Best of July 2019

🏔🤯No More Backlogs?! Sometimes it feels there is such an avalanche of feature requests coming to mobile, it will never be possible work your way through the backlog. This can feel quite overwhelming for everyone in our team. So this Interesting idea from Basecamp  – who’s CEO Jason Fried was tweeting last week how much he loved […]

There is a YouTube Obsession for Everyone! The Amazing Tale of the $50 Jetski! 

When people talk about gaming – I feel very out of touch. And when I hear about YouTube celebrities like PewDiePie making millions playing games while talking about gaming I feel very old – and poor haha!  Recently, I discovered this whole genre of guys buying and restoring boats and cars on YouTube! Now I find myself […]

Best of May 2019

😴💰 Pokemon Go Is Coming For Your Sleep! This week the Pokemon Company announced a new app that will “turn sleeping into entertainment”. Pokemon Go earned 2.45 Billion Dollar in revenue and encouraged people to go outside and hunt for Pokemons. Pokemon Sleep will reward players who will get enough sleep and will try to turn sleep into […]

What Protein Bars, Perfume and Soho House Taught Me About Innovation and Change

A couple weeks ago, my girlfriend took me to London for the weekend. Being in a different environment and having some time to observe things and do some shopping, I noticed how wrong my thinking about innovation and change can often be. Three events changed my thinking:  💅 1.What happend with Chanel No. 5?!My idea […]

Lingerie Wars, Obesity and Bankruptcy, Slowly then Suddenly!

👠👙💸 I’m fascinated with this line “Gradually then suddenly”, from the article of Tim O’Reilly who uses it to describe technological change. It basically stresses that all sudden change – although it appears sudden – is often an accumulation of smaller events that were happening for many years.  I like to think it’s applicable to most aspects of life, […]

Best of February 2019

🤓🤖 AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform  – Call it Mirrorworld If you think the internet is done. And there are no opportunities anymore. Please read this mind-boggling vision on the possible impact of Augmented Reality. Kevin Kelly states that in the future everything in the world – from objects to streets and the […]

Best of January 2019

 🧟‍♂️🤖The Digital Maginot line One of the most thorough articles about our current world of disinformation campaigns, state employed cyber warriors, amateur guerrillas and sponsored trolls. Renee DiResta argues how media platforms and governments should change their approach in trying to react to this.  The most interesting point that DiResta makes, is that contrary to […]

Six Ways to Survive a Corporate Job After a Startup Crash

When my tech business failed I did something I never thought I would: I went to work for one of the largest corporations in Europe. During the five years I worked on Somehow, a product design agency based in Amsterdam, I thought that start-up life was my calling, the most exiting gig I ever imagined. […]

Best of September 2018

🤬The rise of anxiety consumerism Gravity blankets – a blanket of roughly 8 kilo’s – is supposed to reduce stress and to improve sleep quality. The company intended to raise 20k on Kickstarter. They raised 4.7 million Dollar! Apparently people everywhere are feeling increasingly anxious and stressed and are trying to combat this with mediation apps, […]