Swiss democracy

Switzerland is a perfect example of democracy in practice. The citizens get to vote on just about everything before it can become law. This weekend we had another vote. There were 3 things on the cards. The first one was about making it easier for 3rd generation residents to get Swiss citizenship. We were looking…

Standing up to Trump

This week has been a helluva ride as the saying go, and the ban on the citizens of seven countries just did it for me. I have been devouring news on it, surfing twitter, trying to understand what the hell is going on. But of course, it is not possible to understand. The majority of…

Halloween

Is it just me that thinks the horror clowns and horror makeup prevalent this Halloween is just a bit too gory? Maybe I am getting old, but I was finding it difficult to hit like on my facebook feed yesterday when my normally attractive friends and relatives were posting pretty impressively gory pictures of them…

Trump is a narcissist

First Brexit was a vote that got through when the polls thought it wouldn’t. Now the peace deal with Farc has been rejected by Columbian voters, even though the polls said it would get accepted. So one thing we do know is not to trust the Polls. People do what they do for the weirdest…

How Apple did it

  We have all read of the € 13 billion in taxes that the EU has decreed that Apple must pay to the Irish government. The rights and wrongs of whether the EU can change the rules retrospectively are being debated. What interested me as a Tax manager is how Apple did it? How did…

post Brexit blues

I did not really believe it would happen you know. I was hoping that remain would win the day. They did not though, and the shock was big on Friday morning. The shock was big not just for me, but for millions of others, including a lot of the leave campaign, including their leaders. Now…