I run The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode Magazine), a media company focused on presenting solutions to problems the planet and humanity face. We publish a bi-monthly magazine and we organize (online) events and courses. Everything we do is around stories that make lives happier and healthier and the world a better place.
I have four children. I was a founder of Ode Magazine in The Netherlands in 1995. In 2004 we brought the international English edition of Ode to the United States. In 2012 we re-named our magazine The Intelligent Optimist and we launched a membership program to spread intelligent optimism as a way of life.