About anger and social explosives

Again and again we witness violence and outbursts of emotion in our society. Burning refugee homes, shot dead policemen, open hostility, rage against politicians, against refugees, against the wealthy, against the lazy – the list could continue forever and it is the result of an extremely dangerous development. In the last few decades, we have…

Giving up is not an option

In school I was never the brightest. In the seventh grade of high school I enjoyed a lap of honor for the first time. In the ninth grade again, but the repetition has not really helped. My school failure may well have put emphasis on the fact that I didn’t learn once outside of school…

Exploiting Millennials’ potential in e-recruiting

Generation Y, better known as Millennials, were spotted some years ago as the potentially most high-performing cohort in history. A generation characterized by more information, greater technological skills and higher expectations than any of the preceding ones. There is no consensus on whether Generation Y is more civic-oriented rather than narcissist but most sociologists agree…

Talk.48fwrd: Mobility Session

On April 26th we sat down with Tony Douglas, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications for Mobility Services at BMW Group, to discuss the future of mobility. You missed the session in Munich? No problem, you can watch it now on YouTube. During the past decades owning a car got natural. More and more households…

Home does not stop at national borders

We were lucky here in Germany. Most of us – depending on the generation – saw the light of day in peacetime. In times of prosperity, that much of the world’s population will never experience. For most people on this planet is this, what we in this country view as being almost natural, a fairytale…

Imagining a newsroom powered by artificial intelligence

The news and information ecosystem is in the midst of change — again. Mobile-first consumption is on the rise, smart homes are becoming mainstream and connected cars will soon take over the roads of major cities around the world. Smart devices will require “smart content”. It’s only a matter of time before artificial intelligence becomes the backbone…

That crazy thing called life

How exactly is it with this life? Most of us live day by day their daily routine; do jobs that fulfill them sometimes more, sometimes less. We have chronic lack of time, are always under stress and give us two days a week to rest which we call the weekend. What are we actually running…

Technology eats Culture for Breakfast

How do we actually measure whether our society can still keep up with digitalization? I do not mean the equipment with technological hardware or infrastructure, but the mindset; a willingness to change and especially the understanding of why one should do that. In the last 25 years so much has changed that there hardly any…