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Elon Musk incredible speech

A man with sometimes bizar ideas, at least for the “normal” mind, has become amazingly successful. He plans to bring mankind to the moon, to revolutionise transportation with a self driving car and a super high speed train. In the mean time he stimulates us to switch from fossil energy sources to green energy by providing electric cars, solar cells and batteries for storage. Just listen and be

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The unstoppable train goes on

10 years ago our adventure began; our great leap into the unknown. Our luggage: our own ideas, motivation and energy, our hard work, trial and error, good luck and determination to overcome any setback. The outside world saw an unstoppable TGV passing by at speed. That train is not yet standing still, so let’s look back at an intermediate station.

This post has originally been published on Goyelloblog.

About 10 years ago, the smartphone was unknown, the first iPhone

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Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile in the right way. Below a list of hurdles that you might be facing in becoming fully Agile. Feel free to add problems you are or have been facing and vote on the ones you believe are the hardest

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How to fix Outlook 2016 for Mac crashes and doesn’t send e-mail

This week’s announcement that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available was a little surprise to me. I knew it was coming, but didn’t expect it to be available already. Ok, it is “just” a preview and may be you shouldn’t use it for your business, but on the other hand why not give it a try. Recent previews of Microsoft solutions are rather

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Agile contracting: challenge accepted!

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Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. When a project is small you can manage to find a workaround, but for a huge, high risk project the situation is different. The client wants to know what he gets for his money, while in fact he cannot really specify his needs in sufficient detail. Having adopted Agile working principles years

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Poland? I can see some changes for the better

How do you like Poland? What do you think about Polish people? – these are the questions any foreigner living in Poland or staying here for a while has to answer, sooner or later. What do I, a Dutchman living in Gdańsk, think about Poland? Some weeks ago I was interviewed by Wyborcza.pl, one of the leading news papers in Poland. This post is a translation of the original article which can

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Is it time to open your own online store?

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You might have started selling online through a market place like Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Cqout or your local favorite like DaWanda in Germany, Marktplaats in The Netherlands or Allegro in Poland. Hopefully, your business is growing and if things go well you will soon need your own platform. Increasingly you will face the relatively high costs of the platform you use, but more important is the fact it doesn’t allow you to grow and stand out from the crowd. It might be

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The four hottest trends at eCommerce Expo 2014

Visiting eCommerce Expo in London was a real pleasure again. It’s obvious the eCommerce industry is developing quickly, it’s professionalism increases. Main topics this year: personalization, localization, big data & privacy and mobile commerce. This post is a rough summary of our first impressions. More detailed observations will follow. This blog post was first published on at

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