The interview with my 93y old grandma

My grandma turned 93 this weekend. I thought ‘time for an interview’. She said ‘wtf! I’m not the kind of person giving interviews, no spotlights for me’. Wrong approach… But as she’s not surfing (I guess), nevertheless I post some of her lessons 🙂 Continue reading “The interview with my 93y old grandma”

The real foundation of a sustainable love relationship

This is my personal opinion and I’m an engineer, not a psychologist or a ❤️love scientist❤️. However, I’m a practitioner of love, being a husband for almost ten years, with three kids where I’m (hopefully the real 😊) father of. I’m married with a person that is the opposite of me in all aspects, except one. Continue reading “The real foundation of a sustainable love relationship”

Weekly quote #2 -Great vision without great people is irrelevant

If you work on a project, if you start a business, if you write a paper, whatever you do with others: you need a vision. Preferably a big one.

You will never reach something big without big vision. But it’s not enough. Great vision without great people and your vision will remain nice words. Great people without great vision and the people will leave.

Since we started hiring people we see 2 groups:

  1. People for which vision and values are important
  2. People that don’t care
    • a) either they never will
    • either they don’t realise the importance yet

I think you need groups 1 and 2b….

Agree?

Talking Productivity: Episode#1 – The powerful OST

Solve your problems very effectively using this simple OST concept. You will be amazed…

Whenever you encounter a problem or want to accomplish a goal, the approach you should take can seem very unclear Continue reading “Talking Productivity: Episode#1 – The powerful OST”

Weekly quote #1 – Easy choices, hard life, hard choices, easy life

I was reading Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tribe of Mentors’ and discovered this quote which is so true. It became one of my favourite ones and gained importance since I started a business. Hard choices can be so uncomfortable Continue reading “Weekly quote #1 – Easy choices, hard life, hard choices, easy life”

Six lessons for PhD students

I started my PhD without realising what it was and what drove me in the first place. To be honest, there was just a sudden opportunity and I did not have a clear view on other career opportunities Continue reading “Six lessons for PhD students”

3 new books I took to Vegas

I always read books while travelling. Combined with the jetlag, it leads to a lot of creativity.

Brought to Las Vegas:

  1. Culture Code – Daniel Coyle: culture is so important and hard to change. Hence start with it early and spend energy on it.
  2. Shoe Dog – Phil Knight: this biography gives you energy and makes every challenge doable
  3. Crushing it – Gary Vaynerchuck: you just have to read this one if you want to be succesful at social media

Have you read any of them? Let me know by commenting!

5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 5: starting the machine

Have you read the introduction, Step 1 and Step 2? Then you are a real productivity beast… 💪🤜 If not, read those first and then come back. Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 5: starting the machine”

5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 4: your agenda

Have you read the introduction, Step 1 and Step 2? If not, read those first and then come back. Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 4: your agenda”

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