Tag archive for logistics

The keen ones

The keen ones

Here I am, willingly thrown into yet another sport event covering a sport I have to admit I am mostly unfamiliar with: soccer for my North American friends, and football for the other ones. Sure, I know there are 22 men running after a ball…

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Playing for change

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BCBR: beautiful BC on a bike

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight

Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight

38,000 feet in the air, watching the snow-capped mountains through the window: I am on my way home for a short time, coming back from a business meeting in another part of the continent, in the middle of other beautiful mountains. The captain invited us,…

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Logistics safari

Logistics safari

As we just “celebrated” the 20th. anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the logistics function within the humanitarian field is resonating louder and louder these days. It draws some politician’s attention, definitely some journalists’ too, and it touches people: the ones being assisted in the potential…

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Too many chiefs

Too many chiefs

What is more challenging than a close-minded manager? When more than one decide to jump in and act as the manager who knew everything… This scenario happened to me while I was still an employee: it was post 9/11 in the aerospace business (yes, I…

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FOMO

FOMO

Ok, so I admit I did not know what that means until this past weekend while attending a party. Whether it is a chosen way of living, a disguised way of suffering in silence and hope, like living vicariously, the Fear Of Missing Out can feel like a…

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A convenient a priori

A convenient a priori

As the Sport Accord Convention in St. Petersburg (which I missed) wrapped up last week, I got to read some first-hand impressions from participants: touching on emotional and professional expectations, some comments were tactful, some raw. The fact that it was taking place in Russia has triggered…

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Alexander was right

Alexander was right

In the middle of some stressful planning, I hear turmoil, and sometimes witness relationships being fragmented after some dire personality frictions: it is like adding oil to a fire. Debates around logistics planning lose logic, and strategies face some kind of failure. Why? Mostly because…

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Adjusting

Adjusting

The little frog has taken a huge leap, crossed the Atlantic pond and arrived in the land of Shakespeare, all in one piece. The blogging hiatus was necessary, and very welcome, to all the personal and professional logistics required for the move. There is no…

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