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Always think Attack - what does self-defense have to do with management

Some years ago, I assisted Ignace Van Doorselaere with the creation of his book "Always Think Attack, street fighting techniques for managers". This project allowed me to combine my professional knowledge with my activities as a self-defense…
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HBDYWI... How bad do you want it?

How bad do you want it? It’s a question you need to ask yourself before taking up anything. How bad do you want to get ahead? How bad do you want that promotion, that job? How bad do you want to get (back) in shape? Are you willing to do…
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One more argument against multitasking

We may think we multitask, but in reality we switch-task, and it's not doing us any good, according to an article at HBR.   The author of the article stopped multitasking, and discovered six things: First, it was delightful. Second,…
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Excellence is a habit

Six keys to being excellent. We are what we repeatedly do. If you want to be really good at something, it's going to involve relentlessly pushing past your comfort zone, along with frustration, struggle, setbacks and failures. Here is some…
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Personal social media strategies

Harvard Business Review has an interesting article on personal social media strategies. The first example in the article really drives it home. Even if you don't have a social media strategy yourself, or are not active on social media, others…
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Gamedesign… it’s come a long way since Pong and PacMan.

Amazing how the gaming industry has evolved over the past years. Below is a part of the making of the new Call of Duty Black Ops by Treyarch.

World statistics

I don't really believe their "updated in real time" claim, but still, interesting yet scary figures are to be found on the World statistics site (link here).
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Passing through China

Well, I'm not exactly passing through China, but rather visiting Shanghai for the Intel Developer forum. It's an interesting city, and with a population of 18 million people there are actually more people living there than in my own country.…
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Will we be matched by machines by 2029?

Tagging on my previous post on "shift happens", ever serious site BBC Machines states that machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029. And we'll be having nanobots inside our bodies.Click here for the full article.
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Shift happens

.. and it is still happening. At an ever increasing pace. Check out the presentation. | View | Upload your own"Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational power of the human brain." I'm especially…