The A-Team DNA

When you start to think big, you should get the best and brightest talents out there. It’s time to get yourself the A-Team.

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Crazy ceilings from 3D-printed sand – IMPRESSO #15

In this edition: crazy ceilings from 3D-printed sand, paper-based batteries powered by bacteria and fighting tuberculosis with your smartphone

by in August 29, 2018

Leaders can’t get Superman’s job – nor should they try!

It is a myth that good leaders are superhuman. If anything, the advantage they have over others is that they know their own limitations.

by in August 21, 2018

Printing human tissue in space – IMPRESSO #14

In this edition: 3D-bio-printing in space, outsourcing empathy to a fluffy white seal robot and reviving the public bank in the US.

by in August 21, 2018

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.

by in August 14, 2018

Go Jellyfish, go get our plastic waste! – IMPRESSO #13

In this edition: Jellyfish go get our plastic waste, blockchain gives democracy a new spin and nanowires playing a violine concerto

by in August 14, 2018

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

Blockchain checks if you’re Thomas Edison 2.0 – IMPRESSO #12

In this edition: Blockchain checks the innovation level of your idea, food tastes better with an electrode-zap and the best multi-tasker is your mind

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

Pivot like the worms do – IMPRESSO #11

In this edition: worms performing mathematical calculations, humans closer to becoming a multi-planetary species and the prevention of toxic online conversations

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

Get ready to moonwalk for helium – IMPRESSO #10

In this edition: Moonwalking for helium-3, Rolls-Royce trains cockroaches and thinking big(ger) with microequity

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

Robots teach you how to smile – IMPRESSO #9

In this edition: the different approach of US and European startups, robots that teach you how to smile and it may be time so say goodbye to your office desk.

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