Mijn fiets gejat?
Het begin als volgt: vanmorgen moest ik voor Nine Connections in Maarssen zijn en als niet auto bezitter ga je dan met de trein. Op de fiets naar het Centraal Station. Mijn fiets heb ik in de ‘fietsflat’ gezet. Op slot in een rek. Zoals het ‘hoort’. Want, ja ik woon in de stad en erger mij soms ook aan rondslingerende fietsen. Dit was rond 9:00. Toen ik om 13:00 terug...
By any measure, the newspaper business is half the... →
The US newspaper business has lost 50% of its advertising market in the last seven years. Google Adwords has taken over a large part of that market and takes parts of other publishers as well. How and why? My educated guesses: Taking on the big guys Smaller advertisers (i always use my dad’s business as an example) have money to spend, but the effort needed exceeds the profit for...
Boost creativity by virtually being in a coffee... →
A mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house is proven to be just what you need to get those creative juices flowing.
21 ways Google is making money from (your) mobile... →
Good to have a simplified overview of what they are making money from. Use to your advantage.
Why focussing on content is sort of a safe bet →
Very interesting article for publishers and aspiring publishers.
30 day challenge
The last weeks have been crazy and needless to say I haven’t done any solid workouts. The stuff I needed to do are almost done and I have more time to workout and get closer to being as fit as I was last July. Maybe a bit better too. To get myself there a bit faster I decided to start a 30 day challenge tomorrow. 30 days without eating and drinking sugars, carbohydrates and glutes. You...
Unfortunately I am unable to find it now, but years ago I read a great blogpost. Written by an anonymous Economic that claimed to like economics like he did his ex-wife. With a lot of old love, fascinating misunderstanding and a pinch of hate. As I remember he stated that mankind had created a system that was highly unstable. Why? Because it has to continue to grow in order to perform for all or...
Anonymous asked: Do you like peanut butter with banana?
Lance bij Oprah staat gelijk aan Johannes de Bultrug die aanspoelt op de...– En nu zit dit beeld in mijn hoofd. NUsport.nl - Column Thijs Zonneveld.
Just say no →
The hardest to say two letter word known to mankind. NO. The German version is easier but just sounds worse. Especially when repeated often by a man with a bad temper. I should say no more often. Things I should say no to a bit more often: Alcoholic drinks. My phone’s snooze button. Facebook. Useless web surfing. Not travelling. Could help me with [add-shitty-stuff-here] Which...
What will Lance do/say on the Oprah show?
Fill in the yes/no/don’t care questions: @lancearmstrong at Oprah
2013 is here to stay
After a week of heavy partying and working at my dads business it has become a new year. No real resolutions, just crazy plans and some goals. Doing another full distance triathlon and improve my run. Still doubting which one. Maybe registering for the Norseman triathlon. Figuring out if it is possible to do the Race Across America in 2014. 4810 kilometers in 6 days with a team of 4 riders or...
My kit during Challenge Roth
Understanding Instagram and why Flickr might just... →
Who will benefit most from Instagrams decision to stop the support of Twitter cards. Maybe Flickr is a good candidate.
9 Signs you’ve become a Startup Hipster →
Just for fun.
Stuck with some filters and you
[note: this post may still need some editing. But putting it in draft makes me feel bad ;-) ] The original is a great song, but as Bart recalled the video is horrible. So I took the Eagles Of Death Metal version. I love this band ever since i got their first album as a birthday gift in 2004. But that not what I want to blog about! I want to blog about the photo filter craziness we have been...
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have an average age...– http://www.freep.com/article/20121126/ENT04/121126077/1035/rss04
Collecting customer feedback
If you work for or own a company with a product or products on the market. There is probably a need for feedback, for sure if its a digital product. You and your coworkers probably already talk to a lot of people and might talk about your product(s). Where does al this information and feedback go? From what I have seen so far. Most of it is being told to the person responsible and if he or she...
App: Annoy and amaze →
Make the ignorant (your colleagues think you are David Copperfields hot cousin. Do the following things: Install and activate the app. Practice the gestures a bit. Put your music up very loud in a crowded place like an office. Wait a bit or sing along. Someone will ask you to take the volume down. Do the talk to the hand bitch move towards your laptop were he/she can see it. Keep...
Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get...– Unknown
A well documented life
Last weekend my dad emailed me the above picture. It shows my great grandfather on a unicycle. He is riding it down the street were I grew up. The picture has been taken in 1938, just before the second world war started and times were probably good. The kid in the shorts behind him is my grandfather. Its most likely his unicycle. The first I’ve seen it was last Friday but I already love...
The 8% rule.
I just recently found out about this 8% rule and yes I have already broken it. Aren’t rules meant to be broken? But what is this 8% rule? It is a simple rule to give you some guideline on gaining weight after your main goal(s). It is frustrating and almost impossible to maintain ideal racing weight year round and gaining some weight after a race is ok. Preparing for my race made me less...
Talk to one stranger every day. It’s scary in the first week, but most...– Advice on Quora.com
Train as much as you need, not as much as you can.
Preparing for your first triathlon (full or half distance). This is what I have learned. I am not an expert and you should use this as you ultimate guide. Just trying to help you out here. Lets start. First of all figure out what you minimally need to do in training to reach your goal. You steadily work towards reaching that level instead of starting at that level. The last 6 weeks are the most...
Apple beats Samsung, customers disagree
Former collegue Joris shared a post he had found on Google+ (yes, there are active users there). This was written by Enrique Gutierrez and it makes you think about the impact of a case like this. I like following cases like this to a level that does not go into details, but most people don’t even put effort into understanding what the media is telling them. A part of the Google+ post shows...
Picking it up
I found myself lying in a black hole of nothing. My biggest physical achievement ever was done, the Olympics are over and I handed in my thesis. Which was about time after 7 years of paying tuition. But all left then was spare time, beer, friends en little sleep. Black hole might a bit harsh because I have just been enjoying myself. Gained a few (3,5) kilo’s, met all my friends and...
Pushing it a bit
Did not monitor my full training. But I just wanted to know what speed I was riding at. Just a few beats below anaerobic threshold the last kilometers. I did a 45 minute ride at my long distance heart rate and then slowly went up on the way until reaching just below threshold and stayed there for a good 10 minutes. I felt like my leg muscles were going to come lose and I was sweating like...