I’ve never been a huge fan of boundaries and how they divide things that should be connected, into separate entities (Yes, obviously, some boundaries are useful, but many of them are obstacles). It’s why I have always been intrigued by solutions and concepts that unite the arts, math, business, physics…

One of the reasons for Mastercard’s renowned innovation mindset and success is it’s intensive focus on permanent learning throughout the entire company. …

Steven Van Belleghem — CX thought leader

Quiet Service with General Stan McChrystal

I love this episode because it’s about optimism, positive leadership as well as the link between companies and the — seemingly — very different context of the army, where General Stanley McChrystal operates. The fact that Simon Sinek’s vision is thrown into the mix, only makes this episode all the…

And so, it’s only logical that business leaders of all levels understand what is exactly happening in the world and where it is heading, in order to make smart decisions about their employees, products, services, supply chain, marketing and every last aspect of their company.

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That’s why I wanted to…

“Do you have any idea how special you are?”

It was this bombastic quote from a Netflix series that made me realize how many of its original programming focuses on special and uniquely talented individuals, each of them rough diamonds in sea of mediocrity.

Just to give a few examples…

150. According to anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar that’s the maximum number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships. That number was actually inspired by Bill Gore, Founder of W.L. Gore (developer of waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex fabrics). He had figured out that once a factory…

A few weeks ago, McKinsey, one of the crown jewels of consulting, paid almost 600 million dollars and fired two partners in a settlement for claims that its advice to pharmaceutical companies contributed to the deadly opioid crisis. That’s a huge shift. It means that that type of middle men…

I want to talk about power. I know, we have been talking a lot about the growing power of Big Tech these days and their troubles in the US, Europe and even China. But I’m not going to write about antitrust. …

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In ancient Rome, Janus was the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. Fun fact: many people (as did I, until I wikipediad (is that even a word?) …

My favorite three pieces of content of the moment are about a world where reality and truth seem to have become options on a menu card — “I’ll have reality number two, please, with a side dish of 5G conspiracy.” — and trust a small print footnote.

The Reality Coup — Sander Duivestein

When I was…

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