Value Manifest

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. A nice saying, but what does this mean and firstly, what is culture? Mainly culture is about norms, values, behaviors and ethics. As a start you can write about your own values as an individual, proclaiming what you as a person find important. Next you might want to write aContinue reading “Value Manifest”

Faith – Hope – Love

Trade Necessity A long time ago when new transportation techniques emerged, it created new jobs like the traveling merchant and local trader. Where you could buy new and different products from other places then your own. There was a natural balance between the buyer and seller because goods or services were exchanged based on necessity.Continue reading “Faith – Hope – Love”

Location, Location, Location

The first location We lived and worked where the food was available by nature. Where your family and beloved ones belonged to a close(d) community. You only moved somewhere else if there was a real and functional need to leave. Communications was easy as your living and working space was in the same area. WeContinue reading “Location, Location, Location”

Failure is an option!

Failure is an integrated part of our business-life. During your endeavors you might encounter problems, but does this mean you failed? When a project did not finish successfully, or a product is not selling, does this mean you totally failed as a business-person? No, it might be a major setback but it’s not the endContinue reading “Failure is an option!”

Innovation by diversity

Diversity is about having different people in your team. This can function as a catalyst to drive innovation. Diversity is having many different elements in the mix, many different experiences, many different perspectives, many different skills. This diversity can be in personal perspective: talent, gender, culture, experiences and more. But also about collaborating with peopleContinue reading “Innovation by diversity”

Choose progress over innovation

Two buzzwords these days seem to be trending: innovation and start-up. Like every NEW development is the solution, the Holy Grail towards success. This new NEW is an external goal and has no foundation or relation to the quality of your own business-life.New things or innovations are per definition not the solution. And which problemContinue reading “Choose progress over innovation”

Business recycling

  In 2000 B.C. (Before Crisis) there were some good budgets available to start a new project. This could be for entering new markets, new product development, to have a new software system, or building a new meeting space. Basically a large part of these kind of projects started with the word “new”. Now we’reContinue reading “Business recycling”

Company culture is underrated

When we talk about cultural differences we tend to think about differences in national cultures. But being involved in several projects with people from different backgrounds and sectors, I noticed that even within one country, there are some cultural hurdles to overcome. Within a country differences migth occur based on regional heritage, religion, history, localContinue reading “Company culture is underrated”

Student Companies

As I’m active as a volunteer for the non-profit organization “Jong Ondernemen” (Young Entrepreneurship) I would like to share with you about the concept, of students running a company. This related to the topic that Entrepreneurship is for everyone. Jong Ondernemen offer programs for students to setup, run, and close a company during a 1 yearContinue reading “Student Companies”