Latest blog posts

  • “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

    by Julie Perkins
    3 minutes

    The opportunities are beginning to shine brighter than the crisis warning lights. We are now in a transition period; an essential time to regroup and shift from a crisis style of leadership into a style that seeks opportunity. Are you ready to embrace change?

  • What chess teaches you about entrepreneurship

    by Peter Rijsdijk
    4 minutes

    As a fanatical chess player, Peter Rijsdijk explains why the art of chess has more similarities than you might think when it comes to strategically tackling the 64 squares of your business.

  • Peter Rijsdijk’s interview with Julie Perkins

    by Peter Rijsdijk
    5 minutes

    Wyseminds’ purpose-led financial advisor, Peter, talks to Julie about what he is currently seeing on the front line of entrepreneurship, 5 months into 2021.

  • What’s your signature dish? What story did it tell during the pandemic?

    by Julie Perkins
    4 minutes

    An artist finds their own style, an author finds their own voice and a chef finds their own showcase! What’s yours? And how did it make it out the other side of the Covid pandemic?

  • Introducing Susan: business owner and festival enthusiast

    by Susan and Henk Jansen
    5 minutes

    A story of passion, purpose and partnership: Susan, business owner and entrepreneur, recently worked with one of our Wyse thinkers in the wake of Covid-19 when she was facing its detrimental impact on the events industry.

  • Perfectionism: your greatest ally or worst enemy when building your company?

    by Emma Runia
    4 minutes

    Perfectionism can have its benefits for your company but more often it will hold you and your business back. Guest writer and business owner, Emma Runia, discusses the benefits of managing perfectionist tendencies.

  • Onboarding your most expensive employee | Part 1

    by Quirine van Maanen
    3 minutes

    Ask not what you can do for your investor, but what your investor can do for you. Wyse thinker, Quirine, describes two types of investors and the key parameters to consider in your negotiations.

  • Defining your freedom: paying the right price

    by Julie Perkins
    4 minutes

    Freedom is one of our values, something we believe should be felt by all entrepreneurs especially during periods of growth. Julie explores the factors that make up freedom and the importance of defining it for yourself to bring you the most joy.

  • The role of mindset in answering your purpose

    by Henk Jansen
    4 minutes

    Henk continues his series with Trep, gaining some invaluable insights on the importance of shifting your mindset and having a more flexible way of thinking in order to tackle some of life’s challenges, along with tactical advice you could action right now. 

  • Agility begins with simplicity

    by Julie Perkins
    5 minutes

    Julie explores the role of simplicity in planning growth and how it’s this simplicity that really allows business owners - and communities - to be as agile as they need to be in these times, bringing to life this balance with a moving case study from her home island.