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 organise (online) events and courses. Everything we do is around stories that make lives happier and healthier and the world a better place.
I am married to Helene de Puy and we have four children. Together we founded 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.