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My entrepreneurship ‣ The quest for work Mar 30, 2017

This post continues the series about the challenging yet rewarding entrepreneur's way, and I'd like to shed some light on my experience and learned lessons so far.

The very first question a freelancer gets is: how and where to search for work?

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David Maxim Micic, Disperse, Plini at Patronaat Mar 28, 2017

It was the second time that the surprisingly talented young Australian guitarist Plini has visited us here. In the show last year, which I didn't get to post about, he was supporting the djent stars Animals as Leaders.

This time he was himself the headliner, and his support acts were David Maxim Micic and Disperse.

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Wintersport: Les Sybelles, France Mar 14, 2017

Last time I enjoyed snowboarding in the mountains so much that I've decided to do that once more, straight away. The next season is a year away, so why wait? After all, I'm now a freelancer, ain't I?

There was also another reason to come back to the mountains: I've recently got the GoPro Hero 5 action camera, which yearned to be used!

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The Way You Make Me Feel: a masterpiece of looping Mar 8, 2017

On the subject of music and electronics at the same time: I wanted to share this video with you. It's a live recording of The Way You Make Me Feel (originally by Michael Jackson) by a girl who calls herself Kawehi. No instruments, just voice and a looper device:

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My entrepreneurship ‣ The birth of Yktoo Solutions Feb 21, 2017

Following up on the "Entities vs. persons" story, let's make a step from abstract theory to a bit more practical view on entrepreneurship.

Let me start with circumstances that pushed me in this direction. In 2016, in the course of yet another reorganisation at ING Bank, which was my employer back then, I was given a choice: keep earning money for someone else—or embark on an adventurous freelance journey.

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My entrepreneurship ‣ Entities and persons Feb 20, 2017

In my previous post I briefly listed pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. The next logical question is—what does it actually mean, to be an entrepreneur?

To properly answer this seemingly simple question one needs to take a deep dive into the swamp of Dutch laws, regulations, stipulations, and definitions.

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