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Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

Dit document is in 2014 geschreven. Het is eerste instantie gebruikt om een nieuwe (meer sociale) strategie voor de ABN AMRO te ontwikkelen. Het is later gebruikt als discussie-stuk toen er sprake was van het oprichten van een coordinerend Centrum voor Vitaliteit in Leiden. Dit centrum was bedoeld om lokale centra op te richten waarbij er aandacht werd besteed aan de samenhang tussen de geestelijke, lichamelijke, sociale en economische gezondheid van de mens in alle levensfasen. Als laatste is een deel gebruikt als discussiestuk voor een Smart City-beleid in Den Haag. Hier werd aangetoond dat Smart City niet alleen een besturingsmodel is … Continue reading Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

About the End of the Banking System

I left the Banking Industry in 1997 because I did not want to be part of an environment where cooperation and compassion was gone. At that time I expected a major crisis. It took ten years until the crisis of the Banking Industry was very visible to everybody. Until now I don’t think many people are aware of what is really happening and what will finally happen. We are approaching the End of the Banking System. In this blog I will show you that everybody was aware of the reasons behind the crisis. The reasons are extreme greediness and incompetence. … Continue reading About the End of the Banking System

Why Conflicts Solve Many Security Problems: About Attacks and Mistakes

One of the most interesting jobs in my career was the management of the Security in a big bank. It was an interesting job but also a very stressful job. When you are responsible for Security you are always fighting against two forces. The first force is the Outside Attacker. The other force is your Boss. When “Things Go Terribly Wrong” your Boss will be very angry. When “Nothing is Happening” he will reduce your budget or he will tell you to stop “boddering people” with all the things you do to “Prevent that Terrible Things will Be Happening”. People … Continue reading Why Conflicts Solve Many Security Problems: About Attacks and Mistakes

About the End of the EG, the End of the Dutch Political Parties and the Death of Pim Fortuyn

It all started in 1996. In this year I was asked to become a member of the HP Corporate Advisory Board, the ESPRIT Advisory Board and the W3C-Advisory Board. Suddenly I started to talk with very high level executives about the Future. ESPRIT is a huge program of the European Union. It invests money in Research all over Europe. Every four years the priorities are formulated and I was asked by the Dutch Government to be the Dutch representative. The panel was constructed by combining Country and Branch. I was the Netherlands and Banking. Another member came from the UK … Continue reading About the End of the EG, the End of the Dutch Political Parties and the Death of Pim Fortuyn

Why the Finance Gurus Get Risk All Wrong

When I read the news I feel the Worldwide Financial System is slowly moving into the disaster zone. The main reason is the absence of Trust. For almost 25 years I have been active in the Banking Industry. I started my career as a mathematical analyst doing Operations Research. Our most important client was the International Money Market. The next 25 years I was in many roles involved in this area. Banking is in its essence very simple. A bank buys and sells money. All the products of a bank are sometimes very complicated structures where the flow of money … Continue reading Why the Finance Gurus Get Risk All Wrong