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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten | Part I

Interview

Topics Discussed:

  • How Boris’s girlfriend knows Dan best.
  • A clever party trick involving the hidden folder.
  • Is Amsterdam getting uptight?
  • Brits behaving badly.
  • The Dutch Spice Trade.
  • Flying Dutchman Cocktails
  • The Netherlands gift to the world: The Gatso Speed Camera.
  • Between the government and the citizens, taxes are sport.
  • The Dutch Curfew. Dealers have a permit!
  • Neelie Kroes and Boris gets called up to write up.
  • Boris’s ‘stache.
  • Shamanamanemena. It’s an actual date.
  • Boris has a shack that can only be reached by boat. Where he makes chairs.
  • Why Boris prefers to be on mute during meetings.
  • How to build a conference and a platform and sell out to the Financial Times.
  • The Conference comes before The News.
  • Boris does maths. And hires a writer.
  • The FT acquires TNW.
  • Upsides/Downsides?
  • Boris AND Dan, around since 1888.
  • How boring is Boris’s life?
  • Dan’s Golf Handicap
  • Thorpe North Western.
  • How has the pandemic impacted The Next Web.
  • Dickpunch.
  • Wytze had enough. AND two kids!
  • Oh there’s one more thing …
  • Boris and Patrick fund their holidays to Brazil via The Next Web.
  • Dan rides a float in Carnival in Brazil. Thanks Liz!
  • Patrick has found a way “around” taxes. We’re just not sure it’s 100% legal.
  • Boris smuggles lanyards into Brazil on a “personal” holiday.
  • The Next Web Conference is back in September. Maybe. Fingers Crossed.
  • If you need your taxes sorted out, and you’re in the UK, Lanop.
  • Bitterballen.
  • Magma!
  • “You need a beer in one hand, and a bitterballen in the other.”
  • Rapid Fire Question Round
  • The best and the worst parts of being a CEO.
  • When was the last time you used illegal drugs?
  • When was the last time you used legal drugs?
  • Did you or did you not kill someone at the 2009 edition of the TNW Conference?
  • When was the last time you dressed up as a woman?
  • If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would it be and why?
  • What is the latest funny thing you’ve built?

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