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To inspire and to be inspired, to surprise and to be surprised, to broaden one’s mind and to gain that sparkling new energy.

Based on the most photographed slide of my keynotes: the inspirational booklist, frequently asked and even more often shared. Alternating between business and inspirational motivational titles.

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  • ‘Start with Why’ by Simon Sinek
  • ‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ by Sarah Knight
  • ‘How not to Plan: 66 ways to screw it up’ by Les Binet and Sarah Carter
  • ‘Copywriting Secrets’ by Alan Sharpe
  • ‘Eat your Greens’ by Wiemer Snijders
  • ‘Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day’ by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
  • “The ONE Thing” by Gary Kelly and Jay Papasan
  • ‘Let my people go surfing’ by Yvon Chouinard
  • ‘Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes’ by Ben Bergeron
  • ‘Life Scale’ by Brian Solis
  • ‘Thrive’ by Arianna Huffington
  • ‘TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks’ by Akash Karia 
  • ‘Good Strategy, bad strategy’ by Richard P. Rumelt
  • ‘Everybody writes’ by Ann Handley
  • ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie
  • ‘Epic Content Marketing’ by Joe Pulizzi
  • ‘If I Could Tell You Just One Thing…: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice’ by Richard Reed
  • ‘Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People: Living the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Every Day’ by Stephen R. Covey
  • ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ by Richard Carlson
  • ‘The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues’ by Patrick M. Lencioni 
  • ‘Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs’ by John Doerr
  • ‘The Infinite Game’ by Simon Sinek
  • ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear
  • ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’ by Carol S. Dweck
  • ‘Make Your Idea Matter: Stand out with a better story’ by Bernadette Jiwa
  • ‘Je kunt het maar één keer doen’ by Barbara van Beukering

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Podcasts ‘Chasing Excellence’

My favorite episodes of the ‘Chasing Excellence’ podcast by Ben Bergeron

Mental toughness isn’t what you think
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000464458821

Turning broad goals into concrete action
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000468533089

Complain less communicate more
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000467198488

The 5 p’s of decision making
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000455880585

10 Principles of mindset
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000455253905

The origins of NOBULL 
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000445549331

Building a stronger brand
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000443919324

Win or learn
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000440227902

The theoretical development of a business
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000437313182

Earning trust and building teams
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000421148171

Mindstrategies for workouts
https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/chasing-excellence/id1170629044?i=1000486255363

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https://lionslive.canneslions.com/keynotes/warc-presents-effectiveness-in-the-age-of-e-commerce-e1-41684

1. look at the total brand experience to influence sales: closer to the supply chain. rise to ecomm is back to basics: bigger packages and no impulse buying. total experience of the brand: buying, shipping, unboxing process.

 2. rethink performance media to get closer to the sales: merge e-comm spend with paid media. race to shoppable formats: messaging to sell. e-commerce platforms become media owners. rise of live streaming (shopping shows on e-commerce platforms)Virtual influencer on WeChat to create community: Daily perfect makeup brand: https://www.marketingtochina.com/perfect-diarys-successful-strategy-on-wechat/

3. resist the shift to short-terminism. look beyond attribution models. reserve budget for brand-building. 
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