It’s quite interesting to see that more and more master classes in post graduate education chose not to “impose” a thesis subject on their students. We’ve moved away from it in the context of the Master class Internal Audit at the Antwerp Management School as well. But in retrospect, I’m absolutely convinced we shouldn’t have. … Continue reading The relevance of a thesis for a master class in post-graduate education
A policy and its translation into legislation aims to establish a framework which provides a way for a government to influence - and often to direct - the behaviour of its people. This is a core function of government. If you want to read more about that, read "Seeing like a State" by James C. … Continue reading Directive versus coercive policies
When discussing equality and the 1% versus the 99%, the discussion often turns to the billionaire and what a billionaire represents. I’ve always considered, and still do, a millionaire to be a rich person. And a billionaire an even richer person. But do we actually completely understand the difference between rich and even richer? We … Continue reading The difference between a millionaire and a billionaire
There are many ways to make yourself feel miserable. Watching the news or following the wrong people on Twitter may do the trick, pushing you into a spiral of negative feelings. But you are defined by the people you surround yourself with. That includes the people you surround yourself with via your social media accounts. … Continue reading Manage how you feel (Twitter Masterclass)
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” - The Usual Suspects Administrative burden reduction is an initiative taken by quite a few governments, many of them in the EU, including the EU itself, which aims to reduce the costs of compliance with laws and regulations for citizens and … Continue reading The burden of your political convictions
A very short post on this dreary Sunday in Belgium, with too much grey in the sky and way too much wind … Neil Gaiman at his South-by-Southwest keynote: “finish your projects. You will learn more from finishing something than from beginning it. After it's done you can fix it, but you can't fix something … Continue reading Wise words from wise authors
Short one today, working on a longer article on coercive versus directive policies, but this tweet is something to consider. A teacher had her class log all the social media and other notifications their devices sent them during one single period. Think about what we are exposing ourselves to. Here it is again, that link.