Are you rich?

Are you rich?

While I sit back and watch the US elections starting off again – glass of wine in hand (again) – I can”t help but remember how, just four years ago, Trump kicked off his announcement for candidacy with this very classy statement: “I’m really rich.”  This humble declaration legitimized his application to one of the [...]

The joys of working for a Dutch boss

The joys of working for a Dutch boss

Ah, one of the symbols of success in the professional world: working for a multinational company! A place where people from different cultures come together to work with one another in a collaborative manner. A place where you can open the door to legitimately racist jokes underlined by undeniable xenophobia: -"Dear cultural cliches, please come [...]

Autumn in the Netherlands

Autumn in the Netherlands

I just came back from a family walk in the Dutch forest. It is always such a pleasure to feel the fresh October wind on your face while you admire the vibrant colors of a very domesticated landscape.  This ecosystem has been undoubtedly groomed into place by a communist neat freak government, one that refuses [...]