This story was originally published on (also in Dutch).

At work at New Black, a Holacracy-powered e-commerce startup in Almere, Netherlands.

Meet the Bearded Dragon named Api, the CEO of New Black. This lizard has been in charge of this tech startup in Almere since its start. This unusual situation typifies how New Black co-founder Steven Bakker looks at conventional business…

Three 20-somethings share their experiences with Holacracy.

Originally published at on July 16, 2018. Also in Dutch

“New kid on the block” is what Dutch online mortgage company Ikbenfrits (“I am Frits”) calls itself.

“I do not employ a thousand people. I have no rusty systems,” Ikbenfrits states on the website under the heading ‘About Frits.’…

Over 70 people visited the Springest headquarters for pizza and to participate in the panel discussion during the Holacracy Meetup that took place on October 18th 2017.

We did it ping pong style so everybody in the audience who wanted to, could ask a question. Our panelists were very happy to share their perspectives on self-organization and Holacracy.

Our Panelists:
— Jeroen Persoons (Springesteer)

— Diederick Janse (the co-founder of, experienced coach in self-organization)

– Tom Thomison (the co-founder of HolacracyOne &

Facilitated by Gabriela Krupa

We created an audio file so you can jump back in time and listen to the whole panel discussion (50 min):

Questions? Just drop a line

Originally published at on October 20, 2017.

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