I was lucky to be selected in multiple initiatives created by agilist.

After all that attention, I thought I should do something back. I liked Olaf’s idea of one person per post.

Instead of me saying why I like that person, I have decided to ask some questions and let the persons answer them and say some more about themselves.

In the coming weeks and months you will read answers to the follow questions:

  • What is something people usually don’t know about you but has influenced you in who you are?
  • If you would not have been in IT, what would have become of you?
  • What is your biggest challenge and why is it a good thing for you?
  • What drives you ?
  • What is your biggest achievement?
  • What is the last book you have read?
  • What question do you think I should also ask and what is the answer?

I wouldn’t be me, if I did not turn this into a community thing. Instead of me selecting all the people who you will read about, the last questions I asked was:

  • Who should be the next person to answer these questions?

I hope you like this series as much as I do. As a teaser, I can already tell you that I learned something from everyone by reading their answers.

Update: This idea is really taking of. Due to the succes, I have more people answering to quickly publish all answers. Read more about that here.

Update2: the list of people with published answers has been move to a seperate page







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  3. Agile Scout says:

    nice. glad you’re doing this!

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