Entrepreneurship

How Close Can You Go #1 – Interview Co-CEO Flow Traders

“The most important thing in life is the feeling that you have worked fucking hard to achieve something” – Dennis Dijkstra, Co-CEO of Flow Traders Rostra Economica is starting a new series named “How Close Can You go”. This will be a series of interviews with top executives, partners, recruitment professionals and other interesting people.
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The Bankruptcies in the Dutch Retail Sector

What are the reasons behind the late bankruptcies of many Dutch retail stores?

In the Dutch retail sector, quite a lot of shops have been declared bankrupt in the last two years. The most famous bankruptcy is the one of V&D (Vroom&Dreesmann), but there are many more: Aktiesport, Perry Sport, Dixons, Scapino, Dolcis, Manfield, DA, Miss Etam, ‘Schoenenreus’ and Free Record Shops. This list is much longer but
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Fintech & Beyond

On the promise and real impact of the tech start-up’s financial sibling.

Financial technology is hot. Abbreviated to Fintech, it is the financial spinoff of the tech start-up and has been making waves across the world. Big banks and financial firms are channelling significant amounts of money into fintech. Even “nuchter” Holland has not escaped the hype: fintech is being actively supported by the Dutch government and
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