// Daring Digital Strategy. I’m a Creative Strategist working at the intersection of innovation and strategy, based in Berlin, Germany. // Things I have learned in my life (so far): Worrying solves nothing. Complaining is silly. Stefan Sagmeister is always right. //

Things I like: Music, NeoCountry, Travel, Sixties Design, Art & Fashion, Laufen, saving the world. Greatest Mad Men fan ever.

I always wanted to be a HipHop DJ as a kid, but there was only a free spot for a bartender.

// See my portfolio: breakthefuckinggrid.com

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From Storytelling to #storylistening. #newleadership

Via swissmiss

Die heutige digitale Gesellschaft ist keine klassenlose Gesellschaft. Nehmen Sie die Datenfirma Acxiom: Sie unterteilt Menschen in Kategorien. Die letzte Kategorie heißt “waste” – Müll. Acxiom handelt mit den Daten von rund 300 Millionen US-Bürgern, also von beinahe allen. Die Firma weiß inzwischen mehr über die US-Bürger als das FBI, wahrscheinlich sogar mehr als die NSA. Bei Acxiom werden die Menschen in siebzig Kategorien eingeteilt, im Katalog werden sie wie Waren angeboten, und für jeden Bedarf gibt es etwas zu kaufen. Konsumenten mit hohem Marktwert finden sich in der Gruppe “Shooting Stars”. Sie sind zwischen 26 und 45 Jahre alt, dynamisch, stehen zum Joggen früh auf, haben keine Kinder, sind aber vielleicht verheiratet und pflegen einen veganen Lebensstil, reisen gern, schauen die Fernsehserie Seinfeld. So lässt Big Data eine neue, digitale Klassengesellschaft entstehen.



How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!

Haha, cool.

Happy weekend. #99ballons #quietschquietsch #nena

Very cool: Experience the sound of COS and explore the new collection in a short film by Lernert & Sander…


While working as an electrician at Windows on the World, in 2001, Konstantin Petrov documented the banalities of the World Trade Center. Nick Paumgarten writes:

“Inadvertently or not, he left behind a ghostly record, apparently the only one, of this strange twentieth-century aerie, as though he’d been sent here for this purpose alone.”

All photographs by Konstantin Petrov

John Oliver on native advertising. The best!

Ganz guter Überblick: Die Share Economy in Deutschland

Bisschen polemisch, für meinen Geschmack, aber ganz gut als Überblick.

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Uh, oh, and hello to the timelapse videos that will flood yout timelines and feeds in the near future :D. #hyperlapse #instagram

Self-organizing teams: Holacracy and why you should not do it alone

Go wholly Holacratic. Like Zappos, Medium, and Undercurrent, you can adopt a Holacracy for your business unit or organization at large. Holacracy is both a digital tool for allowing teams to self organize (called GlassFrog) as well as a process for self organization. Contrary to most press reports, Holacracy is NOT about doing away with managers or even adopting a flat structure – Holacracies are still hierarchical and still include managers (just renamed to Lead Links). At the heart of a Holacracy is the notion that everyone in the organization’s first duty is to seek tensions and propose solutions, rather than ignore issues and complain. Additionally, Holacracy is a system to get explicit about each person’s domain of authority and the boundaries of that domain (e.g. You can define the hiring budget, but not who we can hire). Pro-tip: Don’t go it alone. Holacracy has a steep learning curve, as we ourselves found out. Work with an organization that has already made the transition, bring on licensed coaches, or work directly with the founders of Holacracy themselves.”

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25 Signs that You’re on The Right Track in Life

You’ve discovered who you are.
You know what you like — and what you don’t
You’ve accepted your flaws.
You’re proud of your strengths and feel okay with your weaknesses.
You’re (mostly) happy
You have less drama with your friends
You understand that failure is part of the process
You might feel poor but you have enough to pay bills, afford the necessities in life, and occasional fun.
You appreciate your family and advice they give you
Your apartment feels like home.
You know how to stand up for yourself
You’re working for, or toward, something you’re passionate about.
You love going to work. It makes you feel fulfilled.
You know what you want and you go for it.
You’re never afraid to ask for what you want and go to where/whom you can get it from.
You never stop learning. You are curious by nature, keep pushing yourself forward, and thrive on challenge.
You know what’s worth fighting for — and what’s not.
You know when to be patient, when to rush.
You have mastered the art of letting go.
You are in control of your attitude.
You’re terrified of the future. But it’s the fact that you dream, and you dream so big that it scares you.
You look forward to tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. You’re simply excited about what life is going to throw at you and what opportunities are available to you.
You love people. You love genuine people.
You’re open-minded and you are interested in learning new things and hearing about something new.
You feel blessed for being alive, being who you are, and having what you have.
You smile while reading this :-)

Whitepaper: Wie Marken den Kontrollverlust beim Direktvertrieb im Web verhindern

Adidas hat nach langem Gezerre mit dem Kartellamt seinen Händlern den Verkauf bei Amazon, eBay und Co wieder erlaubt. Die Markenhersteller tun sich vielfach schwer mit den Marktplätzen.

Kein Wunder, verstricken sich doch viele Marken schon beim grundsätzlichen Blick auf den Direktvertrieb im Web in ein Netz aus Ängsten, Vorurteilen und Widersprüchen. Dieses Netz entwirren Alexander Graf und Nils Seebach von eTribes in einem hochaktuellen Whitepaper, das etailment exklusiv vorab als pdf kostenlos zum Download anbietet.

Dort dröseln die Autoren auch auf, ob, wann und wie Markenhersteller ihren Partnern einen Vertrieb über Marktplätze erlauben sollen und wie sie einen Kontrollverlust vermeiden.  Auf rund 80 Seiten zeigt das Autoren-Duo zudem, wie Marken und Hersteller beim Direktvertrieb Image, Kosten und Prozesse unter Kontrolle behalten.

Download und Text via: http://etailment.de/thema/studien/Whitepaper-Marken-Kontrollverlust-Direktvertrieb-Web-2632

#berlin #kaesespaetzle #heisserhobel #streetfood (hier: Markthalle Neun)

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