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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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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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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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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About the State of the World – 3 Books to Inspire You

1. Corporations take over the power, the climate goes to hell “Secretively, but right in front of our eyes, the balance of power has shifted in our society so much that democracy, the market economy, our autonomy and our freedom is threatened. We as citizens must fight back.” I came across Thilo Bode, who was […]

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