Star Wars Rogue One. True heroes die.

So there I was. All Coca Cola and popcorn.  A full day before the Belgians got a shot at it, I got to see Rogue One (tx Ilse Lambrechts!). Star Wars baby, but not as you used to know it.  Not the kind of Star Wars you’d dream up. Not the Walt Disney smooth Princess …

Pitch to win: blood on your wheels

How far would you go to win? How far do you need to go? How far is good enough? Every consultancy firm has a sacred fear of coming close second, to get the call that says “It was fabulous, we loved the team… but..”. The “but” that kills.  The “but” that tells you your competitors …

Better than the iPad: presenting “BOOK!”

An iPad after all?

One of the great things about the weekends is that I can cuddle in my favorite Corbusier long chair, with something mighty nice to drink,  John Coltrane’s melancholic saxophone through my Sony acoustic system…and something to read. While I spend my evenings and nights devouring novels and romans, my weekends are for catching up on …

The human gargoyle

There we were outside, overlooking a wonderful sunset over a well-known San Diego golf course. Three of us, simultaneously holding conversation, emptying starters and drinks, banging email over connected laptops while keeping an eye on the ever flashing blackberries. How do you keep two screens, a beer and a discussion going? The gargoyle scene from …

Follow me! (if you can :-))

I spend more time on the road than I care to compute. A formidastic part of my life seems to consist in trying to get from point A to point B while on point C yellow clad pointy haired entrepreneurs put obstacles on the road because they want to make it better. Or something. Too …

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Being a voracious reader, having a big brick of a book over the holidays was a good start.  And eat this, Harry Potter fans, Susannah Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell got me hooked for three days in a row. It deals with magic, dreamy written in a massive 19th-century -like tome. Clarke’s novel …

Condensing fact from the vapor of nuance

I just love it when people give me books. I just love books J. And I can judge people based on the books they choose: do they know me really well? I have a twisted mind and that reflects itself on my favorite reading list. One of the best books ever offered to me (tx …

Stardust

I have something with books. Since I was a little boy, I am fascinated by the stories and worlds that books are able to project. I read them, I collect them… I am pretty helpless and unhappy without them. People who like me, often offer me books… a sweet behavior that is encouragedJ.   When I …

Too much email? You’re an idiot!

Let me tell you a secret. I DO have a dark site. From time to time (when nobody is watching) I dive in a book on management techniques. See, I need to do some management myself, and that proves not always easy. So occasionally, I invest the odd dollar in a book that promises to …