Inspirational

Change direction

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.


General

be optimistic

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.


Photography

Close to home

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 [...]




Innovation

The evolution of phone calls

This weekend I’ve experience the evolution of phone calls… Whatsapp calling. Although I’ve placed numerous VoIP calls (Skype, SIP etc) before, I believe Whatsapp is changing the game dramatically. With over 800 million users as of this month, no additional installs and a feature that just works it’s a matter of [...]




Entrepreneurship

Final selection day debrief

We did it again! After months of screening and selecting the best of the best and an intense couple of days, together with our 150+ mentor pool, we selected the 11 best high tech startups of the world for the second program of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL. The feedback from the selected startups today ranged from “absolutely amazing [...]


Entrepreneurship

How to define Startup and Scaleup