Bert Spekkers

37 Added | 3 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | @BertSpekkers | Keep up with Bert Spekkers on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Bert Spekkers”

The Many Benefits to Tracking Your Time |

As a business owner, you no doubt already have far more administrative work than you would like. You can’t get rid of the bookkeeping and the bill paying, but why on earn would you add the additional burden of tracking your time if you’re not billing by the hour?<p>A long litany of productivity gurus …


Rail journeys in South Africa: The Diamond Express

The time machine leaves Pretoria at 8am and takes about three hours to arrive in the year 1905. It is powered by a magnificent Class 19D “Dolly” steam locomotive built by Krupp engineers in pre-war Germany, and its destination is a mining town where the world’s biggest gem-quality diamond was found …

South Africa

Portfoliotagung Köln, Fred Korthagen

Core Reflection Approach // Prof. em. Fred Korthagen (Universiteit Utrecht)

The 3 minute Kolb

Leren leren - de stappen in een leerproces


Dutch city plans to pay citizens a ‘basic income’, and Greens say it could work in the UK

Utrecht takes step towards paying people a salary whether they work or not<p>It’s an idea whose adherents over the centuries have ranged from socialists to libertarians to far-right mavericks. It was first proposed by Thomas Paine in his 1797 pamphlet, <i>Agrarian Justice</i>, as a system in which at the “age …

Basic Income

'Rhodes Must Fall' Movement: Former South African President De Klerk Tells Oxford Students To Respect Colonialist's Legacy

Former South African President F.W. De Klerk has pushed back against Oxford University’s Oriel College campaign to remove a statue of Cecil John …

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

How to Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds

Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Peter Stackpole—The LIFE …

College Basketball

Stop Multitasking. You'll Get More Work Done.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get our work done. That's why many of us turn to multi-tasking, which represents our best, noble attempt to accomplish multiple tasks. But it turns out that multitasking may actually limit …

Time Management
Public Speaking

How To Deal With Jerks In The Workplace

Think you have to put up with that jerk of a boss, client, or coworker? Think again.<p>In my almost four decades on this planet, I’ve had a lot of jobs: working at fast food restaurants, in retail, at nonprofits, movie studios, global technology companies, and being an entrepreneur. But as varied as …


How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms

<b>How To Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>For professional development on using Google in the classroom, contact</i> …

Education Technology

South Africa's top 10 parks and reserves

From snow-capped mountains to the Bushveld, and from sub-tropical beaches to the Kalahari, South Africa is a mind-bogglingly diverse country. Showcasing the best of its stunning landscapes, its parks and reserves (<i></i>) are great places to experience African wilderness and see the …

South Africa

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …


What scares the new atheists

The vocal fervour of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing<p>In 1929, the Thinker’s Library, a series established by the Rationalist Press Association to advance secular thinking and counter the influence of religion in …


Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels?

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …


Don’t mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the next president of Zimbabwe

For two decades, she was a demure companion at her husband’s side. Now she has taken the stage as a fearsome political figure in her own right. Can Grace Mugabe seize power before it’s too late?<p>During a state banquet in Pretoria, South Africa, in April 2015, I had a brief encounter with Grace …


The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …