Here's part three of getting to know our speakers ahead of Adminovate next week. We’ve borrowed the format from Tim Ferriss’s new book ‘Tribe of Mentors’. You can read about the book here and buy it directly here.
Throughout the book, Tim poses 11 questions to his interviewees with the request to respond to 3 to 5 questions.. or more, if the spirit moves them. Bert Boerman sends his answers from Luxembourg:
1. The Lean Startup: Why: Great book on how to build an agile and scalable business.
2. ReWork: Why: this book is spot-on about everything that big companies do wrong. I recognised every page, and it helped me to choose entrepreneurship.
3. The subtle art of not giving a F*ck. Why: because despite it’s rough title, it is a fantastic book about focusing on the important things in life and making the most of the valuable and limited time you have.
My Logitech MX Master 2S mouse. For desk athletes like myself, this equipment helps me be as efficient as I can on the screen!
"The most important thing of getting things Done, is Do" (Bert Boerman: don’t overthink, don’t keep discussing, don’t procrastinate, just do it, make mistakes, learn, improve and start again)
Governance.com! We invested time, money, sweat and tears, but we see it paying off.
Fear less about what others may think. Even the most confident looking people are just improvising the hell out of life.
I follow a methodology of GTD: Getting Things Done. The main concept is to brain-dump everything you can think of having to do in a long list, and then deciding which are the things that need to be done NOW, what are the things that need to be done the rest of the day, and hiding everything else by deferring it to another day. This gives me back control when I feel like I am losing grip.