Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy.
Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at www.noop.nl, which deals with development management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory.
After studying Software Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and earning his Master’s degree in 1994, Jurgen Appelo has busied himself starting up and leading a variety of Dutch businesses, always in the position of team leader, manager, or executive. Jurgen has experience in leading a horde of 100 software developers, development managers, project managers, business consultants, quality managers, service managers, and kangaroos, some of which he hired accidentally.
Nowadays he works full-time developing innovative courseware, books, and other types of original content. But sometimes Jurgen puts it all aside to do some programming himself, or to spend time on his ever-growing collection of science fiction and fantasy literature, which he stacks in a self-designed book case. It is 4 meters high. Read more about him at http://www.jurgenappelo.com/about/
He is the writer of Management 3.0 and How to Change the World. Both books are available worldwide in various languages. American website Inc.com announced that he is the most popular management writer from continental Europe. His new book: Management 3.0 Workout offers brand new games, tools, and practices for all workers so they can introduce better management, with fewer managers.
“Management is too important to leave to the managers!” – Jurgen Appelo
Jurgen Appelo is rated #40 Management & Leadership Expert in the world, he is also #6 Most Influential Person in Agile and his blog is the #3 Most Popular Agile Blog in the World. The publisher, Happy Melly Express, is a new co-‐publishing partner for authors who desire full control and high quality for their books.
Comments from Jurgen’s audiences:
“Humoristic and positive, energy and vision.”
“Good speaker, nice story.”
“Original slides and relaxed speaker.”
“Content and way of presenting very good.”
“Excellent – would want an advanced session.”
“Great session in general.”
“Really liked the tools and wake-up calls.”
“Creative, command of topic, passion, good structure, super concepts.”
“Makes a difficult problem easy quickly.”
“Just left me wanting more.”
“Very experienced speaker with humor and a good story.”
“Makes things visual, talks clearly.”
“Good contact with the audience.”
“Fast, clear, humor, makes you start thinking.”
“Very clear slides.”
“The best presentation of the day.”