Donald J. Trump has been elected President of the United States and will succeed Barack Obama early 2017. The campaign … Continue reading President Trump: what’s the matter?
Reading this interview with J.D. Vance is one of the best ways to better understand the motives of Trump’s electorate. Vance … Continue reading Judge less and understand more
Understanding Trump by George Lakoff A lot has being written and spoken about Trump by intelligent and articulate commentators whose insights … Continue reading Values come first, facts & policies follow
Strong and insightful American Interest article by Jonathan Haidt on how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between … Continue reading When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism
We keep cultivating this mythical image of a strong leader. It’s time for some nuance. A good start would be … Continue reading Incompetent, yet the leader
We dangerously underestimate the risk of populism in this ultra-democratic era. American democracy is in danger of extinction. In an … Continue reading America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny
Obama’s foreign policy is widely criticized for being dangerously reluctant (drawing unimpressive red lines for instance) and too timid (America … Continue reading The Obama Doctrine: “Don’t do stupid shit”
The Rolling Stone long-read that caused quite some online stir, arguing that the the presidential election campaign is really just … Continue reading The Trumpdozer
Pretty lousy actually, as this short World Economic Forum article about our past attempts illustrates. To me, the historic examples … Continue reading How good are we at predicting the future?
Sarah Palin is back: whatever you may think of her, she gives a fascinating endorsement speech. Enjoy. Continue reading Sarah Palin is back
This unique 75-year long Harvard research followed more than 700 men from teenager to old age, with one simple goal; … Continue reading What makes a good life?
What is to become of Europe, now that it is in the midst of a perfect storm of several crises: … Continue reading The Future of Europe
Sometimes it seems all innovation is disruptive and all start-ups will change our lives, but as this HBR article explains … Continue reading What is disruptive innovation?
Interesting Politico piece arguing we don’t really care about the truth, the reason why so many politicians get away with … Continue reading Why our brain is hard-wired to love Trump
A chilling inside report of Al Nusra, the Syrian branch on Al Qaeda. Al Nusra is fighting Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and … Continue reading Al Qaeda’s youthful new face
Since the horrendous attacks in my beloved Paris I’ve been increasing my reading on ISIS, the attacks, jihadism and … Continue reading At war
Forget Business School, just watch these 10 TED Talks. Some interesting talks on leadership and innovation. Continue reading To b-school, or not?
Thousands of people have been killed by drones in the last 14 years: in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and probably many … Continue reading A day in the life of a ‘sensor’ – a drone pilot
As seen during my visit to Riga, Latvia. A powerful reminder of the suffering the Baltics went through. Continue reading Food for thought
In times of great emotion taking some distance can generate new perspectives. For sure, in dealing with the huge immigration … Continue reading The migration dilemma
As this New Yorker article by Dexter Filkins (author of the great book The Forever War) argues, it should’t surprise anyone … Continue reading Messy Iraq will remain an issue in American elections
A recent Foreign Affairs article draws a parallel between the Greek crisis and how Latvia recovered from its own crisis. … Continue reading The importance of insititutional reform – lessons for Greece
April 25th, 2012, Originally published on thnk.org TAKE A STAND | I was hoping that Easter would bring us a … Continue reading Modern Verdun