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One of the best things about the startup community is the atmosphere. Anything goes, people motivate and lift each other up to no end. Positivity is the currency, and everyone is rich. This is what motivates people to start working on their idea and go from vague to concise in record time, but there’s a flipside.

The honeymoon phase


The question I get asked most by new freelancers and peers is “How do I set my rate?”. This is something that every freelancer struggles with, and no one can give you a single answer because there isn’t one. Every method that you will use to set your initial rate…


One of the hardest and most effective ways to manage innovation is knowing when to stop managing. Trying to manage creativity is almost always detrimental to the process and end result. Last week's blog talked about drafting the mission, a mostly analytical process. …


Last week's post talked about generating ideas to tackle your challenge or solve your problem. That gave us a lot of ideas, most of which are probably crazy, impossible, and beyond imagination. …


Finally, we can build something. Ideation and prototyping are 2 methods from the Design Thinking process. These 2 methods are iterative and become more powerful with each cycle. …


Going to space, building a bridge, being a gamechanger, all starts with drafting a mission. Whether you are a startup wanting to “Be the leader in tech CRM”, or you’re designing the next game-changer. You will need to set the dot on the horizon you are working towards. To make…


I am all about working with, working for, and hiring freelancers. Whenever I encounter someone who is a real pro at what they do I am always fascinated. There is a passion and a drive that can only be found when someone is in the zone. …


It’s easy to blame an incomplete answer on whoever is answering your question. But have you ever considered it might be your question that is the issue?

Some light reading


If you ask a random person why they do what they do professionally, chances are you’ll get a lot of responses saying “I have to do something” or “I have to make a living”. Responses you’re unlikely to get are “To be able to spend quality time with friends, or…


Following the basics of printing, this will be a post about slicers. If you want to start 3D printing, one of the most crucial programs you will need is a slicer. The slicer determines how your printer will work to create your product. I’ll explain what a slicer does, which…

Huibert H

Huibert is an innovation engineer, prototyper, maker, 3D printing nerd. He thinks anyone can be an inventor with the right mix of attitude and time investment.

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