A universal plan that always works

Since we can’t predict anything in detail reliably, we can make a rough list of achievements. It is a generic plan and looks like this....

Developing a trash bag for surfers

Sometimes I encounter trash while surfing in Bali. It depends on the season. Rainy season causes everything to flush to the sea. Wood,...

Why Super adaptive works

Working in a Super adaptive way provides better results, because everything is built for real and verified immediately. You get faster...

The creative process in essence

Generate many ideas, reduce ideas. Generate many ideas, reduce ideas. This is in essence the creative process. Within Super adaptive we...

Experiment after experiment

Opinions are just opinions. Maybe they are based on experience, fine. But if they are not yet proven for this context, then it is just...

Demonstration vs. presentation

A demonstration is showing how your deliverable actually works or let the audience try it themselves. Do not present your work or how...

Magic words that create progress

When coaching a team or working in a team, negotiating a team decision is one of the key things. Super adaptive provides these...

Remember: Shippables only

Remember: shippables only It is crucial that a team creates shippables only. You need an end-to-end team for that. The team should...

Making things smaller

Every challenge, idea, concept or ambition consists of smaller elements. Sometimes, team members tell me that something can not be split....

Slow tide

Since I have this crush on Bali, I have been trying to spend more time in Bali. One attempt is to lease a piece of land and build...

Trusting the universe

Sounds a bit tacky, or meditative, but it is something I really do: trusting the universe. To me, it means I sometimes don't force...

Squid, prawns and sex

Squid and prawns. My daily routine at the Gili night market is good, so why change it. The seafood is super fresh and simply grilled on...

Lou's law

It’s 10 minutes to midnight. The air is hot and humid, the bar is crowded with sweaty bodies. The bands have just changed and a reggae...

Less is best

When moving into Amsterdam, I brought 11 boxes. 6 years later, a whopping 75 boxes. I threw away half of it and stored the rest...

Stuck in Paradise

While my head is still following last night’s beats, I try to find a spot to relax on the beach. The sand is white, the water is light...

A prison called ambition

Why is the success of your life measured in how busy you are? I question things. Wonder why you work so much, so hard or why you work at...