Falafel memories

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s the weekend again. This morning, I took Zain for a walk. We walked to a shop in Javastraat to buy freshly made hummus, za’atar, and falafel. If you live in Amsterdam, and like Middle Eastern food, the shop is called *Tigris En Eufraat*.  That walk reminded me of the old days when I was… Continue reading

Don’t shoot down a bad idea!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was recently reading Creativity Inc, by Ed Catmull the president of Pixar and Disney Animation studios. One of the interesting parts that stuck with me from the book was the idea of how every great idea starts as a bad idea. Ed calls it “The ugly baby”. The ugly baby is your idea in… Continue reading

So you believe in Luck?!

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s always interesting to see someone — especially if a successful person — being asked about “Luck”. A typical answer he would give might be something like “I don’t believe in luck. I believe in hard work, and bla bla bla ..”. I understand how we all tend to be defensive when it comes to the things that define us;… Continue reading