|Maurice de Hond studied Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam. During his study he learned how to program a computer.
In 1976 he started with a special model for measuring political preferences with the VARA broadcasting company and today he is the foremost opinion poller in the Netherlands giving forecasts at elections.
In 1982 he got the Dutch award of marketing researcher of the year.
He started Micro Computer club Nederland, a big project to introduce the home computer with educational software in the Netherlands. He became director of Graydon, and was also CEO of Vendex Headstart inc of Great Neck, NY, a producer of PC’s for the consumer market. s