Philosopher & Entrepreneur.
Let’s make the world better.
I love being a philosopher and entrepreneur, because I’ve learned how to turn thoughts into actions. I’m proud that I am not afraid to fail, as this makes me resourceful and a fast learner. I like being a generalist that puts things in perspective, as this makes me an open-minded and original strategist. And I envy the experts, but this only keeps me motivated to never stop learning.
I have pitched millions of ideas, launched startups, ran (crowd-) funding campaigns, implemented marketing strategies, created beautiful brands, and always delivered great products.
I easily switch from macro to micro and continue to see room for improvement. I can handle the technical details, but also communicate with a non-technical audience. I’m at my best when I can use my creative mind to turn challenging problems into concrete solutions. I keep pushing.
My ultimate dreams are to walk on the moon and to unite reason and faith. In the meantime I try to make this world a little bit better. One step at a time.
Things that drive me.
To become a man of value.
Philosophy means ‘love for wisdom’. This means you cannot possess wisdom, you can only strive for it. I try to acquire knowledge in all areas of life, but my main interests lie in economics, politics and history. My favorite philosopher is probably Socrates: at least, all quotes on my resume are his!
Almost all sports can be inspiring. Unfortunately we don’t have time to practice all of them, but you could cross my path on the field/court while I’m playing football or squash; and in the wild when I’m cycling or snowboarding. I also visit the Amsterdam Arena regularly to support my club: Ajax!
The Dutch word ‘gezelligheid‘ is considered an untranslatable, and it is is deeply ingrained into Dutch culture. I enjoy and search for it in all its forms: whether I’m playing board games, going out dancing, having dinner with friends or spending quality time with family!
“Let him that would move the world
first move himself.” – Socrates