Creating a sense of belonging in a globalizing world

Globalization is a major topic of interest today. Not only in business and the social sciences, but also in our daily lives. It's the process of increasing global interconnectedness. People, products, information; we are witnessing the greatest mobility in human communication ever. Global interconnectedness is not a new phenomenon in itself. People have traded and … Continue reading Creating a sense of belonging in a globalizing world

De wens naar meer door vergelijking. Waar is de grens?

Na mijn masteronderzoek in Nicaragua merkte ik dat ik haar mensen moeilijk kon loslaten. Dat de wereld oneerlijk is verdeeld, wist ik al. Maar om het te zien en voelen, ging mij in elk geval niet in de koude kleren zitten. Wat kon en moest ik met deze pijnlijke status quo? Het salaris in Nicaragua … Continue reading De wens naar meer door vergelijking. Waar is de grens?

Back to deriving wisdom from nature: Butterfly lessons

Chaos theory teaches us that the flapping wings of a butterfly can start the formation of a hurricane, which will take place weeks later. Small actions can have large effects that we cannot always predict. This is called the Butterfly Effect. I was reminded of the Butterfly Effect, when I learned of a local legend … Continue reading Back to deriving wisdom from nature: Butterfly lessons

A note from China: the strange and relative feeling of success

The 48th floor in the Club Lounge of the Sofitel, Kunming. A bartender rushes towards me with sparkling water and fresh lemon every time I finish my drink. Through huge windows I watch the Chinese city stretch out all around me. It's night and the city lights seem no different than the ones in Perth or … Continue reading A note from China: the strange and relative feeling of success