Monthly Archives: August 2016


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Coffee House Readings #8: The Power of Now

I can’t live with myself anymore. Wait a minute. What does this mean? I can’t live with myself anymore. If I can’t live with myself anymore, who is the I that can’t live with my self anymore? And who is my self that I can’t live with anymore? Just think […]


What the heck does YOLO mean? – The Generation Gap of Digitalisation

Do you know this situation? You are talking to someone who’s older than you – not just 3 or 4 years, I’m talking about 20-30 years or even more. Sympathy is there from the beginning and you immediately know the other person is a nice one. But something is missing. […]


Surveillance_Vienna_by Nikolaou

Camouflage
your digital trace

“We believe that fighting crime should be easy: we provide effective, easy-to-use offensive technology to the worldwide law enforcement and intelligence communities.”  THIS IS NOT A BAD JOKE! Actually this is a serious advertisement from the Italian surveillance company HackingTeam targeting government agencies to become new clients. Their big-brother items are consumed among […]


austrian start up scene

How to overcome the walls of the Austrian startup scene

I believe in horses. The car is only a temporary phenomenon. Willhelm II, 1905 640KB ought to be enough for everyone. Bill Gates Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899 Innovation is crucial for change to occur. The father of entrepreneurship, Joseph Schumpeter, […]


The sound of listening

Have you ever experienced this feeling that you are talking and talking and nobody seems to understand what you say? If so, this article about why to listen may be interesting for you. A wall between us Our ability to communicate complex information between individuals makes us humans a special tribe on this […]


online communication

Why we need a new culture of confrontation.

Recently I am less worried about a cyber-attack than a shit storm. The internet, formerly known as the liberation from conventions, is broken. Looking at my Facebook newsfeed, I see the same statements to be shared over and over again: “Vote for Van der Bellen”, “Help refugees!” or “Why Trump is […]


Career and Climbing – It’s all about getting up that wall!

Let’s imagine that following a career is like climbing a wall. When it comes to climbing that wall, the best way to start is not just by beginning to climb – but rather to look at the wall, observe those different types of hand- and footholds, and analyze how you […]


Leaving your comfort zone and what it will do to you 2

This month’s topic is “Walls”. Rather than perceiving walls as a ‘physical’ object, we may also view walls as psychological barriers and mental limits. We all have walls in our minds. Walls that are difficult to break through or overcome, because the thing that is waiting on the other side […]