[from book part 2 When the beginning starts to begin] It is only a short while ago that the word ‘bavardage’ entered my vocabulary. The Dutch professor Alexander Maas gave a lecture on social constructionism (see chapter 3) and introduced this peculiar word (that sounded very French). It’s also an […]
Do you remember the five tone sequence in the movie Close encounters of the third kind? This is where the connection between humanity and foreign species was made. This is where the two languages – of human mankind and of the extraterrestrials – found each other; the starting point for […]
So, what word is applicable when two people, after their handshakes, sit next to each other, stir their coffee, exchange some first words to get comfortable with each other and the circumstances, before the real conversation begins? Do we call this ‘to encounter’? Or ‘to meet’? Perhaps ‘to get acquainted’? […]
Want to find out how to invite serendipity on the countryside? Read the following article written by Eline van de Veen!
In 2011 we had prepared our first AI action-learning program: a colloquium, a 16-day course and a list of excellent speakers/trainers, but no participants. How does one acquire a full group, when we felt that traditional, commercial marketing methods are not applicable for recruiting AI-participants? Other than pulling, persuading or […]
Meet Jurjen de Vries. Together with Samir Lahiri he is one of the driving forces behind the Permanent Future Lab, hosted by Seats2meet Utrecht CS. He very much feels at home there. “Sharing is part of my DNA.” On Friday’s #PFLab resides in the newly opened Seats2meet.com PopUp.
No one home? Amazon and DHL came up with a new idea on how to deliver packages to their customers.
Around the world, appreciative inquiry has become well known as the strength based change method that enables people in organizations to co-create and co-own magnificent qualitative and quantitative improvements.
Some people just seem to have marketing in their blood, and most of them detest the word marketing. The ‘making or reaching of a market’ has gotten a bad name over the years. While it used to be so easy to reach a specific demographic, nowadays you’ll nee a multi-channel data and behaviour driven strategy to reach and persuade that one customer in the exact 5 seconds they have your attention. That’s hard.