Context matters … a lot!

No matter how good you think your idea is, it will only succeed in the right context: the right time, the right place and within the right eco-system.

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In love with your idea? Get over it.

Your idea is the first in a series of ingredients that make a business successful. It is an opportunity that has yet to be realized. In other words: it’s a starting point.

by in August 8, 2018

Listening. Upgraded.

My son taught me an invaluable lesson. One that was also vital for my business life: I stopped listening to reply and started listening to understand.

by in August 1, 2018

Impact – the entrepreneur’s superfood

What we’ll invest in today determines the world we’ll live in tomorrow. Impact entrepreneurship is quickly becoming mainstream and has the potential to change the world.

by in July 25, 2018

Shoot for the moon! What else?

Moonshots are hard. There is a risk of failure. But we did get to the moon. And every day, people with purpose, vision and determination achieve things that previously seemed impossible.

by in July 17, 2018

I love being proven wrong

It is so easy to become set in your ways. To assume that because something has worked for you, it should continue to work. Being wrong keeps me on my toes.

by in July 11, 2018

Santa isn’t the only one in the North. You’ll find your purpose there too

The only (good) reason to start your own business is to pursue your purpose. To follow “Your True North”.

by in July 3, 2018

Catalonian Escalation – in a war of Ego, the loser always wins

In the Catalonian escalation, it comes down to short-sighted, fainthearted and poor leadership.

by in October 29, 2017