The current day relevance of the French/Belgian organisational model

A lot has been written and said in the past couple of years about the French/Belgian initiative to “liberate” enterprises, in line with some of the ideas of people such as Ricardo Semler - whose books are quite an interesting read. An inspiring presentation - in French - about this is by Frédéric Lippi on … Continue reading The current day relevance of the French/Belgian organisational model

How the hospitality model saves the goose as well as its golden eggs

Contrary to some traditional pricing models where the party bringing in the traffic invoices initial traffic at a high price, decreasing as the volume mounts, hospitality pricing models have found an equilibrium in that they succeed in balancing the pressure to sell by the hotel chain - bringing in the traffic - with the pressure … Continue reading How the hospitality model saves the goose as well as its golden eggs

Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry

Vacation time is reading time. And I’ve built up quite a queue of Instapaper articles I needed to get through. As I was moving my archive to DevonThink, in order to be able to consult it quicker, I came across this quite old article by Clay Shirky. Titled “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”, Shirky explains … Continue reading Clay Shirky on newspapers or really any innovative industry