16 December 2020
Daniel Ropers, co-founder & former CEO bol.com
Daniel Ropers led bol.com from less than €10m to more than €1.7bn in sales, successfully turning disruption into growth. He explains how in conversation with Alexandra Jankovich, showing that to seize digital opportunities, you must be continuously ready to make changes, update goals, and explain why.
00:50 Starting an online retail business with only 25% of households having an internet connection
03:45 How bol.com convinced (new) customers to start buying online while having clear goals and decision-making moments
06:52 What other startups and scaleups can learn from the bol.com story: have a clear definition of what success looks like
12:55 How to seize the opportunities of disruption as an established company in a world that transitions from an “age of perception” to an “age of transparency”
17:29 What to look for when planning to invest in a company