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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 […]

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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 […]