Trump’s inconvenient truth: Rule the social sentiment, rule the world

We’ve all seen the polls. On Brexit. On Trump. We quoted them, they were on our TV screens. They were headlines in our most thorough news channels. And they were all dead wrong. Europe woke up earlier this year with a burning headache, and a cornerstone of the EU that voted to go solo again. …

Dear Tara, happy 2017

Dear Tara, While you gently snore in your magic kingdom, there is just a couple of hours left in this old year. You turned it for me into a year of tender happiness. Your first little words. Your wonderful smile. Your incredible sense of humour. Your tender warmth. I’m amazed every single day how you …

Princess Leia, the girl in the golden bikini

Strictly the only sign of aging I can detect, is that my youth heroes start falling like dominos. I cannot blink an eye, or there is one gone. The bizarre thing is, I only detect the impact these people had on my life, when they lay down their head for the last time. It’s kind …

2016: the year of hyper-times and disruption

2016 was a year of controversies, big data, big fail. A year of hope, progress, solutions. A year of crazy dreams, astonishing technology come true. A year of inventing, pushing boundaries and dreams. 2016 gave us faster access, virtual reality, better medicine, robots everywhere and a worried workforce. 2016 pushed Artificial Intelligence to uncomfortable heights, …

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 …

Happy mistress day.

I know I’ve said this before. It’s a yearly rant. I am truly sorry. But it’s only getting worse. There is a day for absolutely freaking everything these days. I cannot open my computer, or people will be shooting at me with all kinds of reflective pieces of wisdom, smartly connected to whatever the flavor-of-this-particular …

2016: I am, (and I always will be) Je suis Charlie…

One year ago, with deadly precision, the satirists of Charlie Hebdo were shot. Kalashnikovs tried to destroy the very fundamentals of my universe: the power of words, ideas and images. Ironically, this very act of senseless fanatic stupidity made the French magazine more illustrious than ever before, and killing its cartoonists made them instantly immortal …

The Battle for Social World Domination: The Stacks : taking over your life

How do you get absolute control? That quest for world domination has been around for a couple of millennia. There are ways: become a dictator, a Kaiser, a God, Charlie Sheen, President of the United States or start a religion. But there are other ways. 5 big companies are silently plotting their ways to world …

Happy 2015. If heaven can wait, so can email.

I wish you a marvelous 2015. Make it count. Do what you want to do, achieve what’s on your list. Be happy, content, adventurous, loyal,  smart, thoughtful, patient. Take time for your loved ones, for nature, for friends, for contemplating… and for you. I wish you luck, health, star dust, tender moments, wild nights, fruitful …

Social Media : ROI or RIP, yes, but by measuring what?

The question still pops up: what is the ROI of Social Media? It gives me slight nausea, tingling toes and a mighty nagging headache. Because the question is so wrong. What is the ROI of the internet? Of TV? Of electricity? Of reading a book? Meeting someone at a network event?  Gary Vaynerchuk  puts it …