Work


The lingua franca of our time: English

Roughly a billion people speak English. International diplomacy is conducted in English, stocks are traded in English, almost all scientific journals are written in English and the majority of the internet is in English. When a Russian woman travelling in Brazil wants to know the cost of her bus ticket […]


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 […]


Speaking about Speakers! Meet the Speakers Liasion Team.

The conference is getting closer and every day we are getting more and more excited. Every year, all of the TEDxVienna teams work tog ether to create an exciting and inspiring experience. The part we all look forward to the most? The talks of course! But have you ever wondered […]


New generations, new jobs, new… world?

  There was a time when kids and young adults wanted to become doctors, astronauts and police officers. However, in the 21st century it seems like a new set of dream jobs has replaced the old one. Today’s most admired “professions” are those of: freelancers, social media stars, and entrepreneurs. Being […]


What working with children can teach us about leadership

Working with people can be difficult. Those who have ever found themselves in a leadership position know that people can have different types of work ethic, different habits, different preferences or completely different reality perception. They might not respect deadlines, avoid work or start conflicts for reasons that elude your […]


A world full of opportunities out there

In the last few decades the world has opened up to most of us living and working in western countries. We face a lot of possibilities out there when it comes to lifestyle, relationships and of course, professional careers. This may sound like the freedom we always wished for: Free to […]


Why We Work

Coffee House Readings #9:
Why We Work
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I have been looking for a new job recently. I was about to freak out when “job-search fatigue” kicked in after just a few days (which made me realize that I apparently lack the required job-hunting stamina). But then I remembered that there’s a good side to everything, and I realized […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]


Chancen:reich – integration worth spreading!

It’s a very hot day on Wednesday June 29th. A big crowd has gathered in front of “Halle E+G” at Museumsquartier in Vienna. Most of them are refugees. All of them are here for the same reason: They are hoping to find a job at Austria’s first job fair for […]


Entrepreneurship made in Austria
Whatchado meets TEDxVienna

 IF YOU DON’T BUILD YOUR DREAM SOMEONE WILL HIRE YOU TO HELP BUILD THEIRS. (Tony A. Gaskins Jr.) How does one know when an idea has the actual potential to turn into a success? What does it take from its original concept to the final realization? Find out what happens when two […]