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The impact of autonomous vehicles

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

Learnings from a corporate garage

Geplaatst door Niels Bergervoet 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’ … Lees meer

Working from Home has reached its Peak

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

Should we use AI to automate everything?

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

Scrum: Book Review

Geplaatst door Niels Bergervoet on October 13th, 2016

The godfather of Scrum Jeff Sutherland, the godfather 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 have an … Lees meer

Labels: what you expect is what you get

Geplaatst door 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 one we’re making assumptions about. Bob Rosenthal, a renowned psychologist did … Lees meer

Did Social Media live up to the expectations?

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

The Seventh Sense: Book Review

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

“Computer says no”

Geplaatst door 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 … Lees meer

The enablers of business agility

Geplaatst door Viktor de Keijzer on September 30th, 2016

Everybody is talking about agile, but mostly about Scrum and Kanban methods. For an organization to be truly agile, there are more factors to take into account. Organizations tend to measure their level of agility by the amount of agile … Lees meer