Hi, I’m Steven

I am a social entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and fulltime digital nomad creating new stories about the way we work, the meaning of time & and the effect of money

Somewhere in 2012 I realised that I was participating actively in a strange story about people being persuaded to spent money they don’t have on things they don’t need to create impressions that don’t last on people they don’t care about..


After this realisation I decided it was time to change my life from ‘working up the corporate ladder’ to becoming a travelling entrepreneur and to do meaningful things for and with the people I meet online and offline and help to write a new story for humanity.


I believe we have to bring a deeper sense of purpose of living back into our society. The unhappiness in so many lives should tell us that success alone is not enough. The sole focus on material success has brought us to a strange spiritual and moral bankruptcy.


This belief combined with our learnings from living ‘on the road’ made us (Diana Vermeij and myself) start a project called Wonderlijk Werken (Working Wonderfully), aimed to inspire people to live and work on their own terms. We help them define and live by those terms.


I have a passion for startups, video / animation production, photography, travel, triathlon and the money myth. I don’t believe in advertising but I do believe in people saying thank you.

Current Projects

Latest posts

Money is a showstopper not a show enabler

People, especially bankers, politicians and economists (even the currently famous economist Piketty) have this belief that it is actually money that is making things happen in the world. They belief money is the driving force on this planet. Whether we talk about speeding up innovation,......

On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we......

What’s important?

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back,......

Creating a life that reflects your values

Over the course of the last few years I have learned that staying true to your heart is difficult (if not almost impossible at times). I have also learned that it is completely worth it and very important. Because by staying true to your heart......

Confession of an ashamed marketer: I was wrong

Marketing and Economics used to be everything I knew that was true about this world. I was, and still am, a well-trained and high-skilled marketer. During the first years of my career I marketed a wide range of things: massage sticks for athletes, chemical coating......

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