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Hi there! I’m John. Here's my 30 second bio:

  • I'm an actuary at a large European insurer. The product I’m responsible for uses rewards to promote healthier living.
  • I grew up in Cape Town and currently live in Munich.
  • Bookstores are my kryptonite. I usually end up buying five books that I add to the "to-read" shelf.
  • Running is my favourite way to make friends in a new city. Big fan of the outdoors.
  • I have gone from dog stepdad to saying "good boy" every 5 minutes.
  • Currently exploring these 12 Problems.


I write about the creator economy and the future of work.

Favourite long-form essay:

The Shift to the Creator Economy
The world is moving from the traditional, institution-based economy to the creator economy. Advances in education and the democratization of technology will change how we work and earn a living. I first came across this idea via a tweet from Naval Ravikant: Eventually, everybody will be in the creat…


I publish a weekly newsletter called Creators' Corner featuring:

  1. One creation from me: an essay, sketch or thread
  2. One creator in the spotlight
  3. A curation of the best content I consumed during the week

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