Summer is finally here and if you need some recommendations for your reading list, here are some of my highlights:Read More
A few months ago I started with the interview series on what success looks like to arts professionals and people working in the creative industry. It is an attempt to redefine what success is and find personal attempts to define a sustainable definition of creative work.
Since I started with the interview series I got an overwhelming feedback of people asking me if there are things left out in the editing process or if there are other behind the scenes or learnings I could share.Read More
In all our effort to put the puzzle pieces of this world together, analyze data or predict behavior we forget that one little factor that is not consistent in their actions: HUMANS. Predicting actions has done more harm than good. Most data collecting has to do with short-term thinking, so I'm really wondering what it can predict. If a piece goes viral are we darned to follow a recipe that predicts the next success? How does a more reasonable long-term data collecting look like and what are the parameters for success and eventually long-term impact? What are the right time scales to perceive growth and value?Read More
I had the great pleasure to spend last week at the DLD17 in Munich. As usual on conferences of this kind I wish I could have a sneak peek into the notebook of the participants around me. Everyone will find different insights valuable and notable. Here a little glance into my key takeaways on the future of work, education, fake news and more...Read More
I am announcing a mini sabbatical from August until the end of October 2016 to hike over 2000 km on one of the oldest cultural routes of Europe: The Camino de Santiago. In our age that is obsessed with achievements, production and efficiency, once in a while, I feel the need to slow down and check if my values, my imagination and my bodily sense of being are still aligned. We measure our days and plans with our gadgets, we are constantly optimizing our routines to become some sort of super human. Sometimes I think that modern life moves faster than our thoughts are able to follow and we jump to conclusions because we lack time to really think about events or experiences. To take a long-distance hike means to measure everything in a human scale again and to refuse to accelerate on the pace imposed by technology.Read More