Category Archives: Society

Goals and strategy

The week began with an enlightening lecture by Geert Hofstede, who returned to deliver a message on business goals for the 21st century to a packed out lecture hall of around 600 students and staff – at least 100 people … Continue reading

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Migration irony

This week (rather last week – posting get a little delayed) my work involved reviewing an interesting text: the new Dutch Immigration Law. The rules and regulations applying to non-Dutch citizens residing in the Netherlands are getting tighter. This can … Continue reading

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New king greeted with enthusiasm?

Today we have a new king in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is a ‘sea of orange’, the whole country has become ‘one huge orange party’, say the press. Yet in this corner of the country it takes some effort to detect … Continue reading

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Unpackaging frustrations

A quarter of a year has gone by since the last post, and if I wait until I have time to write the usual length, then it will probably be another quarter or more. So here’s a quick groan. Packaging: … Continue reading

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Eccentricity, a 5.55% necessity for 2012

What to make of 2012? Well, if you listen to economists, journalists, media people, even bloggers, we’re in for a tough time. Last year, comparatively, was a piece of cake. Not if you were one of the people thrown out … Continue reading

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