The missing middle – a socially conscious, green liberal platform

Introduction The recent elections in Belgium and in Europe have clearly shown a strong divide within the European population which appears more and more to be an expression of a profound insecurity, even fear for the future, and a lack of trust in the current political class with the European voters. If we look at … Continue reading The missing middle – a socially conscious, green liberal platform

Trust, but verify

Ronald Reagan and the Belgian law dealing with subsidy conditions Ronald Reagan used this old Russian proverb (“Doveryai, no proveryai”) when referring to his relationship with the Russians in the context of the nuclear disarmament in the 1980’s. In essence, the proverb refers to the understanding that any agreement needs to be accompanied by some … Continue reading Trust, but verify

Consulting commoditization – a follow-up

I just discovered this article by Garrett Gitchell on his Horizontal Change blog. It mentions an article I've written a while back and provides a set of highly relevant comments in reaction. The site provides good, concise and wonderfully opinionated (I should recognize opinionated when I see it, right) writing on consulting and other interesting … Continue reading Consulting commoditization – a follow-up

Apple’s maturity – Ubiquitous and imperceptible interoperability

I am assuming (most) analysts are not stupid A lot has been said about the markets' reaction to Apple's financial statements for the past quarter. It's quite interesting and even a bit baffling if you take in account that this is one of the most successful companies ever, if not the most successful. And yet, … Continue reading Apple’s maturity – Ubiquitous and imperceptible interoperability