Cleantech has seen its share of high profile failures over the past year. The bankruptcy of solar cell company Solyndra has been the most public, but there are many others. This has led many to […]
Do Indonesians enjoy wine? Typical answer: No. Real answer: More and more. I traveled to Indonesia to check it out and spoke with local sommelier Yohan Handoyo. Yohan recently wrote The Secrets of Wine […]
Flying used to drain my energy. No more. Applying my own leadership from below principles to air travel I actually gain energy. How did I do it? Let me explain. See blog entry.
Direct referencing of specifications from global standards development organizations (fora/consortia), provided they satisfy transparency and openness criteria, is very positive for the ICT sector and makes the European Standardization System more competitive, flexible, and efficient. […]
The UK’s fresh IT policy oozes of goodness in that the whole document is permeated by a strong commitment to open standards and a balanced, clear view on open source. See my blogpost on The Openness […]
My wife tells me winery visits are not interesting for toddlers. I disagree. Wine trips are not only for connoisseurs, you can bring your spouse, brother, kid, parent or even your pet along. ...Every vacation should provide each participant non-wine, peak experiences, so anchor your trip in an independently attractive city that has options for the whole family. Family Wine Vacations
We all have dreams. Try dreaming of Provence. The terrain is stunning: hills, bushes and shrubs in green and ochre. Soft herbal smells of wild lavender, rosemary and thyme fill your nose. Winds surround you. TheMediterranean ocean is in front of you. Then there is wine. Dreaming of Wine in Provence.
I recently spoke to a group of Product Marketing students at KU Leuven, the famous and ancient university in Belgium. Despite my warnings that they were taller, smarter, and funnier than me and that there was no reason to think that I should give them advice, rather the reverse, they actually listened to me for almost an hour. via Beyond Leadership From Below.
Effective leadership of tomorrow will have little to do with formal position. Power will vary from project to project. Those who excel at sharing and pooling knowledge will win.