How the Rolodex was digitalized and what you should learn from it

There used to be a time, which I hope many of you have forgotten about, that the Rolodex ruled the desk of every manager around the world. Being in someone’s Rolodex and having important contacts in it, was a sign of accomplishment in the business world. Since then, this analog way of storing contact information […]

5 tips to foster creativity in your team

Over the past years working with the amazing team at Triggre, I have learned a few valuable lessons on how to foster creativity in a team. Just because your team consists of the best people, doesn’t mean that they will be creative. And while it is absolutely true that some are more creative than others, […]

When digitization goes too far

Many schools use student information systems, and have been for a long time. They store grades and other information digitally. And that is a good thing, as it makes access to these data much easier. However, as I discussed before, such technology also has a downside. Easy access While easy access to data can be great, […]

Stop increasing programming speed. It is a waste of time.

The world is moving at a faster pace than it used to. Okay, technically the velocity with which the earth revolves around its own axis hasn’t changed much. However, life on that moving spheroid keeps speeding up. It was normal to wait weeks or months before your mail arrived by horse and carriage. Now, we […]

Why your kids shouldn’t pursue a career in coding

When I was in high-school, in the nineties, there was a simple expectation that my mom had. I was to get good grades, so I could go to university. Once in university, I would graduate in a respectable time frame. With my university degree I would be ensured a good job. My mother’s generation, born […]

Digitization and automation: what’s the difference and why do you need both?

Simply put, digitization comprises the processing of analogue actions in a system. It is often confused with automation – which, in fact, takes digitization to a whole different level by performing procedures automatically. Basically, digitization is merely a first step – and only after that, things tend to get really interesting. Therefore, it’s a shame […]