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

Our merchants are still dying on Flanders Fields

UPDATE: rewritten and adapted the title to integrate more properly some of the ideas of Prof. Dr. Peersman's study. Opening statement: as goes for all the articles on this blog, this article represents my personal views and only my views. It does not, in any way, represent a view of any of my former or … Continue reading Our merchants are still dying on Flanders Fields

The relevance of a thesis for a master class in post-graduate education

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

The difference between a millionaire and a billionaire

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

Manage how you feel (Twitter Masterclass)

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)