There is no remote teaching. Just teaching….

There is no remote teaching. Just teaching….

Posted by Gert Van Erum on May 12, 2020 in Blog

I have been living in a bubble for the past two months. First because I had to. But also because I was in some state of disbelieve. On my birthday on March 1, the world was still normal. A pandemic seemed something that was for a city in China. When a couple of villages in […]

Bonsai and business.

Bonsai and business.

I love a bonsai tree. I am fascinated by its beauty. Can’t tell you exactly why. Maybe it was because of Mr Miyagi and the way he styled those bonsai’s in the first karate kid movie. Remember the famous quote? Daniel: “But how do I know if my picture’s the right one?” Miyagi: “If come […]

Are you a procrastinator?

Are you a procrastinator?

First things first, because although I had heard of the word “procrastinator”, I didn’t know the real meaning either. I can’t explain it any better (and above all, funnier) than this: Funny, isn’t it? And a life lesson at the same time. Now, I have been thinking about writing a blog about “How to monetize […]

Calibration

Calibration

In the old days (I have been working with interactive/touch products since 1995!), before you could use an interactive whiteboard, you had to calibrate. Actually, although in many circumstances this is no longer needed, this feature is still built into Windows OS, for example when working with touch products. During this process, you have to […]

And so suddenly it is 2019

And so suddenly it is 2019

I still remember like it was yesterday: when I was in second grade, seven years old, we had to do an exercise. We had to count in which year we turned 50. Guess what? 2019! It seemed so far away at that time. So much in our lives still had to happen. What would we […]

Why I love what I do…and the key how to get into any company you would like to work for…..

Why I love what I do…and the key how to get into any company you would like to work for…..

I read somewhere recently in a post about career advice, that one of the things you should do is make sure your colleagues are also your friends. In my opinion, that’s so right. I consider all the people I work with to be friends, even family. That’s also the reason why, when I hire people, […]

It’s the teacher, dad!

It’s the teacher, dad!

Two weeks before Christmas. For the majority of high school students in Belgium, this means exams. Also for my son, Thomas. Thomas is a typical example of a digital native. Born with access to all kinds of technology. Very self-evident to him…. It also makes him more of a multi-tasker (in his mind anyway….). He’s […]

Meetings…..

Meetings…..

I’m in China this week. I love these trips. Spending time in Asia makes me think. I learn about technology, and at the same time I enjoy the people. Friendly, open, with a certain drive for the customer….Except when it comes to presentations. Most presentations are boring, static and hard to understand sometimes. Of course […]

Why we care about design

Why we care about design

I have always been fascinated by good design.  That goes for architecture and especially furniture design, but essentially all products. It always amazes me what a difference design can make. It automatically draws me toward an object, and I can literally look at it, almost stare, for minutes at a time…. When I think about […]