5:08 - Constantijn - "There's a very high urge to innovate. We (i.e. Dutch) are good architects, good designers in general. Building a business to make a lot of money doesn't seem to drive Dutch people in the same way compared to other countries. It's more about making an impact."
8:50 - Joe - "We need people whose auto-reaction is not ‘take it slow, be pragmatic, don’t take any risk."
9:15 - Joe - " I don't see a path to this type of growth that we discuss without the risk piece being there. Take a chance, go bigger, try harder. Not just work more, but try to envision bigger."
12:32 - Constantijn - "We have a small market. So somewhere in the mindset you have to immediately introduce that you're building a business that should go beyond the boundaries of the Netherlands."
15:00 - Constantijn - "I don’t think we’ve done a lot in the Netherlands to attract talent. In fact, Amsterdam - and the Netherlands in general - are ranked quite highly for livability, and people do want to come here, but we haven't ever done wide skill acquisition."
27:23 - Constantijn - "I think that this podcast should really contribute to sharing the insights of seasoned entrepreneurs. And if we can capture the insights of why some of those entrepreneurs have been successful, I think that’s something very valuable for the ecosystem."
34:38 - Joe - "This podcast is about helping tech companies in the Netherlands, figuring out what it means to scale by showing them the people who have successfully done it."
36:05 - Constantijn - "I hope to bring to the air some of our best and brightest entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, understand where they made a difference, what personal sacrifices they made, what choices they made, what came on their path, how they reacted."