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

Being shy – Tips to overcome the main frustrations

Bonjour, today I want to share some tips to overcome the main frustrations of being shy. Shyness is a feature of my character and probably yours if you are reading. By being shy we often do not express our ideas, often resulting in frustration of the idea being ‘stolen’ by someone else. It can be even more frustrating when we have the courage to express ideas, but … 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?  

Simon Sinek – how great leaders inspire action

If you don’t know Simon Sinek this Ted talk is the best way to start. His moto “start with why” has change the way people thing about life and business. It’s one of the most popular TED talks with more than 26M views.

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!”.

How to be creative in 2 minutes

Storm

If you think that you cannot have lots of ideas while on a meeting or without a brainstorming session of 1 or 2 hours with 5 colleagues, then I hope to change your mind in the next 200 words.

Short definitions – Profit and Loss, Balance sheet and Cash flow

Accounting definition

I’ll try to explain things that took me ages to understand in one line (almost). I hope it will help you avoid my frustration.