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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]