Do you know how to communicate to harvest ideas?

Apple, 3M and Google are prime examples of companies reaping the benefits of ideas generated by someone in their organisation. However, far too many companies still fail to benefit from the ideas of their staff. So how do you get colleagues to come forward with ideas they have for any area of the company? [...]

Crisis management – can you handle it?

The multitude of crisis management strategies do give the impression it’s almost impossible to manage disaster when it hits you. And the fact that huge companies like BP fail, contribute to making companies feel they are not up to the task. Of course they are. [...]

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. [...]