Arne van Oosterom's Blog – August 2015 Archive (3)

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It’s March. I’m in Barcelona. March is a good time to be in Barcelona. It’s raining in Amsterdam, but not here. It’s almost 9.30 in the morning and the sun is strong and warm. I wonder if there’s a bad time to be in Barcelona? Probably not.

 

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Added by Arne van Oosterom on August 17, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Muppet Show, or the problem with Keynotes…

Okay, before I start this (mild) rant I’ll give you a little context.

I speak at conferences and struggle with it every time. Why? Insecurity? Yes for sure. I also always wonder if I really have something interesting to say. And don’t like to give the same talk twice and get bored with my own story. I do feel comfortable being on a stage though. I’ve played in a band for many, many years and I’ve done stand-up comedy (all pre-YouTube & Facebook… thank goodness ;-) ). I like it up…

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Added by Arne van Oosterom on August 10, 2015 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Happy New Year!

I’m back from vacation, and a very traditional Dutch vacation it was. My family and I spend 3 weeks in France, as you do when you’re Dutch. We spend most of our time on the beautiful islands Ile Noirmoutier en Ile de Ré on a camp-site, on the beach and biking around without helmets or protective gear (also very Dutch), freaking out the car loving people of France.

When you have children a camp-site is great… kids make friends, spend most of the time outside so mum and dad can…

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Added by Arne van Oosterom on August 3, 2015 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

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