their ear.” Bono on Bono If you learn business from business, you will not get far. You […]

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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

I have been exploring the topic of kids and talent for decades.

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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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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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