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TEDxRotterdam2011 Jan Kees de Jager by Mind Map: TEDxRotterdam2011
Jan Kees de Jager
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TEDxRotterdam2011 Jan Kees de Jager

not easy to switch from entrepreneur to politics

need to addapt

1st day

the driver carried a large bag

lot of info

all the decisions are due for the next day

experience of entrepreneur

replace bags into iPads

future leader ship means seasing every opportunity

being on the rigth place

at the rigth time

how to sease



is it different?

politics vs entrepreneur: decision process is more or less the same

you as a person are responsible for decission

change in leadership

open en transparent in motivation

why atre the doing what they do

lots of improvement by new technology

iPad: you have the latest info (directly from civil servants)

Opening speech

Profile on TEDxRotterdam site


minister 2.0


student in Rdam

started his company

story about opportunities

started in Rotterdam


selling toys as a kid

resell toys

earned money

biggest financial crisis

started as Min of Finance

student at Rotterdam

started a comoany

read about multimedia, the next big thing, started at the attic of domitory, started a system for retailers


became biggest in NL

biggest client

can you design a custom made system

client had only 60.000 guilders, is alot for a student, they started building

ISM eCompany, from 2 to 200 employees,


prime minister asked join the cabinet

secretary of finance


big step from entrepreneur to politics

the cabinet fell

became minister of finance during financial crisis

reforming goverment finances