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What makes company values?

How can you tell apart real company values from more superficial mantras or slogans?

There is one objective mark for values: they fight and they win, when contesting on scarce resources of any type.

A real company value wins fights against other interests when competing on budget, resource allocation, and other cost-bearing priorities.

If it does not fight – it’s not a value but a preference.

If it does not win – it’s not a value but a show.

Tips for Submitting Proposals to EU FP7 (now H2020) and Others

Among the work I do is the evaluation of research proposals for the Framework Program 7 (FP7), and now H2020, of the European Commission. I review research proposals that are submitted in response to calls that are related to information security. Truthfully, this work is among the more interesting of projects I am involved with.

On account of this occupation of mine, for a few years already, I consider myself authoritative to bring up the following tips to whoever intends to submit a research proposal for European, or other, funding.

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