Happiness is relative – but money helps

As some of my readers know, I am a frequent visitor to the website http://www.visualcapitalist.com. It offers a tremendous amount of information in a very easily digestible manner: Smart visualizations. Most recently I have stumbled upon this graphic: I like to be very careful with definitions about such basic terms as "happiness" and especially with … Continue reading Happiness is relative – but money helps

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Drama is all around

For anyone who was thinking that 2019 would offer some political stability and economic recovery, the year started pretty awful. Let's take a look: Brexit - everything hints at a total disaster with the UKs decision to leave the EU. We can expect high market volatility and a lot of insecurity on how an unorganised … Continue reading Drama is all around

2019 – Drop the resolutions!

Yes, you read right. The new year started but we don't do the resolution stuff. We start the year with serious targets. Today is the 6th of January, so the 1st week is almost gone. This means that we have roughly another 51 weeks to meet our own, ambitious but still realistic expectations on 2019. … Continue reading 2019 – Drop the resolutions!

2018 in retrospect

So this is it. Tomorrow is Christmas, and only a week later we will already be saying "goodbye" to 2018 and "hello" to 2019. I will be working - a lot - over the next 10 days, so let me write my last words on this blog for 2018 today. Obviously, since the blog is … Continue reading 2018 in retrospect

Why a beautiful office matters

I have been working abroad, in developing countries, for a couple of years now. All the hotels I worked at were luxurious 5 star properties, and only my current hotel is in a slightly lower 4 star category. But almost all the hotels had (and still have) one thing in common. Their back-office areas tend … Continue reading Why a beautiful office matters