How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth)


Let’s face it: we live in the world of lies. We are telling lies and are being blatantly lied to every day, 24/7. That’s exactly why my initial statement may have surprised you – at first: because we are all used to lies. Not you? How about these:

“Guys, I know you work hard.”
“No, you don’t look fat in that dress.”
“Sorry, I was on a conference call.”

We all feel when someone is lying. Continue reading “How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth)”

3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency

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There is a phenomenon known as “induced demand.” For example, if you have a congested road network, widening highways will not ease congestion sustainably; often the congestion gets worse, because of the “induced traffic.”

You may have experienced this phenomenon yourself: you have already reduced your sleep time, your TV time, your “quality family time” – but there’s never enough hours in the day to complete your scheduled tasks, forget about leisure. Continue reading “3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency”

What Do You Do as Project Manager?

“What is the purpose of your visit to the United States of America?”

The US Custom and Border Protection officer was a big guy. He asked the usual questions in a deep and hoarse voice and was sitting on a rather tall chair behind his counter, which made him look somewhat dominating if not menacing. But that was part of his job. Continue reading “What Do You Do as Project Manager?”

When Ethnic Jokes Can Be Exchanged and Enjoyed

Once upon a time, well before Obama and Trump as we know them, and when pretty much everybody still smoked tobacco, I was having a lunch break with guys from the Lab and Production. And it must be noted that our frontline workforce was more diverse than the United Nations has ever been.

In the end of the lunch break, having nothing better to do, I decided to tell a joke. Continue reading “When Ethnic Jokes Can Be Exchanged and Enjoyed”