Country management – electing a leader

Pisces 2021 This month I have a choice of 37 political parties to choose from in our Dutch elections. And even more people, as we can also vote for a particular person if we would rather have someone from a particular party who is not at the top of their list. Pfff!! Usually I would know by now which way …

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For George and the underdogs

Gemini 2020 Yes, I’m aware my title sounds like a group – maybe a heavy metal or blues band. But of course I am going to discuss the sad and shocking case of George Floyd, who was murdered by police in Minneapolis on May 25th. Sometimes the right person comes along to mobilise the world at the right time. The …

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Sex, lies and deep fake

Scorpio 2019 Way back in 2001, I wrote an article about a planetary cycle that is very relevant now. It involves Pluto – the planet that in modern astrology rules our sign of the month – Scorpio. The other planet involved is Saturn. At the time, in 2001, the cycle was at its halfway point. Now the reason that this …

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Did they listen?

February 20, 2010 So the Dutch cabinet has fallen at about 4 am this morning. A lot of people insisting they were right and a lot of frayed tempers to the fore.  All I could think of was  – Oh God who can I vote for now? Where is the innovative leader we need? Last year I gave a talk …

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Authenticity – how do we keep it and still fit in?

Aquarius 2007 An article in the Ode newsletter this week caught my eye. Ode is an independent magazine that aims to report on people who change the world. This article was about how Amitai Etzioni seems to be an inspirer of men, including Balkenende, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton among other notable figures. Now Etzioni (original …

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