I am not an artist. Far from it. But I can truly appreciate art of any kind when I encounter it. Now, the art I most appreciate is often written. And the books I read are usually accidental discoveries. I hear about them either through some of the blogs I read, or because I heard … Continue reading Just a suggestion for weekend reading
Via Shawn Blanc, whose excellent web-efforts such as The Sweet Setup are worth a look, and then some solid hours of browsing, this link to Jocelyn K. Glei’s interesting article on how to combat the reactiveness you introduce in your work yourself because of the way you manage your email inbox. Jocelyn states: All those … Continue reading Don’t let strangers walk unannounced through your email front door
This is a fork of the excellent document written bij Michael Lopp, aka Rands in Repose, which you can find here. It is titled “How to … Rands”, and the credit for the idea and a lot of the content is entirely his. The article is a sort of introduction on how to work with … Continue reading My manual
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
Simon Sinek wrote a wonderful book, called “Start with Why”, which you can read more about here. It has been a catalyst in a process of a couple of months where I had been working on defining a set of personal fundamentals. In case you are interested, you can read them here. Enjoy!
“If your path through life is not winding, it’s likely not very interesting.” I have no idea where I picked this one up, but the older I get, the more and more I realise how very true this statement is.
I’ve spent a significant part of my life working as an auditor for Big 4 companies, first at Andersen, then at Deloitte, and finally, after a stint at IMS Health, I ended my Big 4 internal auditing career at KPMG. One of the realities of Big 4 work is expense reporting. And let’s be honest, … Continue reading How I used to detest expense reporting and don’t any longer