Monthly Archives: June 2016


coffee house reading

Coffee House Readings #6:
How to win friends and influence people

Oh no! Not again. Yet another self-help book. That sounds manipulative on top of that… Admittedly, this was the first thing that crossed my mind, when I read the title of this month’s book review. But somehow that title resonated with me and I asked myself: Well, how do we […]


CODING

Coding: How to bring ideas to life 1

Do you also have a lot of ideas you want to work on? We constantly think about new ideas that can bring our projects to life. In the digital era, this often means providing a proper framework for automatizing periodic daily tasks. Of course, this requires a lot of effort and […]


The future of our food @ Pioneers Festival 2016

“It’s absolutely a number one priority to cooperate with startups to create an environment where we can facilitate private investments, where we can secure the founders to found their companies in our country and can finance them in our country. So that’s of utmost importance.” (Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian […]


“Felt Meaning” in VR

In real life, I hate roller coasters because they always give me a headache. But, at the last VR Vienna Meetup, I chose the roller coaster simulation. It was only virtual reality, so how bad could it be, right? In hindsight, this was a very bad decision. My virtual ride took less than […]


Time well spent

The psychology behind your smartphone

Have you ever flipped through the pages of your phone’s home screen without even knowing what it was you had been looking for? Have you ever checked the time out of sheer boredom, forgetting it the very second you checked it? Have you ever refreshed your mail just to refresh it once again a few […]


A world of education

In today’s world, is there a mismatch between the institution of education and what society is demanding from graduates? Many businesses are seeking free-thinking entrepreneurs with new out-of-the-box ideas, yet if students all graduate with the same education and very little life experience, how can we expect them to be […]


How to travel the world with (almost) no money

Travel the world with (almost) no money

From stockbroker to hitchhiker Hitchhiking in the back of a pickup truck in Thailand. Eating breakfast with a family in Turkey. Spending the night on an overcrowded train in India. Sleeping under an abandoned vehicle in Mozambique. Being a traffic diverter in Australia. House sitting a manor in New Zealand. […]