Vera Steiner


What makes us happy?

In her wonderful TED talk “There is more to life than being happy”, Emily Esfahani Smith stated: “I used to think the whole purpose of life was pursuing happiness. Everyone said the path to happiness was success, so I searched for that ideal job, that perfect boyfriend, that beautiful apartment. But […]


Timing as key for succes

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) The role of success in the entrepreneurial life is simple: Everyone wants to be successful. Everyone is looking for the recipe for success. Everyone has heard at least a dozen times about “being in the right […]


Where does leadership start?

Understanding core values The best course on leadership that I had in my life so far was from David H. Langstaff and Declan Murphy, executive MBA students of EDHEC Business School, 2016 in Paris. David, earned his MBA at Harvard University, and Declan, has his MBA from Wharton School. Being […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


Georg Hauer on disruptive innovation in banking

On the 7th May 2018, Georg Hauer, General Manager Austria of N26, one of the fastest growing banks in Europe with more than 850.000 customers across 17 European markets, held an amazing speech at the Vienna University for Management and Communication, talking about what it means to build a first pan-European bank. […]