On August 15th 2018, I went cold Turkey: I decided to delete my Whatsapp account.

I was one of their early adopters since 2009, but quitting Whatsapp feels like one of the best decisions I ever made.

Here’s what happened before and after that decision;

Switching back to a dumbphone made me realize – smartphones make us dumb

Right before a camping trip…

So many books. So little time. I made an attempt to summarize the ones I really loved in one sentence. Hope it provides you with inspiration.

These books I really enjoyed:

On the road — Jack Kerouac

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People — Stephen Covey

In order to change a given situation, we must change ourselves, and in order to change…

Think about the last ten online meetings you attended. How many would you rate 9+ for deep engagement, strong interaction and clear outcomes towards a common goal?

Chances are – like most of us – you’ve been invited to endless zoom calls full of monologues, distracted participants (‘sorry, you were…

The short answer: it depends.

This January, I supported the selection of 50 Dutch companies with future-proof solutions for the 4th Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) mission to CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) — one of the largest technology trade fairs in the world, in Las Vegas.

At first, I hesitated to send early stage companies…

According to CB Insights, 23% of startups die because they lack the right team. For corporate startups, I bet this rate is even higher. And it is a preventable condition.

The Minimum Viable Team

I am a fan of having a Hustler (CEO), a Hacker (CTO) and a Hipster (CMO) in your minimum viable…

Lars Crama

Catalyst, Impact Investor and Lifehacker. I help bold leaders grow future proof businesses. 20 years in scale-up and corporate ventures.

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