Content of the course

Learn how to develop an adaptable mindset. This is based upon a continual process of gathering inspiration, re-adjusting and liberating the mind of stuck models with the goal to find a calm and free mind. To live a more happy, resilient and creative life.

Disclaimer: You don’t have to view this course in a linear fashion. You just go where your curiosity brings you.

Fuel your creativity, create room to experiment and play, critically assess and reflect.

Expand the mind

Through: art, games, movies, tech, and philosophy. Gain inspiration that challenges the notion of what is possible. Generate new ideas from different fields, from games like Fortnite and Journey, to philosophers like Byung Chul Han and Zygmunt Bauman. Edgy artists and cutting edge tech. Learn to spot and embrace the outliers to better prepare yourself for disruption.

Movies In the eyes of the animal, Dogville, Five obstructions, Paprika Games Uncharted 4, Journey, Fortnite, Dota 2, Dreamscaper, Overwatch Philosophy Zygmunt Bauman, Nietzsche, Byung-Chul Han, Johan Huizinga, Hannah Arendt Art and artists Ali Banisadr, Maarten Baas, Andy Goldsworthy, Joris Laarman, Universal everything, Pixel – Compagnie Kafig & Adrien M / Claire B, Kanye West, Plastic Whale, Ap Verheggen, Robert Overweg Technology Machine learning / image recognition, Paints Chainer, Sentiment analysis, Johnny Cash Project, Alon Chitayat, Deep fake Research The impact of Virtual Reality on chronic pain – PLOS one, The bias against creativity: why people desire but reject creative ideas – Sage journals, Deep photo style transfer Comics and cartoons Adventure time, Descender, 100 bullets

Train your mind 

Step out of your own paradigms, use critical thinking, investigate models for subconscious and direct problem solving. Investigate the tools for subconscious wandering, train your mind to being ok with oppositeness and ambiguity. Re-frame your thinking. Of course everything in a fun and playful way. 

With: John W Gardner, John KayRobert Kegan, Socrates, Dr Stuart Brown and Self developed theories.

Calm and free the mind

Find focus within the noise. Based on the latest neuroscience, train your cognitive flexibility and emotional resilience. Investigate the power of interconnectedness for your happiness, creativity and longevity, based on global research. Let’s have a look at exhilarating ways to break out of your default mode of thinking. To free your mind. 

With: Yuval Harari, Ray Dalio, Darwin, Einstein, mBIT, BBC, Duke University, Peter Vermeiren, Susan Pinker, The entropic brain: a theory of conscious states informed by neuroimaging research, Frontiers in human neuroscience, Michael Pollan

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Need more convincing?

There is more! Dive into the case studies of Spotify, The New York Times, Bape, and the UFC. Or listen to an interview with the former head of talent development at Ajax and Current head of Montessori Football. Ruben speaks about how to create the right learning environments for people to help them become adaptable and independent. He shares his learnings from Ajax and how to apply individual talent development.

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