Let me introduce myself:
I am an entrepreneur, writer, researcher, strategic consultant and international speaker. I have over 25 years’ experience in productivity improvement and new organizational forms and I am particularly expert in the field of organizing a sustainable prosperity, Weconomics and hybrid organizing. Hybrid organizingrm that is both scalable and flexible. Hybrid organizing is suitable for the organization of, for example, shared information networks, supra shared service centers, communities and cooperatives. These forms play an important role in the network economy. I also (co-)authored eight books on these subjects, innovation and on new organization forms for the 21e century.
Besides my work as a consultant, I am also chairman of the Weconomics Foundation. This foundation contributes to the organization of a sustainable prosperity by focusing on the productivity improvement of knowledge workers and redistribution of the surplus time. Finally, I am founder and thought leader of The Institute for New Organizational Thinking.
I believe that the most important innovation for the 21st century is not a technical innovation, but the production and redistribution of surplus time. When our productivity doubles, the afternoon will be available for tasks that really matters to us and our wellbeing. I believe that we are in transition from a quantitative prosperity to a qualitative prosperity.
I studied industrial engineering and management science at the Technical University of Eindhoven (the Netherlands). Eindhoven is one of the smartest cities in the world. In 1992 I introduced the Harvard Case Method in the Netherlands and I developed a master program with the University of Humberside Hull. In 1992 I started Buro Staff Support, my first professional community. In 2009 I founded the Weconomics Foundation and in 2013 The Institute for New Organizational Thinking. Now I work as an independent management consultant for (international), often knowledge-intensive, companies, institutions and governments. I also wrote five books in the field of Weconomics and hybrid organizing and I am co-author of three other books in this field.
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