A year or two ago I read “Creative Selection,” a book that gives some insight into how Apple operated internally during the “golden age” of Steve Jobs.…
Zef Hemel
For the last 38 weeks I’ve been delighting or potentially annoying you with a Sunday 8am CET email. It’s been a very useful exercise for me, but I’ve n…
Zef Hemel
Or: why is nobody listening to me!?
Zef Hemel
A few weeks ago I mentioned MasterClass. Since then there’s one more masterclass I’ve been watching parts of: Armin van Buuren teaches Dance Music. Let…
Zef Hemel
Some people in my team just seem happy doing what they’re doing. They don’t seem to have the ambition to climb the ladder. They just do their work and …
Zef Hemel
I’m a big fan of Adrian Cockroft. He’s currently VP of Cloud Strategy at AWS, and previously worked at Netflix. He’s been giving a talk entitled Innova…
Zef Hemel
Two weeks ago I announced my time with OLX had ended, but didn’t tell you what was going to be next. I have by now finished my first week at my new com…
Zef Hemel
“Junior” is probably one of the most unappreciated master pieces of the ‘90s Schwarzenegger era. Arnie pregnant. No, not his wife, him. Co-starring Dan…
Zef Hemel
The term “masterclass” never really meant anything to me. To me, it simply sounded like a hyperbolical term for “an overpriced course.” However, that h…
Zef Hemel
This was my last week at OLX Group. After close to three years (the longest industry job I’ve had), I will soon (from March) be embarking on a new jour…
Zef Hemel
“Interesting!” This is a word you will hear me use a lot in conversation. A lot. The fun thing — for me — is that it can mean anything. It can be: “Wha…
Zef Hemel
I needed a distraction, so a while ago I decided to spend a few hours learning React Native. React Native is an environment to build native mobile appl…
Zef Hemel