life


How to compliment a woman in the 21st century

Remember those ugly days in history when a woman’s only value was her beauty? Fast forward to 2019… and we still didn’t get more creative in the way we compliment women: “You’re beautiful” is still the most common compliment women get all around the world. So? What’s wrong with that? […]


How to Fix a Broken Heart

Where is the love? While love is in the air this month, not all of us is in the mood for it, especially if we’re going through a heartbreak. There are thousands of books and songs about it. Still it feels like none of them do justice to how you […]


Amour – a movie recommendation

— A door is broken down. Policemen rush into an apartment and discover the corpse of an elderly woman whose head is surrounded by flowers. The word “Amour” then fills the screen and there is an extended flashback to the preceding months. — The movie What might look like a tragic […]


Why you haven’t achieved your goals this year – and how you will in 2019 1

The year 2018 has come to an end. Looking back, how do you feel? Have you achieved your goals? What goals? Let me help you remember. Have you lost those 5 kilograms you promised yourself you would? Have you quit smoking? Have you gone out more often and made new friends? […]


What does AI have to do with creativity and compassion?

The TED2018 conference “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver left me amazed indeed. I was sitting with my jaw dropped in Gartenbaukino on the broadcast event organized by TEDxVienna. But there was one particular talk that kept my brain busy for months after the live stream in April. It was […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]


Life in Cycles

  Life cycles. Growing cycles. Educational cycles. Training cycles. Business cycles. Cycles of operation. Creative cycle. Cycle of poems. Re-Cycle. Breaking a cycle. Cycle of nature. Success cycles. Female Cycle. Performance cycles. Cycles of pain. Recurring cycles. Investment cycles. Production cycles. Market cycles. Feedback cycles. Improvement cycles. Performance cycles. Work […]


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 […]