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Image Startup, Scale-up, Fuck up
Startup, Scale-up, Fuck up
The start-up scene in the Netherlands has been growing very fast for a few years now, and the Netherlands is climbing higher and higher on the ladder of most innovative countries in the world (Bloomberg 2017 Innovation Index). More and more startups are launched every year, and we can be...
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Image The last round with Saint Nicholas
The last round with Saint Nicholas
December is a great month, in which there are a lot of festivities. This week it was time for the tradition of our culture: the party of Saint Nicholas. It’s an evening full of secrecy (when will he finally knock on that door…), fun, and presents. The good saint also knocked on...
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Image Dancing at the Mussel gala just like the Huli
Dancing at the Mussel gala just like the Huli
Last Monday we had the party of the year: the 11th edition of the Mussel gala. The Mussel gala started as an event on which we rewarded the real estate man or woman of the year. Last year I decided to change course, and instead of putting a fellow real estate man or women on a...
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Image Governing is all about anticipation
Governing is all about anticipation
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is coming to South Axis in Amsterdam, making it the first 'beautiful Brexit trophy' for our little country! Of course we can be proud of that, a lot of work has been done for it, but do we know exactly what the consequences are? The EMA brings about...
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Image A clubhouse in Brussels for an international community
A clubhouse in Brussels for an international community
After a festive week, in which we’ve opened the location Tribes Rotterdam Blaak and we were once again voted 'Best Flexible Workplace in the Netherlands', it is time for the 'normal' course of events. This meant the start of another campaign on Monday, in which we...
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Image A green street and a golden plaque for dad!
A green street and a golden plaque for dad!
Remember how I wrote my father about the Blaak House? I just visited the beautiful building when it was still being renovated. Today, the interior is transformed into a Tribes location, and we’re going to open my father’s property. Cause it’s ‘his building’,...
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Image Halloween: a Holiday or a tradition?
Halloween: a Holiday or a tradition?
Last Tuesday, the children went out for Halloween’s annual trick-or-treat tradition. It’s a festive day, that’s becoming more and more of a commercial occasion: every store is filled with pumpkins and horrible decorations. My kids also like this festivity, and they’ve...
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Image ‘We’ll meet when the sun is at its highest point!’
‘We’ll meet when the sun is at its highest point!’
Coming Sunday we will turn the clock backward again, and everybody’s already talking about it: ‘It will turn backward again, don’t forget!’ Nowadays, it doesn’t matter so much, most devices display the right time automatically, but back in the days, it was a real...
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Image The other side of the South Axis
The other side of the South Axis
A few months ago, I’ve had an interesting conversation with Sander, a real business nomad. He told me that he would love to work at the South Axis, but that he cursed the road leading to it. Certainly with all roadworks, because large parts of...
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Image I'm 132 years old and I have a great job!
I'm 132 years old and I have a great job!
"What is Schaepman saying?" I hear you thinking. "He may not be the youngest, but 132? He’s not that old! "And that’s true of course, but not according to the Hunza system...   The Hunza tribe from Pakistan has a very nice thought: you...
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Image Young or old, age doesn't matter!
Young or old, age doesn't matter!
I’ve met a lot of different people during my career. To be honest, there are few who really surprised me, but there are some who absolutely show that you can never trust your own first opinion. I’ve learned early in my life that you should judge someone before you know them, but...
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Image Ajax-Feijenoord 5-4!
Ajax-Feijenoord 5-4!
Everyone knows about the friendly ‘rivalry’ between Rotterdammers and Amsterdammers, which is often the case about football, but also with other matters. We notice it at Tribes as well: team Amsterdam and team Rotterdam differ from opinion on the number of Tribes locations per...
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Image His Excellence, high, prominent and a passionate visit
His Excellence, high, prominent and a passionate visit
Do you remember that feeling that you had on your birthday when you were young? When you woke up too early and couldn’t wait to start your day? Well, I experienced that same feeling of enthusiasm this morning. It’s a special day, and I’m very excited about it. Not only...
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Image The tallest building in Düsseldorf
The tallest building in Düsseldorf
Once upon a time, there was a shepherd who struck through a bare landscape in the east of the Netherlands with his flock of sheep. His sheep were hungry, but there was no grass or other food for the animals. The flock had become very big in a short period of time, and there just wasn’t...
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Image Tribes Pictures proudly presents: Nomads in Morocco
Tribes Pictures proudly presents: Nomads in Morocco
The sequel of the Nomads series of Tribes Pictures is almost finished... We working on the voice over and we’re improving the sound of Nomads in Morocco, and then we’re ready for the premiere on September 14! It’s a little exciting, because our visit to the Berber tribes...
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