Mandate Evening November 2017
The final mandate evening of the year promised a diverse and exciting schedule. First of all, Reinier van den Vuuren (the nephew of Diederik) took us into the wonderful world of Block chain, Big Data, Digital Transformation and more of those buzzwords. As the owner/proprietor of Basta Group, Diederik kindly explained this dazzling world to us. (See www.bastagroup.nl)
After the break, acquaintance Wytse Bouma, an old acquaintance of Mandate, sent shivers down our spines with his adventure of last June. His sailing Boat “The Happy” went down during a trans-Atlantic race. As an alumni of our Master Course Turnaround Management, he’s here to tell us how he coolly went about his very literal turnaround at sea. Wytse’s presentation compared decision-making and cooperating at sea, in abysmal circumstances, with doing business in heavy weather. How do you make judgment calls? How do you estimate and weigh risks, based on the available information?