Paper or plastic? What you do believe lasts the longest? You may be surprised ...
Easy to use technology requires significant investment. This is less and less understood, but we should become more aware of it.
I don’t like paying taxes I have a confession to make: I don’t really like paying taxes. And I’m certain I’m not the only one. Each month, when my pay check arrives, I notice the difference between my gross and net salary. Living in Belgium, known for its elevated taxes, should have made me aware … Continue reading How governments can (and why they should) ensure right use of taxes
I’m sure you’ve heard this question before, in both personal and professional contexts: “Can you do this?” And the answer, most of the time, is obvious. It is a question as to capability (“Do you have the skills to do this?”) and capacity (“Do you have the time and/or the willingness to do this?”) Capability … Continue reading “Can” versus “Should”
A quick note on an excellent podcast show I recently discovered: Presentable. Episode 32 covered a conversation with Sarah B. Nelson, Program Architect at IBM, about the spaces we work in and how they influence creativity. If you are interested in this kind of thing, this was an interesting almost 50 minutes. I’m looking forward … Continue reading Presentable – “Designing the Space you work in”
The article in Extra Newsfeed is a must read in this day and age, especially given the current situation in the US. While not all of my friends agree (here’s looking at you, Alain!), I do believe that most people hold back from a reaction for fear of condemnation … for fear of not being … Continue reading About tolerance
As Belgians, we “enjoy” a significant level of taxation. And while I, as anyone, would like to pay as little taxes as possible, it is not the level of taxation which vexes me, but the often ineffective and inefficient way in which taxes are being used. In other words, I would mind paying taxes a … Continue reading What matters about taxes