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Arko van Brakel

Arko van Brakel

Innovator, trend watcher, trainer coach and author of 'Nieuwe Helden' ('New Heroes')
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Entrepreneurship
    • SME
    • Successful Entrepreneurs (male)
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    • Human Resource Management
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    • Telecom
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  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Chance thinking
  • Energetic leadership
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"Arko van Brakel is a value-driven entrepreneur who believes in the power of the human intelligence and behavior as a strong basis for innovation. His mission? Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. He is a much sought consultant, speaker, presenter trainer and coach. Since the spring of 2016, Arko is co-founder of the new Semco Style Institute, an initiative together with the famous Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Semler. Purpose is to help people and organizations implementing more autonomy, entrepreneurship, self-direction and speed to be successful in a rapidly changing society. In the philosophy of Semler and Van Brakel ordinary people are capable of achieving extraordinary results. The secret? Trust, autonomy and strong collaboration.

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"Arko van Brakel is a value-driven entrepreneur who believes in the power of the human intelligence and behavior as a strong basis for innovation. His mission? Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. He is a much sought consultant, speaker, presenter trainer and coach. Since the spring of 2016, Arko is co-founder of the new Semco Style Institute, an initiative together with the famous Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Semler. Purpose is to help people and organizations implementing more autonomy, entrepreneurship, self-direction and speed to be successful in a rapidly changing society. In the philosophy of Semler and Van Brakel ordinary people are capable of achieving extraordinary results. The secret? Trust, autonomy and strong collaboration.

According to Van Brakel, entrepreneurship is more than owning a business. Nowadays an entrepreneurial way of thinking, dreaming, behaving and working more relevant then ever, since it will bring companies the extra competitive edge in a rapidly changing environment. Establishing an entrepreneurial culture requires a leadership-style based on trust rather than control.

The world around us is changing faster than ever, from a ME-conomy into a WE-conomy. What choices do successful leaders make in the WEconomy? How can entrepreneurs transform into game-changers? What is the answer to the exponential problems in our world? How do you speed up our teams by giving confidence and trust? How can we reduce control, without loosing grip? How can one stimulate collaboration and autonomy in his organization? How do we stay vital in the rat-race? What are the business models of tomorrow, which you can get started with today already? Arko van Brakel helps his audience finding the answers.

Arko combines personal experiences and ideas with scientific knowledge and often surprising examples. The context of his background as an Internet entrepreneur, speaker, coach, consultant and author and his roles as director of several educational institutions, including leadership institute de Baak, help his audience to develop a broad view on our changing world and their role and place in it. Arko isn’t shy to mention his failures and the lessons learned. This vulnerability is important, because in Arko’s opinion Failure is the mother of all success. After all, the major issues of tomorrow won’t be solved with the ideas and mental models of yesterday."

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Arko van Brakel Get Real
Arko van Brakel Get Real