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Grexit is a threat, not a choice.

By forcing Greece to accept their terms or leave the euro, leaders of wealthy eurozone nations want to prevent European democracies from stopping their austerity agenda, analysts say. In this interpretation, European leaders are intent on creating a political crisis that will drive Greece’s left-wing government from power, thus making it known from Spain to Ireland that resistance is futile.

Geschreven door Daniel Marans en Ryan Grim. Gelezen bij The Huffington Post

If the leader is alone

Some questioned the introduction of the motorhome even before the UCI banned it, wondering if it would threaten the bond and camaraderie among riders. If the leader is alone out in the RV and his teammates are all in the hotel bonding and sharing their experiences, how can the leader socialize meaningfully with his teammates?

Ploegsport en de metafoor die het kan vormen voor bedrijven. Gelezen bij Business Insider.

If the laissez-faire attitude were anything other than an act of faith

If the laissez-faire attitude of an entirely deregulated free market were based on the laws of nature and had some scientific value, if it were anything other than an act of faith pronounced by the champions of ultraliberalism, it would have stood the test of time. But it hasn’t, since its unpredictability and the abuses it has permitted have led to the financial crises with which we are only too familiar.

Woorden van Georges Soros. Gelezen bij via Salon.com.

To Apple, Love Taylor

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.

Geschreven door en gelezen bij Taylor Swift

The world’s best de-motivational speech

(Steve Jobs) stood in front of us and yelled at us, told us that we should be mad at each other, said we could have done a staggered launch and complained that we didn’t even try to do all the things that we (…) had been begging to do. It was the world’s best de-motivational speech.

De zoveelste ex-apple werknemer hangt een ander beeld op van Steve Jobs. Op Medium deze keer.

Als je de manier van werken wilt veranderen…

Als je de manier van werken wilt veranderen, dan moet je je hele organisatie veranderen. (…)  je beslissingsprocessen veranderen, zodat die minder gecentraliseerd worden. Zodat mensen gedurende een bepaalde tijd aan bepaalde projecten kunnen werken. En zodat het veiliger wordt om te falen. Maar mijn vrees is dat het niet die lessen zijn die getrokken worden. Omdat ze zo moeilijk zijn

Woorden van Peter Hinssen. Neergeschreven door Wouter Van Driessche in alweer een fijne reeks van De Tijd.

Wat is creativiteit?

Inspiratie, creativiteit… wat betekent het. Het zijn faculteiten die je aanscherpt en koestert. Mijn hoofd staat nooit stil, in de observatie. Daar put je uit. Daarnaast heb je wat ik ‘métier’ noem, de geruststelling dat je op eender welk moment in staat bent om het kunstje te herhalen.

Woorden van Guido Everaert. Gelezen op de website van Creative Ville.