I just returned from one of the most exciting business events I ever attended. I will explain what made this event so unique and impactful, and what I learned after interacting with 20 driven and passioned entrepreneurs for over two days. The group of entrepreneurs spanned founders with businesses between 500k and 25 mio EUR annual revenue and teams between 5 and >200 people.Continue reading “The pain and power of being challenged by peers”
Managing your time and energy: an engineering approach
One of the biggest drivers of happiness is a well managed life. Very surprisingly, it almost gets no attention in education and on work floors. Probably you now start thinking about ‘time-management’, a term everyone is familiar with. However, what is most often neglected and equally important is ‘energy management’. Continue reading “Managing your time and energy: an engineering approach”
Lessons from a top chef – my brother :-)
I’m so proud of my brother Jan and his wife Ann. They started their restaurant ‘D’Oude Pastorie‘ almost 15 years ago. They received a Michelin star in 2014. I shouldn’t explain you that this type of job is extremely challenging: quality, speed, pressure, … every day. Continue reading “Lessons from a top chef – my brother :-)”
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”
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:
- Culture Code – Daniel Coyle: culture is so important and hard to change. Hence start with it early and spend energy on it.
- Shoe Dog – Phil Knight: this biography gives you energy and makes every challenge doable
- 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!
Why starting a business is not a mission impossible
AS A STATEMENT, from now on I am having a Tom Cruise haircut. Something is impossible only if you think it is. Just watch his movies, and you’ll discover. A business, career, good health or happy family life is no other! Let me know what you think about this statement.