Free learning or Who Really Needs School

The first results of our Scrum4Schools initiative show that a Scrum-like approach for teaching students actually helps them learn more quickly and with more satisfaction. We will continue supporting more and more schools in Germany and Austria who want to practice Scrum4Schools. However, there are several studies showing that millions of children don’t even go […]

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Sociocracy: If 6-year-olds can do it, adults should also be able to

Holacracy, New Work, Sociocracy and Sociocracy 3.0, agile work and self-organization – these hip buzzwords get wildly tossed around. Arne Bollinger is an expert in Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) and gives an overview of all these methods, which are partially built upon one another and – what else – licensed. Someone wants to make money with […]

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Start-ups: Playing the Never-Ending Game

In the film “Jerry Maguire”, a sports agent changes his attitude overnight: The dishonesty and cruelty of his business makes him sick to his stomach. After he makes his opinion known and is fired, he becomes self-employed and wants to make his vision a reality: He wants to handle the athletes differently than the sports […]

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One Bag Travel or traveling effortlessly with the right backpack

As a consultant, I am constantly traveling, and even during my sabbatical I was constantly traveling. How do you organize yourself so that traveling does not become a burden? One solution that worked for me: minimalistic travel and only taking as much as can fit in a carry-on bag. Naturally, one possibility is the oft-praised […]

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Start-ups: Pitch your business, but please do it correctly!

I was recently at several start-up pitching events in Vienna and Berlin. As an investor and business angel, I shake my head every time. What I get to see is not even third-class – and I don’t mean the business ideas, I mean the pitches. Catastrophic. Please quit boring me. I do not want to […]

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Protecting the climate differently: Fly as much as you want!

Professor Franz Josef Radermacher, member of the Club of Rome, suggests in his new book what at first glance seems to be a crazy idea: “The core of the recommendation is that companies and people finance high-value projects in non-industrialized countries as CO2 compensation and in doing so not only address climate issues, but also […]

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New Work – Going from Simple Buzzword to Maturity

The buzzword “New Work” has popped up excessively in every magazine and newspaper in the last few months. This term is used to sell almost anything: Yoga for management, expensive and wonderful lounges (formerly the coffee kitchen) and, of course, the idea that every start-up is good and we just need to bring this hip […]

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