The past Amsterdam local elections has introduced a handful of new, small parties to the city council. What are their stories?
- Partij van de Ouderen, a party for elderly people, managed to get one seat in the council. How did this come? Can you still govern at this age?
- 50plus, a national party for elderly people didn’t manage to get one seat. How did they get beaten by a local party with the same values?
- Bij1, the party of Sylvana Simons seems to be despised throughout the Netherlands, but nonetheless got one seat. Who are its voters? Why do they vote for this party?
Albert Heijn just opened its second store on the Molukkenstraat.
- Someone from the new Albert Heijn; Why do people need a second AH 300 meters away from the other one? Was this necessary?
- Someone from the other Albert Heijn; What do you think of the new AH? Does it interfere with your business?
- People from the neighbourhood; Do you feel like this is necessary? Do you still go to both?
Bunq, a dutch online banking app, last week introduced Apple Pay to the Netherlands without having permission to do so from Apple.
- Ali Nikhan, CEO and present public figure of Bunq could be interviewed to ask him what motivated to do this; was it a PR stunt? Have you heard from Apple?
- Anyone from Apple who can say anything else than the standard reply their media representatives give could be interesting.
- Someone from the banking world, to ask what they think of Bunq as an upcoming digital bank and their tactics.
- The dark haired cantine lady, would be an interesting interview as I have seen her pretty much every day since I’m in AUC, but I don’t know much about her personally
- The cleaner in the dorms. Besides having told me to move my bike, we have never really had a conversation before. I would like to see what he does outside the dorms and what his background is.
- Ali Nikhan, CEO of Bunq. A very extraordinary man, with a lot written about him in interviews. The challenge here would be to find something that has not been written about before, so more personal/lifetime stories would be the goal.
- Schalk Stalman, CEO of Triple. I have worked for this man for a few years, and he has built up this internet empire from the ground up in a small city called Alkmaar. I never really got to know him personally, so this seems like a good opportunity.