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The power of doubt

After much deliberation and careful consideration, we have found it: what we need is … doubt. We call for more doubt, and for better doubt. And we are very firm about that.

The narrow path of truth and wisdom

With this longread I like to inspire a tradition where a joint search for truth and wisdom is central in our public debates. Dealing with differences of opinion is an art to be mastered! In the essay you will find 7 practical tools you can use to contribute to this idea.

Saber tooth tigers in the office

Isn’t it frustrating: you put forward some good arguments; but your arguments are not taken seriously! How is this possible? In his book Thinking fast and slow, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman describes how people often do not really think about what they are doing.

Learning with a fixed or a growth mindset?

During our trainings in Laos and Vietnam we found an enormous eagerness to learn. According to Carol Dweck such “growth-mindset” makes a decisive difference when you want to learn something…

Books that inspire

I often get the question: “what books would you recommend?” So here are some (rather different) books that inspired me and that formed my thoughts, that I can recommend wholeheartedly to you.