Categories
Daily

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 […]

Categories
Daily

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! […]

Categories
Daily

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 […]

Categories
Daily

Do more

I made a last-minute decision to fly back to Amsterdam the other week, I’m incredibly busy at the moment and we needed to fix some things. It’s weird, but I like moments where things go wrong. It’s the part where everyone comes to getter, and you are forced to work on a solution, forced to […]

Categories
Daily

Worry

As an entrepreneur I try to be prepared for an uncertain, and often ‘dangerous’ future. If I would have invented the airplane, I would definitely also have designed the parachute. I’m optimistic, but I consider all possibilities, the challenge in all of this is not to worry to much.   It may well rain tomorrow, […]

Categories
Daily

Give people freedom to create

Building something is always challenging, the goal in this process should always be to innovate and to make something people want. Bernard Arnault of LVMH (world largest, successfully luxury good company) shared his vision behind the success of the company and the creative process: I don’t have alarm bells when it comes to creativity. If […]

Categories
Daily

Adventure

An unusual, exciting, and possibly dangerous activity, such as a trip or experience, or the excitement produced by such an activity. I don’t see work separated from my personal life. Our pay-off at MOIJ is ‘We design your adventure’ is basically a reminder of how we would like to approach life. How we spend our […]

Categories
Daily

Doing something every day

While I have a nice breakfast in the restaurant of my hotel, named: Benedict, which serves breakfast 24/7 my legs feel a bit tired of the 16k of yesterday.  I finished my second week of training, creating a streak.  Seth Godin has a great blog post about doing something every day:  Streaks are their own […]

Categories
Daily

When we lose we have the opportunity to win

This morning started with a great run Running for me is great escape, a habit to stay balanced. Building a company is hard, because you experience a lot of failures. As Fred Wilson shared in his newsletter: You take a lot of losses as a founder, particularly in the early days. Investors pass on your […]

Categories
Daily

Figma is the best design tool for remote teams

After a very warm week in Torino I’m back in Milano. I was fortunate enough to call this my office. Last week sketch launched a new update, it seems pretty solid. But I’m not switching back. I love Figma. It’s super easy to make a prototype, and since it’s available in the browser it’s super […]