international

Get the energy to succeed!

You can’t hide lack of energy and motivation since it’s evident from how you carry yourself. Sit down somewhere and watch people walking and you will quickly notice whose got what it takes and who hasn’t. How are you going to be able to move forward and create new beginnings if you don’t have it? Who would hire or do business with someone without the drive and energy to succeed? [...]

Are you a great leader?

Have you got what it takes to be a successful leader? Do you have impact and influence to achieve your career ambitions in today’s competitive environment? Devote 16 minutes to watch Harvard Business School’s Linda Hill and executive Kent Lineback ‘s advice and insight which will enable you to assess yourself [...]

Holiday Reading: Will JFK & Jackie always be icons?

The release of what Jackie Kennedy recorded on tape 47 years ago became headline news all over the world . Seems that people are always going to be fascinated about the Kennedys and the mystery surrounding them. [...]

Shifting wealth of nations – what is overlooked

Needless to say the world is focusing on China and India due to its huge populations as well as rapidly rising economies and middle classes. Correct if you look at the amount of people. But by looking at the issue that way we overlook a very potent and prosperous group of people. [...]

Holiday Reading – James Bond to the rescue?

Sometimes when I read the news it seems like a script to a new James Bond movie. Dr No is at it again with a 300,000 strong cyberarmy whose only purpose is to get into other countries secret networks. And Blofeld, or maybe Goldfinger, is helping countries deceive their citizens as well as an entire continent. [...]

Are we addicted to safety?

Many Europeans are cushioned from conception to death. The side effect is that people believe the government will protect them against everything and stop thinking for themselves. If we don’t want a future society filled of people that have to be taken care of it’s time for governments and the European Union to step back and let people use their judgement about what’s safe and what’s not. [...]

Urbanization – Mega trend for the future?

Every day about 180,000 people move into cities. Add to that that half the world’s population already live in cities and it’s obvious that urbanization is one of the mega trend for the new decade. Needless to say this has an enormous impact on what we consume because urban consumers are more daring, liberal, tolerant, experienced and prone to trying out new products and services. [...]