|1980||Born in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands|
|1992-1999||St. Oelbert Gymnasium (scientific high school with Latin), Oosterhout|
|2000-2004||B.Sc. Business and Consumer Sciences, Wageningen University
Bachelor thesis Leadership and Organization for Innovation.
|2004-2006||M.Sc. Management Studies, Wageningen University
Master thesis Critical Success Factors for Entrepreneurship in the Dutch Life Sciences.
|2004-2008||Programmer at Koenraadt Webdesign, Wageningen & Munich|
|Reseacher at BMW Financial Services, Munich
Supporting a ‘balanced scorecard’ and corporate acquisitions for the leasing department, Alphabet.
|2008-2012||Owner at Morningtime Internet Agency, Munich
Project management for over 50 IT projects. Support of TEDx Munich.
|2010-2013||Owner at ShopCircuit, Munich & New York City
Inventing a smart stock management system for online merchants with over a million products and multiple suppliers.
|2012-now||Owner at Appmerce, Amsterdam
Development of applications for ecommerce, especially payment and bookkeeping extensions.
|2013-2015||Founder and director at eCash B.V. (liquidated), Amsterdam
Inventing a solution to the problem of “having to pay in order to pay” online. Successful application of a government ‘WBSO’ subsidy for research and development.
|2013-now||Online self-study at Coursera, edX, etc.
Justice (Michael Sandel, Harvard Law); Think Again, How to Reason and Argue (Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University); A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior (Dan Ariely, Duke University); A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Harari, Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
|2014-now||Writer and essayist
Author of Return to Freedom (2015). Wrote over 50 essays in Dutch, English and German.
|A ‘grand tour’ of Europe from Athens to Reykjavik crossing over 25 countries and 50 cities.|
|2015-now||Freelance IT technologist
Ideator of ‘blockchains for copyright’, a ‘democratized patent system’ and a ‘world museum for digitized art’.