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From Belgium to New York City with Fueled
"What I know is that I prefer failure over regret, any day." Sven Lenaerts is Fueled’s newest Tactician. Sven, a Belgium native, is not only…
"What I know is that I prefer failure over regret, any day."
Sven Lenaerts is Fueled’s newest Tactician. Sven, a Belgium native, is not only starting a new job here at Fueled, but it also starting a brand new life in New York.
In a post on medium.com, Sven reflects on his decision to move to the United States. We all know what it’s like to be in “that safe, mediocre environment which suits you well” but few of us are able to pursue a different, less certain, future.
Sven knew immediately that moving to New York was the best choice for his career. Although he begins his post humbly explaining that he was shocked to recieve the opportunity to work at Fueled, he is no stranger to success in the tech world. An OKFN award recipient, Sven is a successful freelancer offering design, contact strategy and development under the name Umber. His decision to leave Belgium was admittedly not easy but, knowing that “it’s impossible to please everyone with the decision you take,” Sven packed his bags and took the job with Fueled.
“It’s a wonderful challenge I’m looking at. I’m sure it will help me to become a better person, a better designer, writer, entrepreneur, you name it. If you can’t live your life to the fullest and make every single moment matter for you in some way, what’s the point? It’s that challenge ahead of me, that ambition which forces me to try and be successful. Does that involves risks? Hell it does.”
Sven is in pursuit of growth, both professionally and personally, and we can't wait to see what happens.