Newsletter Nº57

After a week out at Eurobike, then a beautiful wedding in Berlin & a soberingly strenuous yet amazingly rewarding week conquering the 1st Torino-Nice Rally, I’m back in Amsterdam. September feels like a new beginning in so many ways already. Can’t say it’s because of...

Newsletter Nº56

Live from Friedrichshafen! Well, Markdorf a few kilometers west of the Eurobike tradeshow. I’m here with Far Ride, Zwatt, Gilles Berthoud, Wahoo Fitness, Komoot and Fahrstil. Today is the second day of the show & it's going to be a busy one, so I’ll keep...

Newsletter Nº55

I rush to & from speculative meetings all the time. All the time.   I love them so it’s ok.   But when my bud Jambi sent this classic Paul Graham post Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule from 2009, I chuckled… then paused.   More below...

Newsletter Nº54

Who else is attending Eurobike this year? Let’s meet up!   🌅  I’m riding from Munich to the show with several friends again this year. 200km from Munich to Friedrichshafen. Here is the route on Komoot. We’ll leave around 9am on Tuesday, Aug, 30 from the Munich...

Newsletter Nº53

Inspiring solidarity and trust within our own team has been on my mind a bit recently. I tried to put my finger on what exactly it accomplished more than just gezelligheid, then I read:   “What’s the connection between employee trust and financial performance?”   More below...

Newsletter Nº52

There are 168 hours in a week; this is an immutable truth. That sounds like a lot, but is it really enough time to cover the demands of a successful career, family involvement, and everything else that makes up a fulfilling life? Let’s do...

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...