Making the most of your time is tough. Admittedly, I've been one to spend time looking for productivity hacks.
But taking the time to do things is about priorities. Even then, at some point, you worry if you wasted time. Well, what are the biggest wastes of time we regret when we get older?
The author of this lifehacker article shares that her biggest time regrets aren’t spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging her daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. I'm just glad this newsletter is worth your time! : )
Thanks for reading!
Unwrapping the Festive 500 – The winners
72,283 people went for the Festive 500 this year. That's an increase on last year’s 48,000 participants. Only 13,311 who were successful this year. Each year what it takes to win changes and this challenge will always bee a favorite of mine : )
The Veritable Cyclist Beer: VELOSOPHE
The result of four generations of cycling passion and gastronomy, these guys even have a 3 liter 'podium only' bottle. #prostyle
What to Eat When You're Drunk, Tired, and Hungry
Don't ignore your nutritional goals when you come stumbling home after a beer too many and blow your diet after a night out by eating greasy drunk-food. Instead, reach for one of these satisfying treats. #protips
Catherine Engelbert, CEO at Deloitte, thinks women should climb the corporate ladder
Millennials are pushing companies to redefine their goals, mostly in good ways but, accodring to a study of 7,700 millennials from 29 countries, Deloitte found that one in four wants to quit his or her job within a year, and 44% in the next two years. By 2020, only 16% expect to be at their current company. Women are more likely than men to have jumped shipped by then. If you work at Zappos, you likely already left ; )
What does this mean for startups & small / medium size companies? The challenge is clear.
The Secret of Immigrant Genius
Scan the roster of history’s intellectual and artistic giants, and you quickly notice something remarkable: Many were immigrants or refugees, from Victor Hugo, W.H. Auden and Vladimir Nabokov to Nikolas Tesla, Marie Curie and Sigmund Freud. In fact, 40% Of The Largest U.S. Companies Founded by Immigrants or Their Children. Starting my company in Holland was relatively easy. Coming to the US and founding something new is pretty complicated!
Friends have mobile app development bandwidth!
Friend and client Gosia of raxdb.com and her colleague Matthew of codersco.com have bandwidth to take on a new mobile app project. They use tools like AngularJS and Ionic and have impressive back-end expertise, from classic SQL databases through cloud-based solutions like Firebase.
Their latest project is a demographic-specific social network offering all the usual features: friends lists, groups, chat and personalized profiles. (still in beta) Daniela Matthew's team are not graphic designers nor UX experts but are ready to get your MVP off the ground! Have an idea? Reach out to Matthew via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm speaking about sales at Rockit Summit in Chișinău, Moldova
Rockit is a two day conference in Chișinău, Moldova. One day for digital communication and the second focusing on entrepreneurship. I'm speaking about sales at startups on day 2. This is joint venture between the Moldovan agancy Granat and Digicomnet, which is an outcome of a U.S. State Department sponsored exchange. That program focuses on tools for digital communication and startup infrastructure in the Baltics, Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia.
I'm elated & honored for the opportunity to join 500 attendees, 24 speakers and 50 international guests from 17 countries! Of course, I'll be bringing my bike. ; ) Like the conf on FB & follow them on twitter.
Sales Hacker Amsterdam #1 for 2016 on Feb 18
Erik Tengen, Co-founder of oakyapp.com & Joella van der Boom from www.boomimpress.nl are the first two on the ticket. RSVP now & stay tuned for the third speaker to be announced soon!
cities | Dealroom.co
The next time you are travelling to a (European) city, make sure to check out two features on Dealroom. Firstly, our city reports will help you discover which companies and investors to meet. To find the right city, just type the city name in the search bar, or browse all cities here.
People often ask me about the rad bike shops in Holland...
The author of this awesome post about Dutch hotspots for cyclists writes: "Ten years ago, cycling was dutifully equipped as a means of getting to work or running errands in town. The only person watching the Tour de France was your dad. Cycling was not for fun, nor an exercise in mindfullness and your bike had better look like shit or it would be stolen." Well that has all completely changes and I want to go visit LEV cycling café in Arnhem : )