Return to Freedom (2015)

A Traveler's Thoughts on Life, Love and the Fate of the World

Return to Freedom

Non-fiction; Philosophy. A collection of half-finished thoughts on the meaning of love, money and wealth, the self and other, the search for humanity, good versus evil, living in cities, and the fate of the world.

Life’s unfair. An innocent traffic victim that ended up in a wheelchair may wonder each night, “Why me?” But perhaps life deals each the blows we can take, because no one else could. Life chose us for a reason. At some point in their lives, those that took the biggest...

A Teenage Philosophy of Awareness and Existence (2014)

Analysis of the Columbine Shooters’ Worldview

A Teenage Philosophy of Awareness and Existence (2014)

Non-fiction; Philosophy. How did Columbine school shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold view the world around them?

The first half of this short book analyzes the shooters’ personal journals, from a philosophical perspective, and with surprising result — a teenage philosophy of awareness and existence. Eric Harris rebelliously called his journal The Book of God. Albeit drenched in violent hate speech, his writings also criticize common people’s beliefs. Dylan Klebold explored...

Critical Success Factors for Entrepreneurship in the Dutch Life Sciences Industry (2007)

MSc Thesis in Management Studies

Critical Success Factors for Entrepreneurship in the Dutch Life Sciences Industry

Non-fiction; Management. The objective of this management thesis is to lay the foundation for a longitudinal study on entrepreneurial performance in the Dutch life sciences industry. A survey questionnaire has been developed using a theoretical model based on the resource based view and the social network theory and integrated with the resource dependence theory. The research ends with the analysis of the results of the first survey. Factors and factor constructs are identified that significantly...

Leadership and Organization for Innovation (2005)

BSc Thesis in Management Studies

Leadership and Organization for Innovation

Non-fiction; Management. An extended essay in management sciences. Leadership and organization for innovation: how to achieve commercially successful technological innovation through adequate leadership and structuring of the organization? This essay points out the relationships between leadership, organization and innovation and suggests how to improve the latter through the former. It is of importance to those who seek ways to improve commercially successful innovations through social...