Beyond the virtual lounge is Erick Van Houtte's caféLounge, the place to have a virtual cup of java so we can discuss subjects of common interest.
to share my works and projects of general interest;
to discuss the Van Houtte family story;
to have a place for individuals, teams and managers to use methods, expertise, common technologies and experience to ‘Think and Act within Context' for ... Effective Decision Making ... Efficient Operations ... Practical Processes, Tools, Organization and Knowledge
I look to feedback and constructive criticism/input to make this site and related blogs interesting and pertinent.
You are invited to visit the site and sign my Guestbook..
Erick Van Houtte
within Context Every decision should be made with context (background, circumstances) and in context (current factors and conditions) of a given situation. There are always reasons why things were done a certain way and led to a current situation. The art and science of decision making must consider the combination of past and present to make an effective decision for the future.
Many "gut" decisions are made by people who believe they know better, so do not need to understand why things were done a certain way, they just assume they know better. History repeats itself: if you are not sure, learn about some of the biggest failures/man-made disasters....after the incident, you always hear "we knew this was going to happen, here is why...." Link: within Context
Van Houtte Story In 2001 I published the biography of the Van Houtte family, in French. Now, I am doing a new version, in English, for ePub. I inviste you to follow my story to publish this book online. Link: Van Houtte Story