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Cofounder at Stolp. Creating smarter phone habits that bring humans closer together. One beautiful solution at a time.

Surprising truths about building smarter phone habits

The overglorification of willpower

“It’s just about self discipline” is an argument that usually comes up in the debate around phone distractions, implying that resisting the urge to pick up and browse through your phone is basically a matter of your good intentions and willpower to stick to them.

The research points out that human beings are wired quite differently in fact. Extensive studies by Roy Baumeister revealed the scientific truth behind willpower: we humans have a daily finite amount of it. And the more we use it, the more it depletes.

So sure, not blinking at…


Surprising Truths about Building Smarter Phone Habits

“It’s just about self discipline” is an argument that usually comes up in the debate around phone distractions, implying that resisting the urge to pick up and browse through your phone is basically a matter of your good intentions and your own willpower to stick to them.

The research points out we human beings are wired a bit differently in fact. Extensive studies by Roy Baumeister revealed the scientific truth about willpower: we humans have a daily finite amount of it. And the more we use it, the more it depletes.

So sure, not blinking at your phone during breakfast…


Het jaar begon met een sterk besmettelijke wind die uit het Oosten blies. Iets met vleermuizen en een labo ofzo? De rest is ondertussen al onuitwisbare geschiedenis.

We spendeerden meer tijd thuis dan ooit in 2020. Halsstarrig probeerden we de ‘normale’ gang van het leven vol te houden tussen onze bekende vier muren. En onze grote, kleine vriend de smartphone was natuurlijk de reddende engel. Unlimited data om te videochatten, news apps in de gaten houden en veel tijd om te Fortniten natuurlijk. Naar Chinese traditie doop ik 2020 tot ‘Het Jaar van het Scherm’.

Lock down. Unlock phone.
Met een…


Investment of a lifetime

With time as life’s universal currency, phrases like “paying attention” or “investing time” can be taken quite literally.

There’s one simple rule to abide to when investing your time: you can never stop spending it.

And since we all get a tiny finite amount, it’s the most precious thing we have. What you decide to pay attention to in life is how you’ll spend your days, and ultimately how you spent your life.

The superpower of habits

Scientists estimate 40-50% of all our time spent is the result of a ‘habit’ — a repeated behaviour which tends to occur almost subconsciously.

Think about it…


credits: Mike Piechota
credits: Mike Piechota
credits: Mike Piechota for Netguru

Your desk suddenly turned into a desktop overnight. Rarely have we seen such a global exodus away from the office and into our safe homes. No more open workspaces. Instead crammed into a DIY home office behind your screen all day, with the kids taking over the role from your noisy colleagues. And while we’re now all getting a taste of the good, the bad and the ugly of ‘remote’ work, it’s the opportunity to take a step back and re-evaluate what we hope to find when we eventually return to our offices.

Making remote work

It’s important to understand that the demand…

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