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The future is E-commerce

It doesn’t come as a big surprise, but e-commerce seems to be doing great. What I especially like is the growth of Shopify.  In a series of tweets, Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein point out that between March 13 and April 24, the number of consumers who bought something for the first time “from any Shopify […]

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What I’ve been reading

The Three Sides of Risk This is best story you will read this week.  The tail-end consequences of risk – like pandemics, and depressions – are what make the pages of history books. They’re all that matter. They’re all you should focus on. Tail-end events are all that matter. The Sickness in Our Food Supply “Only […]

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A New Future Daily

Remote work is going mainstream

Last week Jack Dorsey (CEO Twitter) announced that people don’t have to return to the office. No, they are not fired, they will have the freedom to work from anywhere. The other company Jack founded, Square, will also be a remote company from now on.  This week some companies you might know made the exact same announcement. Shopify, […]

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A New Future

Working From Home

This was all pretty sudden, wasn’t it? The world is changing before our eyes. Plans you made for 2020, poef gone.  We now experience an experiment that no one asked for; working from home. Remote work  I always believed ‘remote work’ was the future. I never understood micromanagement or the idea that a manager decides […]

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What I’m reading

Last weekend I did some research on the coronavirus. (I’m definitely not an expert in this field). My filter bubble. Naval Ravikant (brilliant guy) created this twitter list, and after following it for the last couple of days, I learned a lot. Bill Gates shared his perspective in his latest article; Now we also face […]

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Zoom, third places, and the coronavirus

While working remotely for the past 10 years I spend a lot of time in apps like skype – which we now replaced with zoom – to communicate with our clients and team members around the world. But also for companies closer to home, it’s getting more usual to set up a zoom meeting, instead […]

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Decisions making

The simple trick to perform better and more consistently

We, humans, want to envolve, this is wired in our DNA. Once we start with a new sport, we train to become better. The same is true for our careers. We start at a certain point, and from there we want to grow. Learning and practice are important habits to get better results. But is […]

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Moving fast. Superrr fast

Building solutions was never as simple as it is now. Last year we built some products ourselves based on the concept of ‘NoCode’ movement, and we were able to verify our ideas in a very efficient way. Instead of spending 10.000, > 50.000 euros, you can now build your next idea in no time at […]

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Entrepreneur

What will happen in 2020?

I have no idea, like everyone else. Making predictions is worth nothing, especially without skin in the game. What I can say is that we will focus on building tools and content for remote teams, while we explore this way of working ourselves. Besides that, we will focus more and more on the psychological ‘revolution’ […]

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On being smart

What is needed to succeed in school? A lot of people will probably answer this question with; You have to be smart!  This paper is not sure about that statement. Nabil H Mustafa had a closer look at some of the world’s most famous mathematicians on how they achieved so many great intellectual achievements.  It […]