I am the son of a Chinese father and Dutch mother, born in the Netherlands in 1965. After my high school years, I went to the University of Amsterdam to study Dutch and International Law. After 10 years as an attorney, I became an independent interim lawyer. Through my process to personal awareness, I have developed a liberal view on the world and it has become my passion to share this view with the rest of the world through books, publications, presentations and discussions.
In 2012 I became co-founder of FLOOW2 World’s Reset Button. FLOOW2 is the first business-to-business sharing marketplace on which businesses from all around the world can share their (temporarily) idle assets with each other. I lead this network organization through my vision that is based on trust and collaboration. We are moving from possession to usage, to a new economy; the sharing economy. Through asset sharing, we make more efficient use of what we already have, creating multiple values for anyone involved.
Feeling, responsibility, freedom and free market are the central themes of my vision on people and society as a whole.
Learning only to think has become a priority in life, and we have started to forget to pay attention to the development of our ability to feel and trust or intuition. The process of personal awareness is tied to the development of our senses, leading to a balance between thinking and feeling.
The free market economy and capitalism are the core of our prosperity. Politics and government will use rules, regulations, taxes and their monopoly on money to frustrate this system. It is my vision that when people always try to control these natural developments, poverty, conflicts, turmoil and scarcity are the outcomes.
We are at the very beginning of a new society that is based on freedom, collaboration and equality instead of power and hierarchy. To start living it, it is imperative that we disconnect ourselves from our fears and our limiting views and free ourselves from the elite that governs us. The Sharing Economy is part of this new system. I’m lucky enough to be able to combine my vision with my job as co-founder of FLOOW2, the business-to-business sharing marketplace. Every day, I can actively pursue and live the values that come with our new society.