The following is an almost verbatim copy of a paragraph from a great book, titled "So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish" by Douglas Adams, one of the finest writers in the English language, one who left us way too soon. The only thing I did was to replace "lizard(s)" by "billionaire(s)" ... “On … Continue reading About democracy, opportunity and privilege
In the absence of responsible politics and politicians, companies are coming more and more explicitly forward in their willingness to take up part of the role where the politicians show themselves to be absentee landlords. You can read pretty much any politics related article on this blog to understand how I feel about that lack … Continue reading The broader role of companies in our society
I’ve been blogging about my preferred use of my 2017 11 inch iPad Pro in the past. I really like to work as light as possible and with a minimum of tools. I want to be able to set up and go in less dan 2 minutes. My ideal set-up allows me to go anywhere … Continue reading My current iPad use cases and preferred applications
The same mistake as my neighbour Two days ago I was talking to one of my neighbours about learning to ride a horse. Both of us have been riding for a number of years, but neither of us started doing it as a child, contrary to our kids, who grew up riding horses. And during … Continue reading By force or by persuasion?
In January 2018 I wrote about my Trello set-up. Based on a question on Twitter by Daniel C Berman, who inquired as to the state of my Trello use, I felt I had to update this post. But rather than just updating the post, it actually made sense to describe my entire productivity system. Because … Continue reading Revisiting my Trello set-up
A good feeling on Fridays My Fridays are usually dedicated to processing all the to do’s gathered during a week of meetings and 121’s as well as to deep work, work for which I need my full concentration. And I often do this from the comfort of my home office, avoiding traffic, starting very early … Continue reading Is the race to the bottom the only race in town?
Even if you speak the same language Here is a lesson I only learned a little while ago … you don’t just need to be aware of the fact that people around you don’t necessarily think like you, you also need to adapt the way you express yourself to really connect with them and make … Continue reading Take your time to develop your thoughts in someone else’s words