Witteveen studied economics, started as a journalist, evolved to book writer and public speaker.
Erwin Witteveen is the co-writer of 'Nooit Af' (in English 'Permanent Beta'), which had been nominated for the award Dutch Management Book of the Year 2016.
This book did not win the first prize, because -according to members of the jury - "it's not a management book, it's much more than that, it's in fact a book for everyone." Since that moment, together with co-writer Martijn Aslander, they ironically promote their work as 'non-management Book of the Year'. 'Nooit Af' offers an inspiring and broad view on the society where we live in now, and how much and why it differs so much of the world before 2010, the world where most politicians and managers still think we are living in. The network and information society, offers endless possibilities and has brought us into a New Renaissance.
They already predicted this new Renaissance in their previous book Easycratie (2010) in which is stated: nearly all problems are only bureaucratic problems, all the pieces of the solution are already known, they only have to be connected.