Posts byYoeri Min

Yoeri Min is a Master's student in Business Administration, affiliated with the Aviation Research Department of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Walt Disney is Making the Wait Worthwhile

Waiting is a ubiquitous activity in many services, forming an unresolved issue in most organizations, while being an inevitable result of the business model in others. Customers wait for busses, people wait in line at the supermarket, people wait at airports, and so forth. To make matters worse, customers dislike waiting. Because of psychological factors
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5 tips to score a traineeship

Traineeships are very popular among well-educated starters, often possessing or finishing a University Master’s Degree. Competition for a traineeship among those people is the rule rather than the exception. Often, only a few positions are available. No wonder recruiters from large and small companies are looking for the best of the best. It is therefore
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What makes a succesful entrepreneur?

Koen Loor (22, living in Amsterdam) started his first business when he was just 16 years old. He is currently active in multiple successful start-ups in Amsterdam. The following interview on his experiences, success factors and latest activities is the first of a series of interviews with successful entrepreneurs providing valuable insights into the question:
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How to cope with airport capacity challenges?

Eurocontrol’s research (2013) showed that the current reduction in traffic growth is driven by economics, not by saturation of the air transport market. When confidence and economic growth return, demand is expected to grow again. Although exact forecasts differ, Boeing, Airbus and Eurocontrol all predict the European aviation market to grow, yet more slowly than
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Cultural differences limiting the emergence of a true European Union?

Cultural differences between the people of Europe might constitute the main obstacle to the creation of a homogeneous European society. Historically this makes sense. Many leaders have tried to unite Europe and failed, for example Attila the Hun, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler. Naturally, these leaders faced other challenges than the European Union is currently
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The certainty of black swans

A black swan is an event with three properties. First of all, a black swan is a rare event, based on past knowledge, and one that is impossible to predict. However, although its probability is low, when the event occurs, it has an enormous impact. Last, the event is easily explained afterwards. People didn’t see
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Russia closing its airspace: a possibility or an incredible threat?

As a reaction on new European Union sanctions looming over Russia, on Monday September 8th, Russian prime minister Dimitry Medvedev threatened to decline access for European flights through Russian Airspace. Medvedev stated that ‘bypassing our airspace could drive many struggling airlines into bankruptcy’. And indeed, because of the sheer size of the world’s largest country,
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