A few weeks ago I decided to leave SPRXmobile. This has been a very difficult and emotional decision.
It has been a very challenging and demanding roller coaster ride with both many highs and lows like in any start-up and perhaps even a little more. And it is not all a projection of my personality I would say ;-) The key highlights for the SPRXmobile team in my view are the deliverables with NOS Mobile and Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2008 with its grand final at the PICNIC event. I will remember this with a positive note.
As all insiders know, a lot has happened within the team. This impacted me considerably in different ways. The main reason for me to leave this startup though is a different point of view in relation to the company basics, strategy and its future. When this becomes structural it necessiates to take responsibility.
After resolving all remaining issues for SPRXmobile, I will be focusing my energy, love and attention on giving presentations and workshops as well as new projects concerning mobile internet as well as online marketing (my roots, especially sales-driven campaigns and conversion optimization). And as some of you would probably expect, I will continue my work on trends within the Metaverse and Multiverse and the future with biotech, nanotech, robotics, cognitive neuroscience and sustainability. After my role within NEMO 2028 and the Innovation Platform this week I discovered that my role will probably gradually shift towards more projects with more societal implications.
Furthermore, my work (sponsoring as well as some keynote speakers) within the Mobile Monday Amsterdam team will continue as this still generates a lot of positive vibes and inspiration for me.
No hard feelings, I learned more than 3 years before both privately and professionally, "dingen gaan zoals ze gaan" and hereby I wholeheartedly wish Claire Boonstra, Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald and Raimo van der Klein a highly successful future with Zcapes and SPRXmobile.
Keep On Rising!