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Does being bored make us more creative?

Boredom has traditionally been associated with a range of adverse outcomes, both within the workplace and outside of it. Being bored does not mean that you don’t have anything to do, I mean, did you ever find yourself in a moment that you literally had no options on doing something? Boredom stems from a situation wherefrom […]

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Need for speed. Or is stillness key?

Most of us seem to believe that we need to move fast to build a better product, break things, decide quickly, and learn along the way.  Where this is true in some cases, there seems to be a pattern that moving fast can fundamentally break things and that the (designs) decisions you made have such […]

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Startups have it all. Except a path to profits.

From an investor point of view; start-ups are not primarily seen as young companies headed for a sustainable market position, but as financial investment vehicles to be hyped up and then passed along to the next stage. UBER, WeWork, and biggest part of the startup ecosystem wear a mask. They have millions of users, cool […]

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Do you ever wonder how you feel?

How we feel has a significant influence on what we do. In the tech bubble, we spend a lot of time talking about AI, flying cars and IPO’s (I prefer IPA’s). We like to talk about the future, about the next BIG revolution that is driven by technology (duh-huh!) Everything needs to become bigger, faster, […]

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Why is something easy, hard?

Compound interest is something that fascinates me and is a talent that I focus on to become better at.  The idea is simple; do something every day and it will pay off in the long run. Even with failures or setbacks. This goes for investing, learning a new skill, eating healthy. You name it. In […]

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Anti goals – How to design your day

Summer is over, and it’s time for the last sprint of the year. While working on this plan, I revisited a concept that I used before. To think about my ‘Anti goals’. A concept to design your perfect day, by focusing on what you hate. The idea of anti goals is simple. Imagine how your worst […]

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Learn from different worlds.

Yesterday morning I was working at the office of one the clients of MOIJ-LIFE; Hospice. This week I wrote about their launch. I’ve seen this place while it was still an abandoned building. They made huge progress and are ready to welcome the first residents. If this was a tech startup, you would probably read about […]

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Note to self

The best ideas arrive when you don’t look for them.  After having some meetings yesterday, my afternoon was completely different than initially planned. While arriving home, I knew that I never was able to finish my work for the day. (I was supposed to work on a project)   I decided to sit outside, and […]

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Opinions. Jadajajada.

There are a lot of them. In the form of feedback on your work, how much you should sleep, exercise, what you should eat, drink or wear, the list continues… I don’t believe we humans have more opinions then before, but with unlocking your phone you are exposed to the world of opposites. Eat meat! […]

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A New Hospice in Amsterdam

Today Hospice Amsterdam Zuid-Oost opened its doors. As I wrote on Dribbble Last week it’s inspiring to see people work super hard to make this a reality. We need more people like this, that don’t give up. People who create real solutions, for real world problems. Most of them aren’t ‘sexy’ as crypto, Ai, or […]