Month: juni 2015

Kasteel de Haar Utrecht

Society networking: herring, castles and hats

The location: Castle De Haar. The dresscode: Tenue de Ville with hat. The occassion: the first herring catch of the year… Yes, I attended this oldest dutch networking event, as I was invited by a customer of ours.    Herring The typical dutch tradition of eating herring… I always find it somewhat funny, that foreigners cannot imagine eating raw fish like that. Well… ever had Sashimi? Yes, I happen to love herring. So this was a true treat. The “54e Nationale Haringpartij” had ten fishmongers representing their location, and were judged on originality in representing the herring. So, we tried herring on ryebread, herring sushi, herring salad, herring soup… I was actually quite glad there also was some paella as well. I was too late for the Oysters though, bummer… Schuitemaker Vis, from Katwijk, won the contest.  Society networking This was the 54th version of the event, a true society and closed networking event. As I got the invitation one day before (great planning..) I had to quickly origanise a hat. (Yay! A hat event!) …

Personal Trainer, with his back facing the camera, looking at a gym

Personal training… Lessons for managers

I have been working out with a personal trainer for almost ten years. When I worked in the United States, I first came across the phenomenon and, as my prior US adventure had me gain 10kg, I was determined to prevent that from happening, so I got some help… Nowadays, my weekly personal training session is one thing I cannot live without. Not just for my shape and overall condition, it is also a great way to get your mind of things, release stress, anger (lóóóve boxing), and to be honest, my poor trainers were often half shrink as well. Thanks guys, for sticking with me 😉 Today I was training with my current Italian trainer, who worked me very hard, and said, “Yes I know, I’m a son of a b*tch, sorry” . I responded: ” Well, I need you to be. So no apologies.” He told me about this client of his, whos former trainer was really nice. He drank coffee with him, asked him about his wellbeing, explained everything twice, didn’t give …