The Change League Community: embrace change together

End of 2016 we officially kicked off the Change League Community, a network of like-minded people, embracing change together. This initiative, organized by several attendees of the BNP Paribas Fortis Change League trip to Silicon Valley in 2015, has the ambition to bring together like-minded business people who want to get to the future first and …

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The three (f)laws of robotics

The flaws of robotics

Ideas to keep in mind as the AI-ce Age thaws. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long lived in the recesses of our subconscious with an almost relentless half-life that allows the principle to remain vivid and potent even after countless false dawns over the last 70 years. This is likely to do with our cultural fascination with …

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4 business lessons we can learn from the Crazy Ones

4 business lessons we can learn from the crazy ones

As published on Switch & Shift on August 23, 2016. I grew up in a world that was dominantly linear. By just looking in the rear-view mirror I replicated what I saw to craft my own future. My dad studied Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Antwerp, so I simply copied what he did …

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Great Leaders Aren’t Superheroes: They Create Them

GREAT LEADERS AREN’T SUPERHEROES: THEY CREATE THEM

As published on Switch & Shift on July 26, 2016. Superheroes have appeared on our television screens since the 1950s with Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and The Six Million Dollar Man becoming part of our cultural heritage. They protect the world from evil forces and fight for the good of society, …

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5 things most people get wrong about business loyalty

5 things most people get wrong about business loyalty

As published on Switch & Shift on June 16, 2016. Throughout most of history, loyalty has been regarded as one of the most precious things in life. In business, there is nothing more basic to success than having loyal customers and employees. It brings emotional stability, drives lifetime value and reduces transactional costs. Frederick Reichheld …

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Four elements to survive in a changing world

The world is changing, rapidly and fundamentally. Several economic, ecological, technological and demographic trends are reinforcing each other and have a ginormous impact on our society and on the business world. Technological evolutions are at the heart of those changes. The different innovation waves are following each other in ever quickening succession and force companies …

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You should apply the IKEA Effect to your business

IKEA effect

As published on Switch & Shift on April 6, 2016. When was the last time you put together an IKEA furniture unit? Chances are it was not that long ago, as no fewer than 545 million people visited an IKEA store and 217 million copies of their catalog were distributed globally last year. IKEA became the …

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The emergence of a new breed of entrepreneurs

The emergence of a new breed of entrepreneurs

As published on Switch & Shift on Thursday February 4, 2016. We live in exciting yet challenging times. To highlight just one number that makes most business people sweat: retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers recently shared his belief that 40 percent of the great companies we admire today will no longer exist just 10 years from …

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Consumers are as predictable as the weather

Consumers are as predictable as the weather

Most international blog experts agree: 2015 turned out to be the year of the big data hangover. Every year we generate about as much new data as the total data mass produced by humankind ever before. We evolved from big data to exponential data and our human brain (let alone our human organizations) really no …

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