Planning trips – Accelerate airport security check

The second article (The ultimate checklist for packing) on planning trips. We all know that one of the most painful moments in plane travel is the airport security check. Remove computers, tablets, shoes, liquids, and something new every month. Accelerating and simplifying security checks helps to have a better trip. Keep it simple This article is for men. Women you … Read More

Planning trips – The ultimate checklist for business trips

If you are a frequent traveller, two things always happen. First, you will forget to take or do something before leaving; second, you will forget something in the hotel room, never to be found again. Here is the checklist I created after losing yet another shirt. Having a checklist helps a lot to pack at home and pack at the hotel.

Online depreciation – a challenge for XXI century accountants

What is depreciation? What is online depreciation? Why are they different? Let’s say that you buy a car for £20’000.  So after buying it, the value is £20’000. Easy. Also, if after one year you try to sell it, the price would be lower than £20’000. It’s a used car. Every year the value of the car goes down. This change … Read More

iPad or iPhone Yellow screen fix

If your iPad screen is yellow, it’s probably not broken, but somehow the night shift setting is on. Turn the night shift setting off and your screen will be white again! The setting can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of your iPad  

How to measure learning progress and experience

The three levels of experience This article describes in a simple and clear manner the three levels of experience I go through when learning something new. Copyright: anatols / 123RF Stock Photo

How to get your name printed in the Financial Time (I’m famous, sort of)

Hi all, a post to share a good news! I’ve successfully completed the Financial Time Non-executive Director diploma. YEAH! This is important because: my mum can finally be proud of my post-graduate studies (there is something) I had my name printed in the Financial Time for the first time (see image) I’m now comfortable with most aspects of boards’ responsibilities … Read More

New times, times for change

Time to change, After reviewing the initial goals of the blog, taking out all vanity metrics it’s clear that it is time to pivot, to change, to try something new. And what you see on the main page of frankcontrepois.com this ‘something new’. by breaking some rules of blogging, After listening and reading about blogs, I’ve decided to make the blog more like … Read More

Children are under too much pressure. Call for a change in education.

Education needs to evolve

Schools and education in general prepares you for work. That was true in the early 20th century and so completely wrong today. Companies know that it takes 2 years to transform a student into a productive worker. Two years!  Why is education so disconnected from reality?  

When being polite is hiding

When a sentence starts with “Can you …” I become suspicious: Rarely what you read is what is said. Most of the time can you translates into “I know you can, so do”  or simply “DO IT!”.