Latest thoughts from our blog

Facilitate don’t participate

Over the last few years, ever since I first published this article, people have asked me over and over again to write a translation of it in English. Better late than never! As I was preparing for my summer holiday break I thought I’d republish and translate some articles from before. Here’s a first translated […]

Nobody knows Minkowski, but everyone knows Einstein

At Minkowski we always say: “nobody knows Minkowski, but everyone knows Einstein”. We use this statement as an illustration for something that is at the core of who we are and what we hope to accomplish in our work. Our work is not about us, it is about the people we help and work with. […]

The delusion of digital transformation

Is there a project in your company around digital transformation? I’m guessing that most of you are involved in, have heard of, or have been in a digital transformation program by now. If you haven’t, then your company is probably going to loose in the short term. At least, that is what people tell you. […]

Current projects

Aside from our client projects we have developed special formats that we are hosting on a regular basis for different audiences. Some of these formats are open for participation to anyone. Others are hosted upon request or are by invitation only. If you want to collaborate on any of them, get in touch with us.

1000 Moonshots

The world needs a bold ideas to solve world problems. But thinking bold enough is difficult to do alone. That is why we have created this highly interactive format for large audiences to create moonshots together. In a mix between technology enabled brainstorming in an app and an interactive process with a facilitator on stage we will guide big groups through a specially designed moonshot thinking process. We've ran the format '1000 Moonshots' for groups ranging from 30 to 900. We can also run them on company challenges instead of world problems. READ MORE

SpaceTime

On September 21, 1908, Hermann Minkowski gave a lecture in Cologne called 'Space and Time'. His lecture generated a phenomenal reaction and interest in Einstein's theory of relativity. In line with this historic moment, we believe that special ideas deserve a stage so they can grow to insights that change the world. That's why we host a quarterly program called 'Minkowski's SpaceTime' in which we shine a light on new ideas and apply them to business practice. We aim to learn together and understand how you can make history by changing the past. Sign up for an invite.  

What are people saying about Minkowski?

  • "Jörgen has exceptional qualities. His well balanced nature and approach creates personal, open, energetic and safe spaces for people to reimagine and recreate their organization and lives. He is an expert in creating the right flow across various topics and days, combining a broad-ranging knowledge with top-facilitation skills. His deep experience makes it seem effortless, we know he's fully vested and always well prepared. We will involve him as much as possible in our programs."
    Diederick Croese
    CEO SingularityU The Netherlands
  • "It was a pleasure for me to work with Margriet on the KPN Digital Dutch Xperience. Margriet is capable of connecting the dots between innovate ideas, analyses and visual creation. Margriet is also helping KPN to become a Design Thinking company, she and her team gave us good guidance and tools to run workshops in the DDX on a Design Thinking basis. She is concerned from the start until the finish and even beyond."
    Mark Engel
    KPN ICT Consulting
  • “Yvette assisted us in bringing minds from different offices to work on our strategy and purpose. This helped us tremendously to frame our marketing and communication actions. She has a clear way of facilitating, by pushing us beyond our current things, and at the same time giving room to make things tangible very quickly. She has a way of coming up with at least 5 solutions to every challenge"
    Marloes Noppen
    Symbiotics Netherlands
  • "I've had the pleasure to work with Yvette in a 2-day innovation workshop. I was impressed by the way she managed to involve, guide and activate all participants in this proces, finishing with very useful results to implement in the organisation. She showed very energetic and sympathic leadership skills in doing this. Yvette's strengths lies in the positive approach she manifests in reaching out to every participant, so they each feel appreciated to contribute to the session. At the same time she manages to give strategically valuable input for the discussions, and makes sure there is enough progress in the process to get to meaningful end results. Fantastic!"
    Natasha Walk
    Data Hacker & Entrepreneur - WK Analytics
  • "High energy & impact; connecting the dots; being present but not stealing the show - a fine balance which Jörgen masters so well; authentic; adding value as an individual, team and programme level"
    Marika Arvelid
    Head of People Development innogy
  • "Jörgen is a true master in design-facilitation. His unique understanding of Technology, Design and Organizational Adoption/Impact make him perfectly positioned to drive Creative innovation initiatives in any organization. I have been in many sessions facilitated by Jörgen, and even when it looks like the group will not find its way out of the complexity of the design challenge, in the end Jörgen is always able to get outcomes, actions, and ambitions aligned."
    Okke Tissing
    CIO KPN ICT Consulting
  • "It’s rare that you get to collaborate with someone so well matched to our training programs needs as Jörgen Between April and June 2017 I had the pleasure of working with Jörgen to upgrade our teacher training program. I was particularly impressed by how well Jörgen was able to get to the core of the training's aims and offer alternative strategies to get us there. His years of experience in guiding groups and teams show. I look forward to working with him again".
    Emer Beamer
    Founder, Designathon Works
  • "It was a pleasure working with Jörgen for a SingluarityU event on digital transformation for Shell. Jörgen is effective through building strong relations. He listened well to requirements upfront to ensure he can create impact with his audience. He's got a great engaging style of facilitation with respect for people at all parts of the scale (skeptics to champions). He is able to motivate a group and creates clear food for thought."
    Saskia Mureau
    GM Digital - B2B Business at Shell
  • "I've attended many management training programs. With Yvette, you truly get something different, it's 'not another' workshop like so many. The set up is clever and is tightly guided, which led to a truly different perspective and very valuable solutions for our organisation in a very limited amount of time."
    Sander Leenders
    Managing director Essent
  • "You know that feeling when you meet someone and connect at a level that makes you feel like this is one of those connections you want to hold onto? Well, that’s the feeling I got when I met Niels. Niels is a savvy business leader with a keen eye for digital transformation and disruption. He understands the ins and outs of what an organization must go through in order to transform into a digital era and understands that driving sales in an organization is the oxygen that fuels innovation."
    Chris Baldwin
    Speaker & Change Agent