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Let me take you back to a warm sunny Friday morning somewhere in Amsterdam. A buddy of mine and I grabbed a freshly made espresso and started to scribble our thoughts on a whiteboard. After a while, we took a step back to view the board. Out of a sudden, an ever-increasing sound of ‘yeah’ started to appear accompanied with fingers pointing at each other. We were on to something. Both feeling pumped up, we started to play the ‘what if’ game; no boundaries, just dreaming and building on the thoughts we wrote down with a 10X growth mindset. New…


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Fearless charging Spartan warrior king Leonidas in the movie 300 (2006)

“If any human emotion is as old as our species it must, surely, be fear, and the end of its hold on us is not in sight.” – David Scruton, 1986

Sitting on a bench overlooking the beautiful Slovenian lake Bohinj with crystal clear water surrounded by mountains partially covered in clouds, I am quitely browsing the internet in search of a hotel. Ads carefully designed to target fear of missing out are thrown in my face urging me to book now: ‘5 minutes ago someone booked a room’…

Bram Nauts

Netherlands based data advisor, writer and speaker

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