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 Definition of mediocrity

The Definition of mediocrity

A few weeks ago, I attended the wedding of one of my best friends in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  The venue exuded old-time classiness with its beautiful white facade, monochrome interior, and vibrant green vineyard scattered all over the property. The estate was surrounded by powerful yet peaceful mountains, and a river that calmly ran through [...]

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 [...]