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Episode 8: Show Notes.
Today on the Circulist Quest, we are very lucky to welcome a leading industrial designer and expert in the world of innovative design! John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen has worked for a number of inspiring companies and successfully managed to springboard his career into a path as a visionary and entrepreneur, working on his own projects. In our conversation, we get to hear from John about his days after university, moving to Italy and then subsequently the US, and how he exited his day-job to focus on starting Hidden Radio, an innovative Bluetooth product company. From there, we look at John's recent work in the food and kitchen sector, and how his company, Typhur, is aiming to revolutionize the way we approach everyday cooking. There is a common thread of lifestyle products that has run through a lot of John's work and he talks about how his passion for improving everyday home life has kept him motivated. So to hear all about this journey, some thoughts on the future, and why a more circular economy is so important for us all, be sure to listen in!
Key Points From This Episode:
“I think it's just a very different time right now, it's crazy the speed at which commerce moves, and the web moves.” — John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen [0:02:58]
“It was always bootstrapped. We eventually took a tiny bit of investment which was in the form of a line of credit, that was much later.” — John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen [0:18:53]
“Hardware is a money-hungry game.” — John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen [0:19:44]
“I think a big part is passion. I like to work on things I love.” — John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen [0:21:38]
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