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Accounting firms in turbulent times: looking for blue oceans in Luxembourg

Recently we were invited by the International Association of Independent Accounting Firms (INAA) to host a workshop at their so-called 2012 Intermediate Meeting taking place in beautiful Luxembourg.

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Dutch supermarket giant AHOLD turning into AHBOL.COMĀ®...

Every day at two o'clock in the afternoon my father does his grocery shopping  to prepare for evening diner: " I simply get out there and create a nice moment for myself". My father enjoys shopping. I don’t.

For me going to a supermarket is like "order picking" in a big warehouse in the least efficient way. You know - at best - where the products approximately are. Your little shopping list always starts with stuff that is in the back of the shop, there is always at least one product out of stock and, worst of all, the other "order pickers" slow you down. Not to mention that upon leaving the warehouse all products need to be repacked.

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Feeling the 350 Horsepower RS 500 Matte Black Difference

Recently we were invited by the Ford Motor Company in the Netherlands to host a two-days workshop on Strategic Entrepreneurship. Within the framework of our Trend Power Consulting activities we vividly discussed among others relevant technological, social, cultural as well as economic trends and other important developments regarding the future of the automotive industry. All together with a group of 15 enthusiastic Dutch Ford dealers. And yes we talked about focus. The importance of external focus. Entrepreneurial focus. And of course... the beauty of Ford Focus. To be more precise: the Ford RS 500 350 HP Matte Black Focus.

Talking about speed, controversy and emotion this car embodies all important elements of modern branding. Primal branding. And luckily one of the guys had showed up with one. More specifically: number 234 built in a limited series of only 500.

And then I was invited for a little test drive during one of the breaks... A dirty job but somebody had to do it. Lucky me.

Please click below for a fantastic RS 500 driving clip in order to feel a little what I felt. Enjoy the Ford Focus RS 500 350 Horsepower Experience | Jan Adriaanse

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Falling From The Throne: Music Retailers versus Jay-Z & Kanye West

Saturday morning 11.25 am. Nespresso Finezzo Lungo. Adidas jogging bottom. A warm croissant. And Billboard.biz on the screen. While listening to my favourite Compton artist named The Game (who is blasting a phenomenal song called "My Life" through my Soundsticks speakers via Spotify.com) I am looking for new artists and inspiration. Actually reading some interesting news about the music industry.

I like the music industry. I do not understand the music industry.

 

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