Dec 192015
 
Freedom

Yesterday was the last day of my assignment. The last analysis done, the last addition to the documentation written. Cleaning out my desk. Saying goodbye to everybody and getting a number of heart-felt “we’ll-miss-yous” (and hugs). There was cake and even presents. And then I left. The end of an assignment of half a year. […]

Nov 302015
 
10 years of work

On the 1st of December 2005 I started my first full-time job. Tomorrow that will be exactly 10 years ago. 10 years of doing more-or-less the same thing; building quantitative models for financial institutions. First as consultant, then internally with a bank and finally as a freelancer (oh and there was a year in between […]

Nov 282015
 
Employee, freelancer, solopreneur, entrepreneur, startup founder: What work-style works for you?

Should I give up the relative security of being a freelancer and launch my own startup? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the last few months. Before making such a decision I thought it a good idea to think about what other possibilities there were; before becoming a freelancer I was a “normal” […]