“Pick a price that reflects the value you bring to your customers, not just your own production costs” – John Henry, host of startup podcast Open for Business
ProblemIn Tokyo I met a Danish guy at Startup Weekend Tokyo who told me about his friend playing a communication game with his kid. Once a week, he and his family would sit together to discuss the week’s challenges, and give each other tips on how to tackle issues. The parents did this to develop […]
Problem I hate planning holidays. I will book plane tickets for a 3-week backpacking adventure and a few days before departure realise that I really need to book a hostel for the first night and make sure I have an airport pickup. From the moment that I’ve booked my flight until the moment I leave, […]
Tot een aantal jaar terug zou ik mezelf omschrijven als cultuurbarbaar. Dit was deels gedreven door desinteresse: ik kon emotieloos naar een schilderij of beeldhouwwerk staren en me afvragen wat er aan het werk in kwestie nou zo mooi was. De andere reden was financieel: zodra iets cultureels geld kostte koos ik eieren voor m’n […]
Understanding the way we learn is super handy to learn more effectively in the future. Here are my 10 key learnings from the world’s most popular MOOC: Learning how to learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. 1. There are two modes of thinking and you need both ways to learn new […]
You’re probably reading this blogpost because you’re planning to visit Japan very soon…exciting!!! What follows is an overview of my learnings and tips after having spent 3 months in the world’s most inspiring city ;-). Start at the top or just straight to: 5 must-do’s when in Tokyo Itineraries through popular neighborhoods Food Common customs […]
Let’s kick off my Problems Worth Solving challenge with an idea I tested extensively in 2017: ‘the Marktplaats for busy people’. How it all started During a random conversation with one of my friends mid 2017, my friend mentioned that she wanted to sell some of her clothing but didn’t feel like taking the trouble to […]
I once made a product nobody wanted. Physically and mentally drained and lacking another real problem to solve, I decided to get into digital consulting to pay the bills. It didn’t take me long to find out that advising other people what to do wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. I’d rather implement my own […]
During a university course of the master programme Business Information Management a couple of years ago, me and my teammates had to come up with an idea for an app. What started as a uni assignment turned into a great startup adventure. The pitch: do you hate waiting all alone for your friends to arrive […]
Op een zaterdagochtend een paar maanden terug liepen de rillingen mij over de rug en stopte mijn hart even met kloppen toen ik las dat NRC met Blendle zou stoppen Concurrentie en een gebrek aan online innovatie lagen aan de kern van deze frustratie NRC maakte namelijk al gebruik van linkjes, video’s en andere digitale […]
Here’s my top 5 favourite startup podcasts. Inspiration guaranteed! #1 Startup by Gimlet Media – first season on how founders Alex and Matt set up their own podcast company Gimlet Media, then various seasons where Gimlet follows other startups and analyses the rise and fall of various companies #2 How I Built This by NPR […]
Buying Glossier’s Phase 2 set was probably the most exciting customer experience I’ve had ever since I started buying things online about a decade ago. Rarely have I been as desperate getting my hands on new products. How did the IntoTheGloss spin-off manage to capture my attention the first time I read about Glossier on IntoTheGloss, […]
Average reading time: 3 minutes Note: Due to the embedded images by Tableau, this article is best viewed on a tablet or laptop. Recently it had been a year since I started using Blendle. Rarely have I been more excited about a news service membership anniversary. In fact, reflecting on the past year with Blendle […]
Average reading time 5 minutes. “WHAT?!? Did IntoTheGloss just launch its own make up brand?” is the first thing that crosses my mind when I find out about Glossier on ITG. “Why would anyone try to launch another make-up brand in this saturated market?” To say I am skeptical is an understatement. But my skepticism […]
Average reading time 3 minutes. The first time I used Blendle I knew I had discovered something potentially very interesting. It was late September 2015 and I had some time to kill while travelling to Amsterdam Noord. A couple of days earlier I had subscribed to its newsletter after having heard about it on Dutch […]
Director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project Amit Sood and Google artist in residence Cyral Diagne @TED.
“I’m not starting another company without doing a LOT of surveys first, because you think people want something and they’re like “Oh yeah that sounds like a great idea I would love that!”, but then once you make them pay for it it’s so different. Look at the competitors, look at why this doesn’t exist, REALLY think about why this isn’t already there. Because there’s a reason. – Dating Ring cofounders discussing their lessons learned.
Source: Business Insider
This supermarket clearly thought hard on this.
For those who’ve always wanted to spray paint graffiti but never dared to: this is it ;-).
This is genius.
It gets better and better.
Personal favorites at 2:38 and 3:41.
Bill Gross, founder of Idealab @ TED
One to remember.
Interesting TED talk
by Travis himself.