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 &...

Newsletter Nº94

Last night I walked my first AvondVierdaagse with my kids. It’s a great annual initiative in 600 municipalities across The Netherlands getting kids out on long walks with friends and family 4 evenings in a row. Preparing for today’s newsletter, I got to thinking about how...

Newsletter Nº93

This past weekend was Rapha Rides Amsterdam! Nearly 600 people attended the events throughout the weekend. I personally did the Chase the Sunrise ride, Camping Trip & Urban Secrets ride. Each was awesome! More below...

Newsletter Nº92

I skipped a week! Did you notice? That used to freak me out but sometimes completely unplugging is simply the best way to go. It was nice! I was in Brabant north of Breda nearly in the Biesbosch for several days with my family in a...

Newsletter Nº91

Its been a busy week back in Holland after last week’s Swiss trip (peek these recaps by John & Elena). And I’m still playing catch up as today is Amsterdam’s biggest Tech Conference: The Next Web. As I scramble to ship this (late, I know) issue,...