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Coffee House Readings #16: Simple as that

For my first Coffee House Reading, I wanted to share a book with you that has taught me something different than any other book I’ve read so far: The Laws of Simplicity in Design, Technology, Business and Life by John Maeda. I’ve chosen this particular book, because I usually don’t simplify […]


Chicken or the Egg Dilemma
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Learning or Performance

Most of us go through life trying to become better at the things we do. And while focusing on thousands of little different things at a time, at some point we realise that we are not getting better at the things we actually care about. Moreover, it seems that this […]


Social Media by Photo by Cristiaan Colen

Would you start anonymous blogging?

Blogging is all the rage nowadays. People love showcasing their art, passion or personal thoughts in carefully-planned blog posts. However, with a growing audience come growing response & responsibility. That is why more and more internet users have decided to venture into anonymous blogging. Why keep it on the down […]


Where to share your secret

Creating them, living with them, dying with them: Keeping secrets is hard. Especially in a transitory time where the sacral institution of religious confession undergoes steady erosion, while therapeutic confession has not yet been cured from the social stigma it carries. Artwork by Itsmi All those orphan stories that people host […]


Choose a way

Choose your bigger picture   Recently updated !

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways […]


The African Startup Revolution is Coming

At the TEDxVienna event OUT THERE in October at the beautiful Volkstheater, Marcello Schermer teared apart the usual image of Africa existing in the western society. I had the unique opportunity to speak to Marcello, the entrepreneurial facilitator who turned his life upside-down in order to witness and participate in revolutionizing the […]


astronomical clock, prague

Four in the morning
that’s when the magic happens…

There’s a thin line between chaos and meaning, and Rives is walking it perfectly. Poetry is about letting your imagination flow, letting a “splinter swerve” as Emily Dickinson called it. Storytelling, on the other hand, is about finding the common thread that connects a series of seemingly unrelated events. Poet […]