Family business

"Families are just like pets ... not everybody should own one" (Randel S. Carlock 2006)

International: Family Business Network (includes numerous national chapters)
The Family Business Network (FBN) represents entrepreneurial families in 40 countries. Depending on the countries, family firms account for 50 to 70% of jobs, and they are said to be more reliable employers, due to their long term vision and strong connection with local communities.

International Select club - admission condition: exist as a family business for at least 200 years: Henokiens

Europe: European Group of Owner Managed and Family Entreprises

Belgium: Familiebedrijf

Nederland: Centrum voor het Familiebedrijf

Wacondah's Photos @ Flickr

to all: please note that all recent Wacondah Photos can be accessed on Flickr, accessible in different sets (e.g. Brussel Blogt)

Reading: "From Beirut to Jerusalem" - Thomas L. Friedman (absolute must-read *****/*****)
Listening to: Arsenal
Travelling: back from Berlin
Last picture: Unmarked Police Helicopter above Brussels


Bruegel 2006 - Brussel, Gaasbeek, Tervuren, Meise

A new festival honoring BRUEGEL kicks off this friday, May 12 2006.

Bruegel was very active in the Pajottenland region, but painted much more than peasant weddings or stag parties... 5 new exhibitions will try to give a comprehensive view of his revolutionary art... the only problem being that his paintings are only rarely sent out from the museums where they're saveguarded...
Bruegel's paintings reside in 41 musea worldwide ... so the exhibitors have choosen to put up real-scale photos...

In het Kasteel van Gaasbeek zal een expositie worden ingericht over Bruegel en zijn tijd.