At work in the Mumbai office

This whole crisis isn't easy for anyone. But when the lockdown came into effect, there was little question for me on how that would affect the way I work. I've been working from home mixed with a lot of travel for many years now, which not only means I'm used to it but also that I've got a dedicated home office space for it. I got this, that was definitely my first reaction to this new-ish work situation.

The crisis has me working from home since March 1st and last week I realised it wasn't working out for me anymore…


This week marks the 5th anniversary of WARPED, that funky little newsletter of mine. A total of 172 editions later — and yes, I clearly didn’t always make it to that weekly deadline — I still enjoy putting it together. Get it here if you’re not subscribed yet: http://getwarped.io/

With 5 years on record, I also figured it would be good time to answer a question that many have asked over the years which is: how do you do it, where do you even find the time? It’s a good question because even though I don’t find it all that…


You don’t have to go to CES to know what is bing announced or shown during the conferences or on the trade floor. But going to the event does give you a much better feel of how all these things come together, that’s at least how I experience it last year and how I found that experience different from just reading up on the news as I did before. And so we’re back.

The Usual

In a way nothing is really new and a lot of what you will see this week is a thinner, faster, smarter, more connected, sharper…


TIL. Today I Learned. I’ve been ending most of my presentations of the last 3–4 years with this question. And the question is never about getting people to think about what they learned from the presentation itself (although I obviously hope they do learn something) but to get them to think about learning something new every day. Structurally. To make it into a system, make it part of a routine. So that you make sure you learn something new every day. Because just being curious when things get presented to you isn’t good enough anymore. If it ever was.

And…


The Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month is all about drones, robots, smart devices, self-driving cars, gadgets, artificial intelligence, TVs and some of the craziest technologies one will see in life. But CES is also about the discovery of big, trending themes for the next few years, and oftentimes, looking at the smaller things — and connecting the dots — can help shed light on what’s to come. Having attended this year’s CES earlier this month, I have had some time to think about what those are to me:

Smarter interconnectivity

There are a few things at play here. First, we are…


I never was a big fan of the much lauded ‘Next Rembrandt’. It was first presented to me in the 2016 Cannes Lions Cyber Jury and apart from more general thoughts around the fact that it misses a link with ING etc, my main problem with it was this: it was an average piece of work, literally. The agency used machine learning and analysed famous Rembrandt paintings to create a new one — it basically took all the averages and maybe that that the measure for the new piece of work. And I thought that was just uninspiring. Incredible achievement…

Kris Hoet

Chief Innovation Officer @fcbglobal // mountainbiker // petrolhead // editor of WARPED // curator of @bestcyclingkits

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