Disclaimer: Crazy thoughts about being human in the exponential data era

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Abstract Person with Cogwheels Thinking Fast and Slow - With Copyspace

In the last two months I took the time to read Nick Bostrom’s ‘Superintelligence’ and ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Home Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari. Both are interesting writers and philosophers. They have a fascinating view on the world and possible futures where Homo sapiens have innovated and progressed exponentially. But they also question if it was homo sapiens who made this progression possible or if there might be another explanation.  In this note to myself I am going to write down what I think what is going on and what it means to remain human (assuming we will have that option). And as the disclaimer said: these are my own crazy thoughts.  Continue reading

A millennial’s self- analysis about things & experiences

lessismoreI am in the Netherlands for the Christmas break and I always like to stay with my mother because of the soul food, quality time with her and the feeling of being home. This time is special because I am moving from Dublin to Stockholm. What has this all to do with being a millennial?

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Lessons learned – Hitting the wall at the Dublin Marathon 2016

IMG_2247 copy.jpg Looking at this picture, I guess it’s safe to say I finished the Dublin Marathon. It was my second one and I certainly benefited from the lessons learned from last year in Barcelona.  And boy, what did I learn a lot this time about running, preparation and the influence of your ego after hitting the wall really hard.   Continue reading

The future of you: digitally powered

aiThis week I enjoyed watching Dreamforce and got inspired for what the future might hold. Not only because of the upcoming release of Salesforce’s AI platform Einstein, but also Siri availability on the Mac and wireless earbuds from Apple led me to think about what this could mean for us in the future. It became obvious that we’re gradually shifting from personal computing to more intimate computing. And to me that’s an exciting future! Continue reading

Running against yourself

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With only three weeks left before the Dublin marathon on the 30th of October it was time for +30k run at my desired race pace.

I thought I was fully recovered for a calf injury from two weeks ago, stopped drinking alcohol a week ago and my overall health is good. In sum, preparation is on track.. Continue reading

Coaching Millenials in the workplace

After the first year in my role managing young and talented people the biggest eye opener is the change in the expectations of the current generation (i.e. Millenials) in how work should be done, guidance by the organization and prioritizing personal development. What sparks my interest is the fact that by 2020 this generation will be the majority of the workforce and therefore I find it my responsibility to offer as much knowledge and support as I can to develop and maintain the wanted individuals in your workplace. So how can you develop, retain and motivate the people in your team?  Continue reading