Newsletter Nº104

…what stands in nearest proximity to you has enormous implications. As Jim Rohn has wisely said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Similarly, Tim Sanders, former Yahoo! director, said, “Your network is your net worth.” - Benjamin...

Newsletter Nº103

This past weekend was the Schwarzwald Giro in the Black Forest. It was awesome. : ) This past weekend also was a grim spectacle of racial tension in the US. It was awful. : ( Nothing kills your vibe like watching your home country devolve right before...

Newsletter Nº102

This may be the 3rd of 4th time I’ve written an issue from a train. Right now I’m sitting in an ICE en route to Freiburg for my 4th Schwarzwald Giro! Last years was so rad: jespergrundahl.exposure.co/schwarzwald-giro-2016 I’m stoked for two days of trying not to get...

Newsletter Nº101

To “run what you brung” is an old racing term meaning racing what you rode to the race. Back in the late 1940s when servicemen came back from the war. They had no money for racing bikes, but they wanted to have fun. Hooligan...

Newsletter Nº100

ONE HUNDRED ISSUES!   Let’s throw back to Issue Nº1: essentially incepted as a sounding board for the freelance work I was doing back then. I was preparing for Eurobike just like I am now. (who’s going?)   And a year later: Nº50. Even more grateful now than I...

Newsletter Nº99

“I think there is a level of human responsibility that’s out there just from being a human being put here on this earth. You know, I can choose to be a spectator, be somebody that’s not contributing anything, just being a critic even. I think...

Newsletter Nº98

Recently I was, perhaps somewhat unempathetically, musing on the seemingly more prevalent occurrence of burnout here in The Netherlands. I just seem to hear of it so much. Apparently, in 2013, the Netherlands ranked as the fourth happiest country in the world, and one of the...

Newsletter Nº97

I was lucky enough to be in a photoshoot for Tern Bikes with my daughter this week. (Thanks for the chance, Chris of goodtimesroll.cc & Ad Lips) The photographer, Sebas Romero of Black and Rad Barcelona, was cracking me up for two days. The crew...

Newsletter Nº96

Don’t player hate, anticipate and formulate! This week I did some reading on negotiation. I learned that all negative “negotiation tactics” can really be boiled down to three main strategies: 1. Deception 2. Coercion 3. Prevention (- from Negotiations and Selling by Sameer Kulkarni) More below...

Newsletter Nº95

This week had some serious nostalgia. I saw WHY? for the first time in 12 years last night & I got back to my roots of working in restaurants this morning. I had the chance to help prepare salads inspired by me with Dom &...