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Nº37 - Sustainable Solutions

You may have heard by now, the bikeshop I co-own in Amsterdam, Meesterknecht is closing down per 31-1

Tim van der Weide

December 11 · Issue #37 · View online
Your weekly focus on sustainable solutions to make Corporates, Cycling & Ourselves better + all that overlaps! from @Timvdweide, ex-bikeshop owner, agent @andmoraal and consultant @ERMinsight.

You may have heard by now, the bikeshop I co-own in Amsterdam, Meesterknecht is closing down per 31-12. It’s been a though outcome of a 2,5 year journey, and it’s not what we had hoped for when Sammy Dirksz, Frank van der Sman and I sat down for coffee in 2014. It’s sad to see the shop being emptied, breaking down what we built up. At the same time, I have to admit it is a relieve of all the hard work, sleepless nights and unfulfilled ambitions we had. Most of you know Meesterknecht was not my fulltime job, but it was filling a gap of learning how to run a company/startup (my MBA), passion for branding/design and my love for riding a bike (De Rondehoep, here we come). I learned so much from doing this and met so many people that when all the dust has settled something beautiful must spring from it. ✌🏻

🏊🏻 1. Benefits of swimming for cyclists (Video)
🎮 2. Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier
🍼 3. Tetra Pak makes pioneering foray into bioplastics
📚 4. Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read
💨 5. 100% Renewable
and what’s more:
17 Dutch financial institutions contributed to a report called ‘Building Highways to SDG Investing
- Dutch inventors came up with a giant vacuum cleaner that can suck air pollution right out of the sky

Opinions in this newsletter are solely those of Tim van der Weide and do not necessarily represent views of those quoted or cited, ERM or its partners or clients.
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