The rice experiment

‘Water responds to your feelings.’ I first heard this about 5 years ago, but I didn’t know whether I believed it or not. My environment said it was not true. Impossible, not scientific… But nobody had tested it. Seems like dangerous testing. What am I talking about? Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that human thoughts and […]


Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we’re all more likely to do business and build professional and personal relationships with people we like, we’re naturally drawn to people who are polite, modest, agreeable, kind. In short, people who are […]

The final countdown

My first successful group facilitation for a new customer: the EU institutions.  


The classified ad said: ‘Wanted: CEO needs a one armed consultant, with a social sciences degree and five years of experience.’ The man who got the job asked: ‘I understand most of the qualifications you required, but why ‘one armed’?’ The CEO answered: ‘I have many consultants, and I am tired of hearing with each […]

Lifelong learning

‘You have everybody looking forward to no longer learning, and you make them ashamed afterward of going back to learning. If you have a system of education using computers, then anyone, any age, can learn by himself, can continue to be interested. If you enjoy learning, there’s no reason why you should stop at a […]

Paradoxical commandments of leadership – Kent M. Keith

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and […]