Talk


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. […]


Economies do not need
to grow –
Doughnut Economics

Equating economic growth with economic health- and why this equation fails. The construct of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) “measures the monetary value of final goods and services—that are bought by the final user—produced in a country in a given period of time”, according to the International Monetary Fund. Consumption, hence […]


What’s left to explore?

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]


Humans of OUT THERE

Humans of “OUT THERE”

The TEDxVienna conference “OUT THERE“ took place last month and it was a blast! As mentioned in our review of the event, an enormous amount of preparation went into organizing and executing our main annual event. 1000 attendees, from Vienna, throughout Austria and even other countries, came to hear our speakers spread […]


Scientists act a lot like … nature

The human body often needs to regenerate itself after suffering injuries, from small ones like skin wounds to ones that need a lot of effort for the it to fix the harm such as liver transplants or even lung regeneration for smokers. And in many cases it, the results are […]


The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B by Danny Hillis

The internet has become a solid reality of our lives. Nobody dares to treat it with skepticism, nor to doubt its ubiquity although many of its functions remain unknown for the masses. We even trust the internet to be able to save our lives: online apps that find your location […]


Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Technology acts sometimes like a rush of adrenaline for youngsters (not only) and one of the consequences is clearly represented by they way they communicate to each other. Abbreviations, smiley faces and other “emoticon” symbols are the new language that they speak and that has been replacing completely and adequately spelled […]