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Life & Work (106)

Who Needs a Head Office?

Some years ago I was in a meeting with the marketing coordinator of a local office of Rabobank, one of the three big Dutch banks. They wa...

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Share Your Happy Stories

Do you have an interesting story to share about the pursuit of happiness among workers? On the new Happy Melly blog we have started publi...

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I’m Looking for Entrepreneurs and Leaders

I am glad to announce that Happy Melly One was officially registered this week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This legal entity will be t...

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A Lead-By-Example Business Network

The problem with practices is that bad practices are easy. When you create a standard business, it is deceptively easy to create one lega...

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Why I Won’t Take Your Call

It seems not a day goes by without people asking me if they can call me over Skype or phone. I always politely decline. Sorry, I don'...

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Where’s the End?

I’m on the train back home from Paris to Brussels. This is my last day “on the road” (or “in the air”) for this year. I have be...

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So You Think I’m Stupid?

I ordered a coke light (= diet coke) yesterday night in the hotel restaurant in Helsinki. But what they gave me was a glass with a liquid...

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“So, You Travel a Lot?”

Yes, I travel a lot. Almost as often as I answer that question. I just counted 210 days of travel this year (that’s almost 60% of my ti...

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Things I Should Do

I should meditate daily to increase my productivity. I should write a thank-you note every day to those who don’t expect it. I should w...

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I Promised Myself

I promised myself… I will only do things that I think will take less than 1 hour. I have worked on “tasks” such as “make new pres...

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New Social Media Icons

One of my favorite ways of procrastinating is creating irrelevant things that look nice. Just because I can. Changing the world can get b...

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Some Interesting Articles

It’s still vacation time, and I’m allowing myself some blog posts of a kind different from the usual fare. The people who follow me o...

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