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

Government’s role as a stakeholder to administrations and agencies

As with some of the articles published in the past week, I've rewritten an article I wrote in 2009. I am trying to integrate all articles from the past into this blog, rewriting them where that appears necessary. I am very surprised at how relevant it still feels, reading this more than three years after … Continue reading Government’s role as a stakeholder to administrations and agencies

How Valve gets the new economy: treat your employees as the adults they can be

In a blog post about how Valve operations are significantly different from other environments he had worked for, Michael Abrash made some very astute observations about how our current creative economy is significantly different from anything that went before. He states: "almost all the value was in performing a valuable creative act for the first … Continue reading How Valve gets the new economy: treat your employees as the adults they can be

The opposite of a bad system – an internal auditor’s perspective

The opposite of a bad systemI recently read this statement, and I can't remember where I read it. It goes "The opposite of a bad system isn't chaos. It's a good system." The statement got me thinking about the fallacy inherent in the current thinking about the crisis and lessons learned from the internal audit … Continue reading The opposite of a bad system – an internal auditor’s perspective