Welcome Desk 🛎️

Let's start with a quick introduction

Hi I’m René! Welcome to my writing desk.

I’m curious about global challenges, small business and the art of bringing people together. I write a personal newsletter to follow my curiosity, keep learning and share ideas with likeminded people. The letter goes out to friends, creators and hosts of all kinds once per month.

I like to think of the newsletter as a personal magazine. Every issue orbits around global topics, creativity and group dynamics. You’ll find food for thought, interesting links, personal notes or a short essay.

I keep the newsletter at a personal level so you might also encounter pictures from me on an agricultural farm or changing flat tires of my bike in france.


Here are four essays that people liked:

  1. The Minimalist Entrepreneur

  2. Conflict vs Peace

  3. The Bento Method

  4. 4 Magic Group Sizes


About me

I grew up in the region of Trier, Germany with family roots in Brazil. After studying Media and Communications for Digital Business in Aachen, I moved to Utrecht, the Netherlands with a group of friends.

I run a small collaboration studio called Crisp Studio with my good friend Daniel Wirtz. I’m currently creating and teaching an online course at Facilitator School. An education platform for professionals who want to impact their teams with well-led and well-designed workshops.

In my free time I cycle on my mountainbike, plant and harvest food, play volleyball, practice capoeira and spend time with my favourite people.