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When I was six years old, a teacher told me that I was really good at reading and bad at counting. I still don’t understand why she had to frame it that way, but it got stuck in my mind forever. I shied away from all things that concerned numbers from that day. Even when I was finishing my masters degree in Business Administration I could still panic during exams and wondered if 0 to 10 was actually 11. Did I have to take the 0 in consideration or not-?

Nevertheless, when I fell in love with building digital products…


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When people talk about gaming — I feel very out of touch. But when you hear about Youtube celebrities like PewDiePie making millions by playing games while talking about gaming. I feel very old — and poor haha!

Recently I discovered this whole genre of guys buying and restoring boats and cars on YouTube! And I find myself spending hours watching handy guys in Florida buying and restoring dilapidated speedboats and fixing up totaled Ferrari’s, But I thought I was the only weirdo watching this stuff.

The other day I found out that my colleague Rene Matla and I both…


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When my tech business failed I did something I never thought I would: I went to work for one of the largest corporations in Europe.

During the five years I worked on Somehow, a product design agency based in Amsterdam, I thought that start-up life was my calling, the most exiting gig I ever imagined. I enjoyed the ability to pick the people I worked with, the thrill of pitching to clients, the rush of making money and the prospect of becoming financially independent. Of course, I knew that building an agency would never set me up for an IPO…

Marco van Heerde

Growth & product @KLM mobile, co-founder @wearesomehow , @smartworkerapp , #BDAMS, North Sea surfer, reader. www.marcovanheerde.com

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