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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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More information = more focus = less knowledge = less common sense

Each day, I receive some 150 newsletters from various backgrounds. I scan all topics and read several articles. There’s a considerable overlap in their topics, which allows me to create some efficiencies. Some articles look promising initially, but are not. The opposite also happens. I’ve plenty of time, being without a paid job. I use that time to read, think and...

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Political nationalism vs economic internationalism

Recently, Politico's Digital Bridge newsletter featured a plea by the Economic Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) against the political reshoring agenda, including its plea for political strategic autonomy. Apparently, this plea is news today. Before, such a plea was considered as common sense. An excerpt: “I think the principle should be: Avoid it. Avoid...

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Exit strategy

Exit strategy

In my view, an exit clause and/or strategy is the most important element in an agreement, a contract or in a certain situation (eg, Covid-19 exit strategy). However, it's also an underestimated step despite that (marriage) contracts do end prematurely (eg, divorce). Outsourcing contracts may have the worst exit strategies as if people forgot to even think about...

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China – economic tipping point

China – economic tipping point

On 2 March 2018, the 45th U.S. President stated that "trade wars are easy to win" (CNBC). Initially, his statement was ridiculed, like most of his statements, and even at the UN. Expert opinions have changed since then. At this moment, analysts think that the US will indeed win the trade war because China is being hurt more than the USA (eg, Bloomberg, CNBC,...

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The Rise and Fall of Labour

Since about 1800, countries adopted voting rights for their citizens (Wiki). Before 1800, the situation was very different: feudalism until about 1500, and absolute monarchies from 1500 to 1800. The centuries before 1800 were determined by inequality: labour vs capital, and also men vs women. In many countries, voting rights for women took at least 100...

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The Amazon – Whole Foods conundrum

On 16 June 2017, Amazon announced that it will buy Whole Foods Market, a nationwide American grocery chain which is known for its organic produce, high prices, and high margins. Amazon is an online retailer mostly known for its non-food items. It's hard to find any useful information on the expected synergies between both companies. To some extent, it's a conundrum....

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