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During the past days, I directed the Global Leadership Summit in Drachten. It’s an annual training event for church, ministry and other leaders to sharpen their leadership skills. In Drachten, many of the talks are delivered via videocast and some are…

Too close to call?

For some reason, every self respecting journalist believes the race between Obama and Romney is very close or maybe even too close to call. But is this really the case? Some national polls predict Obama will be the winner, some…

Blackout

Let’s talk blackout: the word refers to multiple meanings (more than fifty, according to Wikipedia). The relation of the word blackout to the image (above) is obvious. Nonetheless, I’d like to talk about a different kind of blackout. A communications…

Teamwork

I was director, but without the superb quality, focus and dedication of my assistant and four camera operators, the broadcast wouldn’t be as great as the videoclip (above) shows. This is what I call teamwork-as-it-should-be.

Gran Canaria

Not so long ago I was in Gran Canaria, Spain. For about two weeks I enjoyed warm temperatures (25+ degrees Celsius) and biked all over the island. I’ve never been to the moon, but I guess the center of the island…

Happy New Year!

It’s cold and you can’t see a thing. Nonetheless, a million people visit Times Square on the last day of December. And this year was no exception. They see the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descend from the flagpole atop…