Henk van Rensbergen is a Boeing 787 pilot who flies around the globe. While his crew rests at the swimming pool, he goes out to explore abandoned places in our world. From the breakaway state of Abkhazia, a floating warship cemetery in France, a forgotten love hotel in Japan to an abandoned rail depot in Detroit, van Rensbergen searches for the beauty of their desolation and pinpoints the richness of their decay. Van Rensbergen is a pioneering urban explorer. His Abandoned Places photo books (1, 2, 3 and The Photographer's Selection) have been highly successful. This complete revised edition shows his most iconic photos of the past 25 years, including new unpublished material and anecdotes.
The renowned World Press Photo Foundation ("Connecting the world to the stories that matter") publishes a compilation of prizewinning press photographs each year. Carefully selected from thousands of entries, they present the most celebrated, powerful, moving, and often disturbing images from around the world, often putting a face on conflicts in far-flung places and reminding us of our shared humanity. The 2022 Yearbook, bringing together the best press photographs from 2021, will reflect the joy, anguish, and upheaval of this incredible year.
A selection of the 150 most beautiful and inspiring hotels in the world - each having a unique story to tell.
From Paris to New York, from New Zealand to the Arctic. By Debbie Pappyn, Travel Journalist. - Enjoy!
To ensure the well-being of the planet, we need marketing heroes on the barricades for a sustainable future. Research shows that more than 80% of consumers are looking at companies to take the lead in this transition. At the same time, it appears that less than 10% of the messages about sustainability are credible to the public. Speak up Now! helps companies seize this historic opportunity and shows how we can make the shift to a world where business success goes hand in hand with the survival of the planet.
Generational thinking is not a science, but a reliable framework for successful marketing, communications, and product strategy. This book describes how marketing is evolving for the demographic group Generation Y, born between 2010 - the year when the iPad and Instagram were launched - and 2025. This book examines the impact of technology and digitisation on the brains and development of this generation, the world's future consumers. With examples and insight, it shows how young entrepreneurs and influencers use new media to promote their interests and associated brand preferences to their peers and to the world.
Can a company be a source of meaning?
How can we transform meaningless jobs into personally fulfilling jobs?
Is it worthwhile for a company to invest in personal purpose?
One out of every three employees regards his or her job as being completely pointless. Yet all of us - employers, employees and consumers - yearn for purpose in our lives. Our economy is searching for meaning. The key question is how companies can play a role in this.
Check-In shows how a meaningful economy is not achieved through fine words and expensive mission statements, but through personal experience. Meaningful work requires a personal check-in on the what, who and why of organisations.
Based on research into what makes life and work meaningful, Jochanan Eynikel offers us a number of building blocks and methodical steps that can help companies to enhance their spiritual capital. The check-ins by entrepreneurs and CEOs give concrete shape and form to his method.
The perfect primer on acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle.
Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation artist and conceptual artist. Her work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is renowned for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives, which she has deployed in her acclaimed works Suite Venitienne, The Hotel and Address Book. She has had major exhibitions all over the world, including at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and has worked closely with the writer Paul Auster. The Guardian called her 'the Marcel Duchamp of dirty laundry', and she was among the names in Blake Gopnik's list 'The 10 Most Important Artists of Today', with Gopnik arguing, 'It is the unartiness of Calle's work - its refusal to fit any of the standard pigeonholes, or over anyone's sofa - that makes it deserve space in museums.'
Every entrepreneur dreams to find a success formula to quickly go viral with his/her product or service. Carole Lamarque believes that this formula for success exists, in nature. It's called a Zoonotic: a virus that is spreading virally all over the world at lightning speed. In this book, she demonstrates with concrete examples how a zoonotic pandemic such as Covid-19 can inspire a successful viral business strategy.
Everyone Can Lead addresses the essential question of leadership: how do you bring out the best in yourself and in others? Starting from the premise that a better understanding of how to lead begins with a better understanding of ourselves, the author encourages reflection and helps frame the choices and actions that will lead to better working relationships, better results, and more happiness at work. This no-nonsense, practical book is filled with examples and exercises that everyone from individual employees to CEOs can use immediately. HR managers and general management can work with these concepts and strategies to optimize the potential in their organization by focusing on personal leadership.
"A fabulous book: insightful, useful and timely! This page-turner takes you on a journey through great psychological research, interesting stories and practical techniques. You will arrive equipped for a life of more control, more optimism and less stress." Tony Crabbe, business psychologist and author of Busy. How to Thrive in a World of Too Much.
"Technology allows us to rethink companies, organizations, how we run them and how we manage them. However, the most essential element in achieving success will not be technology, but whether we humans can adapt, cope and thrive. This inspiring book is a brilliant field guide on how to use the power of our minds to harness the power of flow and build organizations for resilience." Peter Hinssen, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of The Day After Tomorrow. How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovations.
Every crisis is also an opportunity. We know what we need to do to make our lives and work more brain-friendly, but somehow, we are still not putting that knowledge into practice. Covid-19 has forced us into one of the biggest experiments in resilience of all time. What if we see this crisis as an opportunity for a genuine transformation? A chance to adopt new habits that will make us stronger than ever and help us face a volatile future? In her ground-breaking new book, Elke Geraerts shows us how we can all be ready for the many challenges awaiting us in a post-covid-19 world. Her approach takes the brain as the starting point and inspires you to make brain-aware choices in work and in life. She shows how hybrid work can both increase your productivity and reduce stress, how you can chase your dreams even in times of crisis and why - in an increasingly digital world - focus is the new IQ. The old normal will never return... but perhaps that is not such a bad thing!
When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective.
De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who get almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.
Mothmeister is the nonstop morphing alter ego of two artistic soulmates based in Belgium, home of surrealism. In their eerie Post-Mortem Fairy Tales, they portray a series of masked, grotesque characters - often accompanied by startling stuffed animals and a variety of curiosa from their private collection.
Just like in the Victorian era, when deceased loved ones were photographed as a memento for grieving relatives, Mothmeister immortalizes animals in a weird and wonderful fairy-tale world.
In addition to the numerous eccentric portraits in this book, Mothmeister also reveals a unique look behind the mask: from the duo's intriguing adventures in the world's most abandoned places to their untamed passion for taxidermy, masks and fascinating on-the-road images, exposing their quenchless Wanderlust.
'All new technology is accompanied with great expectations on the one hand and great fear on the other. Thierry Geerts reduces the digital revolution to its true proportions and shows that we control the impact of technology ourselves: technology becomes what we make of it. Few are better placed than the author to clearly define the potential, the tasks, and the responsibility that awaits each and every one of us.' - Caroline Pauwels, rector of the VUB 'After Digitalis drew up the contours of the new digital world, Homo digitalis now describes how we can appropriate it so that digitalisation will benefit humanity. But instead of trying to convince at all costs, Thierry Geerts puts things in perspective. With great expertise, he guides us through numerous groundbreaking initiatives that start-ups and companies in Europe have often developed.'- Alain Gerlache, journalist 'This book couldn't have come out at a better time. Change can be scary for many, but above all, it brings many opportunities. Thierry Geerts fantastically explains how Digitalis can be an inclusive place where social mobility and equality are self-evident. Now it's up to our entrepreneurs, policymakers, and each of us as individuals to gear up and resolutely opt for the digital future.' - Yasmien Naciri, entrepreneur and marketer 'Think about the reasons for technology. That is the challenge that Thierry Geerts takes on with gusto and enthusiasm in this fascinating book.' - Laurent Hublet, co-founder and CEO of BeCentral, the largest digitalis campus in Europe In Homo digitalis, Thierry Geerts, CEO of Google Belgium and Luxembourg, looks at the dangers and opportunities of the digital revolution. Without taboos and with an eye to the future, he offers thoughtful examples of how digitalisation affects us as people and as a society. His conclusion is clear: technology is neutral, and it's up to people to use it consciously and confidently. If we do that, digitalisation will make us happier, with more time for creativity, personal development, healthcare, and the things that really matter. Then we'll become more human and we homo sapiens will turn into homo digitalis.
4 ingredients, 4 strong usp's Delicious and healthy Divided up according to their preparation time: ready in 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes Delicious, filling meals guaranteed to satisfy People who are overweight will lose weight Nutritionist Pascale Naessens is a forerunner, trendsetter and success author in the culinary field. In 2019 she won the Gourmand Award "Best in the World" and Low carb cooking with 4 ingredients was the best-selling book in Belgium in 2018.
In this second volume she presents more than 70 new tasty and inspiring low-carb dishes according to her well-known method. She also examines the ketogenic diet and the similarities with her proposed way of eating.