“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

This quote is a subtle reminder of the power of enthusiasm. The ability to motivate team members, investors, your early evangelists etc. depends to a large extent on the natural (not the faked type) of enthusiasm that founders radiate. It therefore is one of the important signals I look for when working with founders and colleagues. A little spark in your eyes when you talk about your cause!



“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

As a strong believer and practitioner of the lean startup and validation principles I’m currently in a phase where I’m validating a number of ideas. Some are easy to validate, some take more time and most will probably invalidate (or more popular: fail). There is no great breakthrough without experimentation and an experimentation mindset is an essential part of entrepreneurship.

I love this quote because it links the small scale experimentation that I’m currently doing to the big effect it will one day have. A world that has changed for the better.


Do it

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

The key factor to entrepreneurial success is execution. An idea is worthless without action so you have to execute on it. Thinking about starting a blog is easy, starting a blog is hard. You expose yourself so it takes courage. But in the end you just have to do it. This is the first post. Follow me on my entrepreneurial journey and follow the sharing of my nuggets of knowledge and wisdom. Let’s enjoy the ride!