Running and Recuperation in Provence

It is July and we are finally in the Luberon, a serene and stunning area of rolling hills, lavender, wheat, and sunflower fields in Provence just east of Avignon. Nestled in between the Luberon Mountains, we are in a small villa about 5 kilometres outside of Reillanne, a medieval perched village. My family has had a … Continue reading Running and Recuperation in Provence

You Are The Culture

How do you think your staff and colleagues feel when your number pops up on their caller ID? A few years ago one of my managers told me I was too nice. He said, “People need to fear you more.” This never resonated with me and still doesn’t today. When I get tough on people … Continue reading You Are The Culture

Just Start!

I recall a long road trip with a friend back in university. I was at the wheel while he read a self-help or business book. At one point he looked up from the book, gazed at the horizon and said, “I really need to be nicer to people if I am going to influence them … Continue reading Just Start!

Opportunities – How do you make them?

My career in enterprise software got started thanks to an ex-girlfriend. In my early twenties I wasn’t quite sure what path I would take, however, I knew I wanted to be in high tech. It was the early 90s and I was studying business at university. I had put myself through school thanks to years … Continue reading Opportunities – How do you make them?