National Strike!

I’m not really sure if I understand this correctly. A student started with a completely simple action. She set herself in front of the Swedish parliament and went on strike. She was advocating for something. Many of us acknowledged that more and more young people were following her example – but the media discussions were […]

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Climate Awareness Take Two: Is History Repeating Itself?

Do you remember the terrible Sandoz chemical accident from Switzerland in 1986? There was an outcry from German environmental groups. Local chapters of Greenpeace gathered on the Rhein Bridge in teeth-chattering cold. I was one of them, standing on this bridge. Six months earlier, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor had exploded. I shrugged off this disaster, […]

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Climate Change – am I a hypocrite?

On Friday (March 15th), thousands of students worldwide took to the streets so that our generation, their parents’ generation, finally do something about climate change. So that we finally realize that we are perhaps in the most dramatic crisis of our civilization. Maybe it’s even the beginning of the end of our civilization? As I […]

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Employer Branding in Digitalization: Impressions from the EB-X Wien

It was a small, smart and refined conference: Employer Brand Experience – EB-X for short – in the middle of November, 2018, in Vienna. There were speakers from the ÖBB, Axel Springer Verlag, innogy and many others. One aspect I found especially fascinating: Every speaker said the same thing, that it is absolutely necessary to […]

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The Future is Bleak – Only Optimism Remains

My favorite radio station is Deutschlandfunk. In the mornings, there are interviews with top politicians, social topics are discussed and you get a little more information about what is going on as compared to popular radio stations. However, listening is depressing. German politics busies itself the whole day with internal quarrels, the CDU is struggling […]

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Food for Thought: What is Wrong in our School System

In my Xing Insider Article “Wir müssen die aktuellen Lehrmethoden auf den Kopf stellen”, I write: “Digitalization is currently challenging us – in our private lives and in our careers. Job profiles are constantly changing, new technologies are created. What our working environment will look like in 20 years is anybody’s guess. We, as well […]

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