My first year being an entrepreneur

Last week I celebrated my first birthday being an official entrepreneur! To clarify, I celebrated being an official entrepreneur, because I have been an entrepreneur my entire work life disguised as an employee. When the company limited me in executing my entrepreneurial abilities, I left. Last year I decided to start my own business. in […]

Are you an entrepreneur or just minding the shop?

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance S. Cheung)

Recently, I was listening to an item on the Dutch radio on research about employment and management. It stated that companies fear a lot of people will leave their company and look for a new challenge. With the economy back on track this is nothing new. However, politicians and unions are screaming for raises! Research […]

3 tips for fast growing companies

Growing-Pains

‘You are likely to get management approval for a 500 dollar expense…..but you can call a 1-hr meeting with 20 people and no one notices’. Some time ago, I saw this statement in an image on LinkedIn. I could not help to grin a little and I bet for most of you this is very […]

Wat zijn ondernemende vaardigheden?

Om een product te maken of service te verlenen, heeft u traditioneel drie primaire factoren nodig. Ten eerste hebben we middelen nodig: zoals land, water of wind. Laten we deze bronnen noemen. Ten tweede hebben we tijd en geld nodig, startkapitaal of schaalkapitaal. Laten we dit voor de eenvoud de monetaire component noemen. Ten derde […]

3 TED reasons you want to work in a Company of Owners

time-for-a-change

The Company of Owners. An idea of what the future company will look like. Nobody will be on the payroll, everybody will be an owner of the company exposed to the same risks and benefits of running your own business. People no longer just work for their pay checks, they work because they want to […]

The autonomy and alignment experiment

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Recently, we hosted a small event on ‘self organisation’. This was an informal and highly interactive session. We kick started with an experiment which I think is worth sharing. Goal of this experiment is to see how people react when given a simple task with a combination of high or low autonomy and alignment. How does this […]