Eric Castien


Entrepreneur by default. Sold his 1st venture in 2000 and experienced all stages of success and failure in other companies, since then. Realizes very well that inventions are only the beginning of true innovation.
Bridging theory and practice, zooming in and out continuously. Not satisfied until real value can be added.
A football geek, too. Published 2 books about talent identification & talent development in elite sports. Always looking on the bright side.

Top skill: “Cycling through the city of Amsterdam, combining slalom and speed.”

I would like to look inside the brain of: “Catalonian chef Ferran Adría. An unique brain where scents become numbers and sounds become colours. If agenda-problems causes trouble for him, I’d go back to the moment when Zinedine Zidane delivered a remarkable headbutt to Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final of 2006, to have a look inside Zizou’s brain. Just to know what a cognitive short circuit really looks like from nearby.”