YouTube Channel of the Month: Half as Interesting

One of my favorite books of all time is The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. If you haven’t read it and the first book in the series (The Name of the Wind), and you are into fantasy, I highly recommend to read it. But why do I start this article with a reference to…

Tips for facilitators – I

I like to facilitate workshops. I actually very much like to be a facilitator. But what does facilitator mean? The Cambridge Dictionary defines facilitation in the following way: The act of helping other people to deal with a process or reach an agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process, discussion, etc. yourself. However, often you will take on different roles such as the role of a coach or a trainer. I will…

Tea of the Month: October 18′

October’s tea of the month is a green tea again. To be more specific, it is a pure green tea named: South Korea Seogwang Sencha. This one is a rather recent discovery. During my last tea shopping spree, I was not only looking for a nice Matcha, but also a mild and pure green tea….

Poem: Brain vs. Heart

The brain: Give it time, you shouldn’t be with someone new. The Heart: So you’ve told, and why do I still feel blue? B: That is normal, your wounds need time to heal. H: When does it end? I wish I could not feel. B: I think you like it, because it shows you are alive….

Reflection: On being vulnerable

When you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am rather open about my life and my feelings, and emotions. I was not always like that. When I was young, I was the opposite. I was very closed up trying to fight out everything with myself. That didn’t really work out…

Be alert when your employees get angry

This article is based on some of my own experiences, what I read in articles and from what friends told me. What unites most (if not all) of new employees, be it their first job or they just changed to a new employer, is their motivation and engagement. They want to help the company to…

Wim Hof Method: An update II

In the beginning of this year, February to be exact, I started to try out the Wim Hof Method. If you don’t know what it is, I recommend reading my initial article, titled Trying out the Wim Hof Method. I actually managed to take only cold showers until mid of April. Already in the first…

36 Questions to fall in love – XXXVI

I think it is only fair that you get to know me a little bit better to understand how I think and how my brain works in order to put my writings into perspective and to draw your own conclusions. This is why I, once about every ten days, answer one of the questions from…

I don’t need you to be perfect

At the moment, I am reading Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly. A book I bought quite some time ago, but until now didn’t manage to complete. She is a shame researcher and has at least two TED talks. SO, if you are curious who she is, take a look for yourself. Today I read a passage…

Why it can make sense to have a look at future trends no matter your job

The future is uncertain. That fact remains. However, many people try their best to make the future more predictable. When I studied Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, one of my favorite courses was Technology Management & Foresight. Especially the foresight part was very interesting, because we had to apply it to developments in educational technologies and…

Musings on Love – XI

A couple of days ago, I saw the Netflix specials from Daniel Sloss who is a Scottish comedian. If I remember correctly those shows are called “Dark” and “Jigsaw”. But what does this have to do with love? In his second show, he speaks about the meaning of life and that he asked his dad…