Rotterdam. Make it Happen.

When it comes to great ideas…

It doesn’t matter who owns them.
or where they came from.

When it comes to great ideas…
what matters is where you take them,
and where they take you.

Great ideas are the product of an open mind.

Of people that spot the opportunity.
before they seek approval.

Of boundless ambition that remains confident
when others are in doubt.

Of dreams and ideals that are fearless
and rise to the challenge.

Great ideas need people that see the world not as it is, but how it can be.

They are the entrepreneurs and the innovators,
the teachers, the talents and the investors,
the partners and the connectors,
the dreamers and the doers.

They are the pioneers that make ideas truly great,
by taking them to the right place.

A place to grow,
full of possibilities.

A city that is alive with energy,
and home to businesses and people alike.

A port that attracts and connects
and acts as a spring board for those who are ready to conquer the world.

What’s your idea?
What opportunity do you see?

Stake your claim
Take the leap…
…and make it great.

Rotterdam
Make it happen.

The City of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam, Erasmus University and Rotterdam Partners have joined forces. A brand alliance united behind a single slogan: Make it happen.

I’m proud to be a part of the team at Roos & van de Werk and In10 behind this idea and the fact that four major player will use the same pay off for years to come. A unique coalition. Typical for Rotterdam.

An #iSad Way to Start a Day. RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs RIP vandeWerk An #iSad Way to Start a Day. RIP Steve JobsNo one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.

Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs

Cool New Jobs in the Social Economy

social jobs Cool New Jobs in the Social Economy

Right now entirely new business models and industries are being built around social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The emerging Social Economy is big and booming. And booming economies create new jobs. Here are some examples of cool new jobs or business ideas I imagine might be off the next few years (if they haven’t already.)
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