Case in point!

Ancient Middle East

Last Friday, I was reflecting on communication skills and the importance of understanding psyche, culture and history. This is a fantastic article – Change Follies – that proves the point ! Actually, it is a must read for anyone, who just like me is passionate about and active in Emerging Markets, and is trying to […]

The Truth about Communication Skills!

Communication Skills?

I was in Paris last week as one does in a post-holiday treat before really hitting the rat race… again, and one of my client who I was having lunch with asked be: “Oh Marianne, I just read on your biography that you’ve worked in 6 different countries with over 80 nationalities. That must take superb […]

Africa 2020- What scenario for a sustainable future?

Africa

What is it to be known about Africa, about the diversity and the complexity of a continent that, for a recent part of its long history, has been under the influence of Western countries? Africa is above all mysterious and it can be defined by one single, albeit powerful and somewhat poetic, word: Contrast. Contrasts are […]

Women In Business Super Conference

Women In Business Super Conference

Ladies, You know how passionate I am about sharing experiences, and inspiring people – women in particular – to be what they want to be, and have the career they want. I have the great pleasure to have been invited to speak at the Women in Business Super Conference, in London on November 11th. The conference […]

The female paradigm

The female paradigm

As the Chinese would say, there is a Ying to every Yang, balance is what is needed for harmony in this world. After a testosterone-appealing article on vintage cars last month, I would like to draw on Eastern philosophy to embrace my readers’ feminine side. I also want to ponder on another meaning to “alternative”, as […]

About a Friday evening in the Eurostar

About a Friday evening in the Eurostar

In the last 12 days, I have experienced intensively the life of a global wanderer, clocking about 10,000 miles, 4 different countries, 3 time zones and a yet again a new stack of air miles. All this made me think of one word: Distance. Physical distance, to be perfectly accurate. It seems the only true […]

Bringing on back the good times!

Bringing on back the good times !

Do you want to know how life was in ”Shell Center” in 1963? Click on the following link : Uk Shell Office in 1963  8:57 minutes that might trigger: A bit of thinking: in the very short span of forty-nine years – so many things have changed: On technology – we have welcomed fast and sleek looking computers and we […]

Pamphlet for a new world

Pamphlet for a new world

Has Europe lost its way when it comes to pretty much… everything! Innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, diversity? Are we, Europeans, so engrossed in our own world, have we become completely unable to break patterns and embrace any type of change? Are we frozen? Petrified? Risk Averse? Would we ever be able to generate enough change agents to merely survive? Is […]