Category: Publications

  • Introduce paid parking for cargo bikes – and other vehicles that block the pavement

    Introduce paid parking for cargo bikes – and other vehicles that block the pavement

    Amsterdam municipality’s competition in which the best idea to make cycling “even safer” (and thus more enjoyable according to its Twitter account) could win 16,000 euros is misguided. For the most pressing problem is not that cycling is not enjoyable enough, but that – especially in the city centre – more and more, bigger and…

  • Make paying ransom to cybercriminals unattractive

    Make paying ransom to cybercriminals unattractive

    In recent years, the number of ransomware attacks in the Netherlands has skyrocketed. Criminals who manage to gain access to the computer systems of large organisations encrypt computer files and render backups unusable. This brings these organisations to a standstill, often resulting in major damage. The solution offered by the criminals is very simple: pay…

  • Rapid delivery companies can indeed be of great value

    Rapid delivery companies can indeed be of great value

    They do not solve months of waiting lists at hospitals, hours of security queues at Schiphol Airport, or yet another lesson that is cancelled at school because of a teacher shortage, forcing parents to take another afternoon off. Yet, according to Sadik Cevik, director of Gorillas, they do add value, are sustainable and innovative. He…

  • KLM, don’t use customers as banks

    KLM, don’t use customers as banks

    Tens of thousands of flights have now been cancelled due to the corona virus and entry bans imposed by several countries. As a result, millions of pre-paid holidays and business trips have gone down the drain. Many airlines are refunding customers their pre-paid money. Fortunately, because many people and companies are currently in uncertainty about…

  • What is the company of the future like?

    What is the company of the future like?

    How do young startups manage to take over the world at a dazzling pace while trusted, established companies are going bankrupt? What developments would an entrepreneur or director need to keep track of in order to act at the right moment and seize the opportunities? How radically do you have to change to still be…

  • Companies, take note: not online or offline, but fastline is what consumers need you to be

    The Dutch street scene is more confusing than it’s ever been. The shops you’ll come across now on your shopping trip are not the familiar retail chains like Schoenenreus, V&D, Polare and the Free Record Shop, but stores like Coolblue and Apple which you could only visit online until recently. In Amsterdam’s biggest shopping street,…