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The impact of autonomous vehicles

Posted by Riekes Beelen on March 23rd, 2017

In an earlier blog post I described the benefits and the promise of autonomous vehicles for individuals, organizations and society. The rise of autonomous vehicles will disrupt numerous industries. Some industries seem easy to indicate, while others are more speculative … Read more

Learnings from a corporate garage

Posted by Marc Plasmans on January 12th, 2017

Startups are often seen as cool, agile and innovative. Corporates, contrarily, are often viewed as slow, rigid and boring. So, what happens when corporates want to be more like startups? Well… they could start a corporate garage. In Steve Jobs’ … Read more

Dataclysm: Book Review

Posted by Doortje de Wiljes on December 31st, 2016

Dataclysm – What our online lives tell us about our offline selves By Christian Rudder Dataclysm is written by co-founder and president of American dating website OkCupid Christian Rudder. As such he has access to most if not all of the … Read more

Working from home has reached its peak

Posted by Niels Bergervoet on December 13th, 2016

In the western world we really like to work from home, more than 60% of companies in the EU have employees that work from home. And why not? It gives employees flexibility, saves the office money, and makes it possible … Read more

Should we use AI to automate everything?

Posted by Niels Bergervoet on November 22nd, 2016

In the last few weeks there were two pieces on how we as a mankind should be weary to give too much control to artificial intelligence (AI). One by the The Guardian and one by the director of the Rathenau … Read more

Scrum: Book Review

Posted by Niels Bergervoet on October 13th, 2016

The godfather of Scrum Jeff Sutherland, one of the godfathers of Scrum, wrote this book together with his son. And it is not meant for Scrum-experts, but for people who are new to this Agile methodology. And preferably don’t even … Read more

Labels: what you expect is what you get

Posted by Marcella van Coevorden on October 11th, 2016

We all have our expectations, labels and biases for different situations. However, we don’t always realise how these assumptions change our behaviour as well as the behaviour of the ones we’re making assumptions about. Bob Rosenthal, a renowned psychologist did … Read more

Did Social Media live up to the expectations?

Posted by Niels Bergervoet on October 11th, 2016

In 2010, Social Media was booming. Every respectable company or governmental organization needed a Twitter account, a Pinterest board and a social media department to contact customers. Social media consultants were advising companies in social media strategies and a congress … Read more

The Seventh Sense: Book Review

Posted by Niels Bergervoet on October 7th, 2016

Ramo’s The Seventh Sense is an absolute delight to read. It’s packed with historical references that make the book not only very entertaining, but also link the author’s thinking to the broader scheme of things. And which scheme of things … Read more

“Computer says no”

Posted by Marcella van Coevorden on October 6th, 2016

For my thesis I conducted interviews at a museum. Trying to find out what made the organisation and its employees tick I asked members of the Management Team to describe their institute to me. They looked at me as if … Read more