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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten | Part II


Topics Discussed:

  • How do you keep the culture alive during a pandemic? Internally and Community?
  • Boris recommends wasting time. On the company’s dime.
  • As professional as possible. And as close to your personality as possible.
  • Making Orange Juice
  • …. but the PARTY is just as important!
  • Dan dishes on what event organisers MUST get right.
  • Closin’ deals on the dancefloor.
  • There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Right?
  • Boris is changing careers.
  • Dan’s not feelin’ his camera.
  • Sex, Drugs, and Techno.
  • Boris juggles.
  • Dan’s voice needs to be put to work.
  • “It’s always better to stick to one penis,” Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten.
  • There is no plan b, c, or d.
  • The work of a CEO.
  • The responsibility never stops.
  • Why is The Next Web not in the space race? When is TNW launching satellites?
  • The world’s smallest disco!
  • … and how LUSH Cosmetics ran with it.
  • What Boris is doing to support entrepreneurs. Hint: He’s @boris on twitter.
  • Today’s key takeaways:
  • Start a conference
  • Get two sponsors
  • Build a tiny disco
  • Take lanyards to Brazil
  • “Everybody can do business with everybody, but if you can do business with a boring person or a funny person, that will make you laugh and appreciate life, well, you’ll probably pick the funny person  who appreciates life.” – Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten.
  • “Nothing has been invented yet, we’ve only just gotten started.”
  • Boris and Dan are gonna party like it’s 1999. And you’re all invited.
  • Stirred, not shaken (Ed: Blasphemy)

Where to Find Us:

Find Boris at:

Pretty Much everywhere at @Boris

Find Dan at:


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