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  • 10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 9 – Diversity is the best way to succeed.

    September 21, 2019 by

    Ok, this is a topic highly promoted mostly in the so called “multinational companies”. And at some points I would truly agree that indeed diversity can bring a big added value to any business. While the traditional notion of workplace diversity may refer to representations of various races, genders and religious backgrounds, today’s concept of… Read more

  • 10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 7 – The best plan always wins.

    September 12, 2019 by

    This is again something that many managers think so. They really thing that THE BEST PLAN ALWAYS WINS. Sometimes I just stay alone and ask myself, why the business world and (not only) is ruled by so many incompetent people which are easily promoted in management position without having done anything remarkable, except the fact… Read more

  • 10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 4 – People need feedback.

    September 2, 2019 by

    No they don’t. It’s exactly the opposite = People DON’T NEED FEEDBACK. This is again something worth to be discussed.I am 100% sure that everyone of you at least 1 time per year give a feedback at work (either to evaluate someone’s performance in the same team or to evaluate someone from another team ). … Read more

  • 10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 1 – People Have Potential

    August 28, 2019 by

    I must admit that after working in industry for some years and seeing how companies work I can perfectly understand why many of them fail in business, some are failing dramatically. Or let’s say they literally go bankrupt. Why ? well… that’s very oblivious for me, I have no doubt that it’s due to huge incompetence… Read more

  • WAAROM IS JOU BAAS MEESTAL EEN IDIOT? [DEEL 2]

    August 27, 2019 by

    Dit gebeurt meestal wanneer je baas uit een andere cultuur komt dan jouwe en duidelijk hij denkt dat wat in zijn land van herkomst werkt, werk ook in het nieuwe land waar hij verhuisd is. Daarnaast gebeurt ook wanneer je baas geen internationale leidende ervaring heeft en natuurlijk hij spreekt niet de taal van jouw… Read more

  • IN YOUR BUSINESS APPLY DESIGN THINKING AND NOT QUALITY ASSURANCE.

    August 25, 2019 by

    Let’s see why Design Thinking is much more important than any other criteria in the development of new products. And this is applicable in any kind of product you create. Considering my experience in engineering, I will take in this case: the engineering approach. I am working in automotive industry for some years and now… Read more

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS RISING AND PEOPLE WILL BECOME MORE CREATIVE.

    August 24, 2019 by

    THE CORPORATION WHICH DON’T BRING NEW  INNOVATIVE  PRODUCTS  ON THE MARKET WILL BE EXTERMINATED. ONLY THE PERFORMING ONES WILL THRIVE. Beware, this is becoming reality. Indeed Artificial Intelligence is rising and it is happening fast, it is just under our nose right now. We are already living in the future, exactly as we imagined some… Read more

  • WAAROM IS JOU BAAS MEESTAL EEN IDIOT?

    August 20, 2019 by

    De beste antwoord is: omdat hij ZELFVERZEKERD is. Ik kan bevestigen dat tenminste in automotive bedrijven is meestal zo. Dus, om de vraag op een andere manier te stellen: Waarom incompetentie in management tegenwoordig erg groot in bedrijven aanwezig is, en niemand praat erover? Nou…Dit is eenvoudig omdat zelfverzekerdheid vermomd als competentie is. In dit… Read more

  • WHY MOST LEADERS NEED TO SHUT UP AND LISTEN?

    August 18, 2019 by

    This is not something new. Everyone in a working class today knows what I am talking about. Just type on Google „my boss is“ and immediately the following auto-complete options pop up : „crazy“, „mean“, „incompetent“, „ a control freak“, “bulling me to quit “ and so on. There are also a lot of opinions… Read more

  • ZELFRIJDENDE AUTO’S ZIJN NIET KLAAR OM NAAR BOVEN TE COMEN. WAAROM? WAT ZIJN DE HUIDIGE OBSTAKELS?

    August 17, 2019 by

    Zoals ik al zei in mij vorige berichten, de technologie is nog niet volwassen genoeg. Er zijn grote obstakels die moeten worden gebroken.Dus Ik zal over hen in dit bericht praten. TECHNISCHE OBSTAKELS VOOR ZELFRIJDENDE AUTO’S Zelfrijdende auto’s vereisen een redundante camera, radar en lidar (wat lijkt op radar voor lichtgolven, om het vermogen om… Read more

  • WAAR KOMEN DE ROBOTAUTO’S HET EERST?

    August 17, 2019 by

    De beste manier om de zelfrijdende wereld te begrijpen, is door niet te vragen Wanneer deze aankomt, maar Waar?. En Hoe? En Voor Wie? Ondanks de grote spelers die waggelen over tijdlijnen voor zelfrijdende auto’s, hebben de afgelopen maanden alleen al grote ontwikkelingen doorgemaakt. Amazon investeerde in Aurora in een waarschijnlijke weddenschap op autonome pakketlevering.… Read more

  • SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE THERE _ But Still Away For A While.

    August 16, 2019 by

    In the last let’s say 2 years this subject is intensely debated. Everybody is in a hurry to predict very optimistic dates by when the self-driving cars will be available.  The idea of having autonomous cars is actually a fantastic one and  it will entirely change the lifestyle of humans on planet earth. In a… Read more

  • The future hiring processes will be conducted by robots.

    August 14, 2019 by

    Artificial Intelligence is really skyrocketing. The progress in this area is incredible fast. A lot of today job demands will be strongly diminished and some of them will  be even completely extincted and replaced by algorithms used by Artificial Intelligence.  We are today at a stage where AI can be compared with a new born… Read more

  • HOW MUCH IS YOUR SALARY ?

    August 14, 2019 by

    When your friends are living in another country with different living standards  or even in the same country but in different cities, when the discussion about your job pops up, in many cases people ask you this question.  It doesn’t matter too much for many, if you are working on something  truly revolutionary or just… Read more

  • The cost of inefficient travel processes – BUSINESS TRIPS

    August 12, 2019 by

    I just want to write something about this topic which is very common in many organizations/companies . I am talking about BUSINESS TRIPS. I’ve have seen and done a lot of such activities during my professional career in engineering. But to be honest, to do a business trip to your customers or supplier can generate… Read more

  • Hoeveel talen spreek je?

    July 27, 2019 by

    Dit is een normaale vraag in België. We vragen dit de hele tijd aan een nieuwkomer. Wij zijn een van de landen met de meeste poliglots ter wereld. Veel belgen spreken vloeiend tenminste 2 talen. We hebben 3 officiële talen (nederlands, frans en duits). Maar het meest gesproken zijn het nederlands en het frans (Nou….… Read more

  • Will the Artificial Intelligence ever replace or drastically reduce the number of recruiters in order to improve the hiring process? Well sooner or later that will happen for sure.

    July 26, 2019 by

    I know is too early to talk about this idea, but for sure we are going in that direction. And honestly I can’t wait to see it happening. When people in general go to an interview to get a job they are very much loaded with emotions and still on the way to the interview… Read more

  • When you travel from the EUROPEAN UNION to the U.S.A. make sure you already have 3 important things in your pocket : VISA, Plug Adapter and Money ( Credit Card or $ Cash)

    July 24, 2019 by

    This is serious thing. Yes, for those Europeans which don’t know and plan to travel for the first time in the U.S.A. you must be sure in advance you already have those 3 mandatory things with you. 1.Visa. 2. A Plug Adapter and 3. Money. Let me take them one by one.1. VISA – well… Read more

  • America is not so “Great” as Trump says.

    July 24, 2019 by

    I was thinking for a while to write about this. But before to start let me say that my travel to the U.S.A. is always a relief, it’s a place where I feel that I belong. Even if I don’t live there for the moment I have the American mindset. But I believe in “American… Read more

  • Het verschil tussen België en Nederland

    July 23, 2019 by

    Ik zou beter moeten schrijven over de gelijkenis tussen de 2 landen, omdat de verschillen veel zijn. Maar ik zal nog steeds 2 gelijkenis vermelden. 1.De officiële gelijkenis is dat beide het Nederlands als nationale taal hebben 🙂 . 2.Beide landen zijn koninkrijken. Maar nu op dit punt kan ik al beginnen over het verschil… Read more

  • G.B. , U.K. or just simply England?

    July 22, 2019 by

    Now I would like to say something about my trip to London from 1 year ago. That was a very pleasant stay, I did it during my Christmas Holiday and the New Years Eve (2017-2018). London is really wonderful. (well except the fireworks in the New Year’s Eve, when is a complete chaos around the… Read more

  • Airbnb.com vs. Booking.com

    July 21, 2019 by

    Usually during the summertime I like to travel. Well… I travel anyway during the year but my favourite season is summer :-). My summerholiday is the longest one during the year so I plan it well in advance. July-August and sometimes September is the best time because the weather is in general good wherever I… Read more

  • Welcome to the future

    July 20, 2019 by

    I am still exploring this online web tool provided by WordPress and I realize how amazing the technology is. I’ve have created my blog in 5 minutes, very easy thing to do. If I look back in the past but not very long time ago, the idea to create a blog online and just share… Read more

  • Welcome to My Blog

    June 25, 2019 by

    This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde.

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