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“What can we learn from Wilhelm Tell’s sons?”

Sunday January 30th, 2011 1 comment

I was born a Belgian (with a Colombian grandmother which explains my hot temper I guess) and became Swiss at the age of 30 (I lived here since I was 2). My heart is “green & yellow” (from my wife’s Brazilian origin). So please do not take the following text as a nationalist outcry. Switzerland has a lot to be…

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“Those who can do, those who can’t… teach”

Sunday January 23rd, 2011 5 comments

My rebellious side fell in love with this quote of G. B. Shaw, brought by  Nick McRoberts[1]. We now have wonderful Enablers “intelligent fibers” shirts (Rhodia FiBras) on which the wise words are proudly worn. There is be a profound need for evolution in the world of teaching. I find the following clip below quite compelling: My daughter has the…

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“Walking the thin line of Authenticity!”

Sunday January 9th, 2011 6 comments

When I recently showed, as an example of connected leadership, the moving video of Leonhard Bernstein conducting his orchestra[1], two participants objected, on the ground that the famous master Karajan’s style was, to say the least, far more directive, and that it hadn’t prevented him from being considered the best. Knowing of the Austrian Master’s reputation, I was taken a…

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