A walk on the wild side for sick kids

  It’s one of those moments that you think at the time, “that’s a great idea”. So when I learned that Yorkhill Children’s Foundation (a sick children’s charity close to my heart) had become one of the beneficiaries of the Kiltwalk, I suddenly found myself signing up to walk 42 km. In April (Sunday 21st…

Disrupting media

TV advertising is big business. Billions of euros are spent annually to convince us to buy a particular company’s products or services. But viewers are getting fed up with the disruption and services such as on-demand or time-shifting are giving the consumer more tools to skip the adverts. But without advertising, there would be no…

Noughties the exposés Generation?

Has Google’s new “unified privacy policy” highlighted changing “generational” attitudes towards what’s considered public and private? Google has created a huge furor with the implementation of its new unified privacy policy; linking signed in users from one Google account to multiple Google services. This, in effect, will customize search engine results and advertisements further to…

Do you network with confidence?

Does the thought of networking make you break into a sweat? Feel intimidated by unfamiliar faces? Here are some tips that will help you feel comfortable, radiate professional strength and confidence and establish valuable business connections all in one. Good luck at your next event! No one is out of your league If you are…

Pyramidion’s got talent

If you’re looking for a team exercise that boosts creativity and inspires people to think about each other’s talents, then we have a great idea for you. At a recent Pyramidion training, we asked teams to develop out-of-the-box business proposals that would use everyone’s personal talents. The results were literally ‘out of this world’, and…

So you think you know what the IOT is?

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)? That seemed to be the question on everyone’s lips at the IOT event at High Tech Campus, on 6 June 2012. Is it going to be lots of vertical proprietary networks run by utility companies, healthcare providers and the like? Or are we about to see an amazing…

Screw it, just do it!

What makes a successful entrepreneur? Sir Richard shared his top tips in an interview session organized by FlandersDC and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre organized at the Stadschouwburg in Antwerp. Sir Richard talked with local entrepreneurs about many aspects of being a successful entrepreneur. The following are just a few of the topics he touched…

Doing the (g)rounds at Intermat

1350 exhibitors, an exhibition area the size of 75 football fields and just a couple of hours to get a feel for what goes on in the industry. How do you manage that? Focus, I’d say. So with this year’s show theme ‘energy efficiency and sustainable productivity’ I focused my efforts on what companies are…