Rick Pastoor

Rick Pastoor is not your average guru. He studied Information Sciences and launched his own software agency. After selling it in 2013, he joined the fast growing startup Blendle (backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer) as one of the first employees. Initially in an engineering role, in just 9 months he became the lead of the engineering and product team of the Dutch company.

As Head of Product of Blendle he was responsible for the products the company launched and managed the large team of engineers and designers. Rick used his blog and newsletter as an outlet to share ideas about work and management. In 2017 he started putting that all together in a book, which he self-published in 2019 and not just turned into a bestseller overnight but keeps on selling two years after publication. In 2020 he quit his job at the startup to focus full time on building a community and products around GRIP.

Since the end of 2020 Rick is plotting his next step with Rise, a calendar that helps you focus on your work. Together with two cofounders that focus on design and technology, Rick is working on fundamentally redesigning the calendar we rely on every day.
Rick lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two young kids.

Find out more about Rick on his website https://rickpastoor.com/

Bibliography

GRIP: Practicing the Art of Working Smart

GRIP: Practicing the Art of Working Smart

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