Newsletter Nº51

more rest = more best.   I wrote about how being tired isn’t a badge of honor back in issue 39 but just read that taking even 20 minutes of shut-eye is comparable to “literally plugging in your phone battery, 30 mins of downtime and you gain...

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSAY! Newsletter Nº50

One year ago I started shipping weekly newsletters. I was inspired to do so by my friend Joachim Baan and local startup hero Nalden.   Back then, I was also writing about The Importance of Being Dropped and 6 months into working for myself again for the...

Newsletter Nº49

Ryan Aventis The Economist’s senior economics editor and Free Exchange columnist asks Why do We Work so Hard? suggesting our jobs have become prisons from which we don’t want to escape. Its a long read but I can certainly relate:   “Our social networks are made up...

Newsletter Nº48

Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a tire) rolls on a surface. The primary cause of pneumatic tire rolling resistance is hysteresis. Hysteresis is the time-based dependence of a system’s output...

Newsletter Nº47

Amsterdam has its first ever Bicycle Mayor!   Initiated by CycleSpace in Amsterdam earlier this year, the Bicycle Mayor Program will work to move all aspects of cycling in cities from the fringes into the mainstream. This is part of a bigger initiative to accelerate the...

Newsletter Nº46

Yesterday was Father’s Day! One of my favorite things to do with my kids is share music with them. Specifically, music that made an impact on me.   When I read that Spotify is making us boring because algorithms shape music taste and we’re losing human...

Newsletter Nº45

Despite taking the short 40km route of yesterday’s Retro Ronde van Vlaanderen, I’m still sore from hauling the tandem through train stations!   I attended the 10th annual Belgian tribute to cycling’s glory days on behalf of our client Brooks Nederland (Kruitbosch). It was a blast and...

Newsletter Nº44

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another being is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference. [wikipedia]   “That’s really the purpose of the talk today for me is this empathy of understanding the people that you’re working with. That’s the number...

Newsletter Nº43

Greetings from near Rodanthe, North Carolina in the Outer Banks! Still on ’vacation’ touring up the East Coast with my family. We’re posted up at a beach house with several of my wife’s friends from college & their families.   As always, thanks for reading!     Get next week's...

Newsletter Nº42

Live from Largo, Florida! Week one of keeping the rhythm on my family’s quasi-vacation to the US is coming to a close. I’ve mostly kept my goal of maintaining my early rising routine motivated by a mixture of road rides & skype calls. After this...