Startups and scaleups have become an important force in our economy and more and more people are involved in building, mentoring, servicing and growing them. As more people get involved they often ask me how I define a startup and a scaleup. This post is meant to help you understand what a startup and what a scaleup is. Searching the [...]
“From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe
I’ve discovered some really handy time-saving hidden gestures in iOS: Swipe down in mail to minimize the compose window Swipe left or right to delete digits in the calculator Tap and hold the “123” button to type one symbol Tap-tap-swipe for one handed zooming in Google Maps For more from where these came from please [...]
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe
At some point in your career you will have more requests coming your way than you possibly can handle. Having three meetings at the same time at different locations is physically impossible and in such cases I find it relatively easy to say no. At other times it is more difficult. I just listened to a great podcast on this topic with [...]
When two of the VCs I’m following refer to a blogpost at the same time it must be a good read. It’s a post about raising a series A for a fintech startup eShares and it contains some valuable advice generally applicable to the fundraising process as well as a copy of the pitch deck. The investors who won’t invest will [...]
Go all-in on your strengths and don’t bother about your weaknesses. To do that, be self aware. Gary describes it in a way only he can but he’s got a point: be self aware.
So well said…. Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we’re all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they’ve made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction. The full post is not much longer, go and read it.
With small steps and by being optimistic you can pursue happiness, day by day, step by step. For some good inspiration see the below video or this post on the relation between creativity and happiness.
We’ve been exploring nature in the Den Bosch region and another really nice area is the nature reserve with an old railway bridge “de Moerputten”. The combination of the bridge, together with the swamp area, which reminded me of hotter and more humid places than the Netherlands (holiday!) made it special. As you can see [...]