January 4, 2019 | experience business
The Achievers Mindset
When I tell people that I had 5 startups (yes, see my projects), worked for 2, graduated 1.5 years ago as a Industrial Engineer in Computer Science and straight out of school got hired at one of the largest tech firm, then people are always coming up with the same sentences: "You have too much time", "Geek", "Get a Hobby", "Get a Girlfriend". Well what if I would tell you that this is something easy to achieve? Something that everyone is able to do in life? Would you be interested in learning my story?
August 30, 2018 | experience business
Lessons learned after being at Microsoft for 1 year
Today marks my 1st anniversary of working as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, and wow what an exciting time it has been! But before I go deeper into my experiences and lessons learned, I first would like to start by thanking some people without whom all of this would never have been possible.
July 6, 2018 | experience business
So you want to become a leader? Review my lessons learned from the top leaders and roles in technology
While working at Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect in Data Platform, one of the things we constantly thrive for is improving ourselves and our customers by spreading our energy and passion. A way to improve this is by focusing on our growth path to see which skills we lack and how we can improve those. One of those skills for me is leadership, and how we can grow towards managing a team and reaching new heights. Just think of managing a team of Architect, managing a Product team or even managing the technical strategy of Microsoft (=CTO).
April 27, 2018 | experience business
My Key Take-aways from reading Satya Nadella’s Book “Hit Refresh”
I recently started at Microsoft, where I joined at the perfect moment. Microsoft has been transforming under the lead of our new CEO Satya Nadella. Who brought a new fresh breeze of air through the company, with as goal of “Hitting Refresh” and preparing us for the years to come.
April 13, 2018 | business
Creating a culture of growth and ambition, Part 2 - Motivation
So we learned all about starting our culture, and the base values that a influential leader should have (see FICEL, talked about in Part 1). But once we are this leader, how do we create a growth culture? Well this is all about Motivation.
April 11, 2018 | business
Creating a culture of growth and ambition, Part 1 - Leadership
Did you ever lay awake in your bed, wondering what to do with your life? Wondering how you can make an impact in the society of today? Wondering how you can make people follow you? Well, if you are thinking about this, you belong to a group of people often called "Influential Leaders".