Be Uncomfortable

~by Peter Powell At Team Academy we believe in learning by doing. This means that students often have to go out and discover for themselves what works and what doesn’t. When they first arrive, most students are used to being spoon-fed information. They go through a phase of “unlearning” where they have to get used […]

A Team Point of View

At Team Academy, team is quite literally in the name. We believe that the future is collaborative and interdisciplinary. One of our favourite sayings is “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Some of our third-year students wrote a reflection on the power of diverse perspectives […]

Your Guiding Principle

By Marjolein Bakker & Peter Powell “Guiding Principle: Any principle(s) that guide an organization throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in its goals, strategies, type of work, or the top management.” Ever heard the phrase “values are to be lived not laminated”? It’s perhaps more relevant than ever, with many organizations trying […]

StartUps & Downs: Five Lessons Learned

Last week we hosted StartUps/Downs in the Student Hotel Maastricht. 5 entrepreneurs from different sectors (social impact, to tech), at different phases of their entrepreneurial journey (pre-funding to serial), shared the highest highs and lowest low of their entrepreneurial journeys so far. Their stories were emotional, engaging and insightful. Here are the top 5 lessons […]

Our ‘own it’ campaign

Currently, for Team Academy, we are running a campaign on the topic ‘Own it’. The campaign has been indicated by the team of alumni students of Team Academy working at ODB – Brand Communication Agency. They came up with the strategy for this campaign, as they found this the most fitting way to explain what […]

The epilogue of a Team Academy alumni

It’s been about one and a half year ago since I graduated from Team Academy with a thesis I wrote for ODAM, which is now my core business. Back then it was still a concept, living only in our minds and Google Drive. We did organize several events before, mostly focused on art and music […]

Reflection on our North Sea Express journey

Seven months ago we started our journey from Amsterdam to Oslo. However, it still feels like yesterday. The last couple of months have been filled with positive comments and feedback related to our project. The North Sea Express became a lot bigger than what we thought it would be. It gained a lot of attention […]

Attended the 4th edition of Team 4 Learning!

How can we bring the different Team Academy communities together? This question was raised 5 years ago in Amsterdam by people from different Team Academies in Europe. On that day the idea of Team 4 Learning began, creating and learning together by sharing what the different Team Academy labs learn. This year was the 4th […]

A Cure for Busy

I’ve recently stopped telling people I’m busy. Why? Because busy isn’t the problem. My priorities are. Everyone is busy. Everyone has a full agenda. Yet Youtube and Netflix continue to make billions. Why is entertainment profitable, yet no-one has time supposedly? The answer is simple, the way you spend your time is not determined by […]

The biggest hiccups as a starting entrepreneur

Today I went to a new hair dresser to get my hair cut. She just started a business with her own unique concept. We were chit chatting about all kinds of topics, as you do sitting in that chair. I talked about what I do (being a head coach and partner at Team Academy) and […]