One of the most interesting aspects of any crisis is to observe how people react to it. How does the media report on it? How do politicians act? What does your company do? What are the actions of your business partners, competitors, and colleagues? For me personally, it is most interesting to observe how friends … Continue reading About conspiracy theories
The year is coming to an end, and despite all the chaos around the globe, it wasn't a bad year after all. No financial crisis, no armed conflicts on a global scale. Considering all the projections from 2018 it could have been much worse. I feel like this year passed way too quickly and personally, … Continue reading 2019 wasn’t too bad
Among the many jobs that emerged popular in recent years are those of the so-called influencers. Individuals who can motivate others through engaging online content. They encourage others to visit destinations, and to purchase products or services. As an influencer you can either get paid directly by the party which engages you in promoting their … Continue reading Can I earn money with ads on my blog?
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
I don't really remember where I read this quote, but it's so accurate and so much matching my way of thinking, that I really felt like needing to write about it. Everyone is a nobody to somebody. Why do I consider this important for this blog? The truth is that nobody cares about who you are... … Continue reading Everyone is a nobody to somebody
I don't know about you, but when I was significantly younger, a year felt like a very long time. Christmas was always so far away, the time to my next birthday always seemed to never pass and my parents always looked the same. They didn't seem to get older. Today, at the age of 38, … Continue reading Counting Weeks
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
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!
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
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