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Zu Hören von Judith Brandner

Posted by jjerlich on 24. August 2017

Es freut mich sehr, wieder einmal eine Ankündigung von Judith zum Weiterleiten – vor allem Gratulation! Ich freue mich schon sehr, dich im Newton zu sehen.

 

Judith Brandner

Liebe FreundInnen, Japanfans und/oder am Nuklearen Interessierte!

Im September werden auf Ö1 zwei Radiosendungen ausgestrahlt, die Euer/Ihr Gehör finden sollten. Das sind voraussichtlich meine letzten Sendungen für Ö1, denn ich wechsle im September in die TV – Wissenschaftsabteilung/Sendung Newton.

Viel Spaß bzw. Spannung beim Zuhören!

Judith

 

Radiokolleg/Musikviertelstunde
Am Fudjiyama blüht kein Edelweiß … Das Japanbild in der westlichen Unterhaltungsmusik.
4. bis 7. September 2017, jeweils ab 09 Uhr 45 bzw. ca. 22 Uhr 40

(auf Basis der Recherchen von Prof. Sepp Linhart)

Hörbilder. Das Radiofeature
Bis in alle Ewigkeit. Die Suche nach einem Endlager für Atommüll
16. September 2017, 09:05 Uhr

 

Judith Brandner

Journalistin ö1; Publizistin

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Vienna/Radio

www.judithbrandner.at

ユーデイット ブランドナー

ラジオ ジャーナリスト。作家。

www.judithbrandner.at/welcome-japan

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There is Sugar in everything

Posted by jjerlich on 5. June 2017

We all know that sugar is not good for us. Besides posing a serious health threat, sugar is the #1 obstacle to achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

What most people do not know: there is (hidden) sugar in almost everything we buy. It is very difficult to recognize sugar because of the 45 different names used.

YES, there are 45 different names for sugar.

I am so happy that I am not a sugar junkie anymore. It was really a struggle to change, it almost felt like an addiction of my body.

Thanks to Marco and Sabine from Puricious Health Coaching.  It is not only fun and impactful to work with them. They are on this planet to spread the real facts about sugar so that we regain the choice we think we had.

Paired with the wide spread echo of their Sugar Rehab Programs, repeatedly asked by their clients and friends, they decided to go all out now and created the

SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK

#FreeFromSugar #DitchSugarTogether

Just at the right time: in summer we tend to consume even MORE sugary soft drinks, frappuccinos, fruit juices, and ice creams … you name it.

This is why the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK from 17 – 24 June 2017 is an 8-day FREE Education Program packed with facts about sugar and its effects on our health from various different angles.

What do you get?

  • Delicious sugar-free recipes
  • Inspirational stories from real people
  • Advice from experts
  • Quizzes, free give-aways
  • … and lots of interviews and information

Join this WEEK OF INSPIRATION to reduce our sugar intake with Puricious’ effective step-by-step methods

We all agree that time is our most crucial resource these days. This is why this week is packaged and delivered right to your doorstep, your email inbox every day.

As soon as you sign up you will get the announcements for you to choose to

  • receive all information prepared especially for you and
  • plan your the time slot for a LIVE event in Zurich or Basel (where you can meet Marco and Sabine in person).

SIGN UP NOW to get all we prepared for you in your email inbox and at your fingertips whenever you are ready to start using it.

Excited regards

Jutta

If I had only one more day to live, I would spend it informing everyone about the impact of (hidden) sugar on their health

Sabine

SUGAR FACTS

Jamie Oliver about Sugar

Want to know which country consumes the most sugar per capita?

Dr. Joseph Mercola about sugar addiction

 

LINKS

Join the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK here …

About Marco & Sabine Orbello, Sports Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach, founders of Puricious Health Coaching.

It is their mission to help people learn to listen to the voice of their bodies, how to boost their energy so they can truly enjoy life again. They do that through guiding people step-by-step to a healthier lifestyle.

Follow Puricious on Facebook

 

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Wishing you inspiring conversations

Posted by jjerlich on 28. May 2017

I remember my first trip to Sweden, excited to meet the Scandinavian community of high class educators: IT educators at schools and universities crossing all knowledge levels and ages learning about cutting edge technology for our (increasingly) smart societies.

goodVibes Stockholm

I very much enjoyed the vibrant climate and inspirational conversations with nice, competent and young students as well as their teachers. I would go again any time.

The coming days Kane Minkus is coming your way,

Har du koll på Kane?

This foto shows Kane the way I know him: open, direct, full of humor and respectful and in this combination a very inspiring and motivating individual.

He helps business owner and want-to-be business owners to

  • become clear about what they are best at,
  • become more visible and credible,
  • build their personal brand
  • … ultimately grow their businesses and themselves.

It is great to work with him, not only inspired me but catapulted me to a new point in life. I am happy that you have the chance to personally meet him next week as well.

You will find more details when you check out the registration page for his FREE event below.

Will I meet you in the Community of Holistic Entrepreneurs and Business Owners?

Here are the dates and times – just click on the pic or your city and sign up for the FREE event.

Clicking on the below schedule will also take you to the registration form.

Kane in Scandinavia

All the best

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

More about my experience with #kaneandalessia

 

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What difference can I make?

Posted by jjerlich on 10. May 2017

Use your voiceDear all,

We always think that what one person decides does not really make a whole lot of difference to others in the world.

Since I can think, I have always been taking a different stand motivating others to use their voice and let the world know and felt very frustrated that it was not really inspiring people to do so.

Doing this in a not-so-digital world, before our current times, was not that easy, because the person who stands out and up for what he or she believes in was often alone against the crowd. Swimming against the current.

I am so glad that these times are over.

The voices and weights of all the one persons are now coming together. Like this we can change the world.

Yes, we can.

I just received a letter from Ricken Patel. He is the founder of http://www.Avaaz.org – my deepest respect and honor for your work, Ricken.

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

There are no better words to explain everyone of YOU the weight of YOUR VOICE.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

Dear Avaaz movement,

I have a crazy confession to make. I started Avaaz, and I don’t sign many petitions.

I always think, “yeah, but what difference is my one extra signature going to make?” I feel like I have more important things to do, like making sure our petitions are powerfully delivered.

But wow, am I glad the rest of us don’t think this way. Because while it’s true that the 1,137,540th signature doesn’t by itself change the game, the whole million of them absolutely can. And the whole million is just a million individual people hoping, believing and acting. Doing *their* part, however small, to make a better world. Without people who make that individual choice, our movement would not exist.

So much of life is like this. Any one of us could be the one person to skip the line, or not vote, or lie on our taxes, or turn away from a neighbour in need. But we don’t. Why?

Because it’s who we are. Because it’s the right thing to do. Because we were raised to love and serve. Because we know what a dark world it would be if everyone failed to do their part.

I’ve always been awed by the decency of the people in this movement. You teach me again and again. And in reflecting on this question of why we sign, I come back to my own behaviour. And I pledge to sign more. To be part of that simple act of connection to others, in hope, service, and that precious kind of strength that we can only find together.

Click below to see and join a global, multilingual live chat of our movement about why each of us sign (and message, share, call, lobby, donate, march). These times call for all of us to step up to the needs of our communities and our world – let’s inspire each other to service:

Why we sign

I know many of us are moved by seeing the list of names of others who have signed scroll by on the petition page. I am too. Look for my name there.

With gratitude for this stunningly beautiful movement,

Ricken and the team

PS – Of course, our petitions are just the beginning of our campaigns — and Avaaz runs some of the most effective, strategic, don’t take no for an answer, never say die campaigns in the world! I know many of us only see a campaign at its beginning. See our victories page to see what it looks like at the end.

LINKS

Avaaz Victories Page

JOIN the Avaaz Community

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One of a Kind Expert

Posted by jjerlich on 4. May 2017

It was about a year ago that I first met Kane Minkus in a short introduction event in Basel. As a digital expert I always remember where I got to know about the event – I clicked on a Linkedin ad. Really good that Linkedin knew I was in Basel at that time. 🙂

Jutta Jerlich and Kevin Harrington

Long story short:
Since the first time I spoke to Kane a year ago lots of changes happened. First of all personal development led me to take decisions differently. Most of all the incredible network and people I am now connected and collaborate with.

… No, it is not just about taking fotos with famous people – here I am with Kevin Harrington, the guy from the US Television  Show Shark Tank. I did have the opportunity to speak with Kevin in person and enjoyed meeting him.

I want to express my joy that I know Kane and Alessia who you will get to meet if you join them at the next upcoming “Start At The Top” program.

Yes, they are coming again to Switzerland and Yeah !! Germany & Austria as well. Here are the dates and time – just click on the pic or your city and sign up for the FREE event.

It is so much worth your time and it will change your life.

Dates to join Kane Minkus SATT

A little MORE about Kane

Kane & the Industry Rockstar team have been teaching the worlds brightest business owners how to really make a difference and create a legacy in their industry.

With 30 years old he had launched over 24 different companies, taking 5 of them to multi million dollar and multi international success. Learning a few things from a guy like that is an opportunity you should not let pass by.

At the same time he stayed a person you can talk to – it is so much fun to see him on stage and work with him.

Will I meet you in the Industry Rockstar Community of Holistic Entrepreneurs and Business Owners soon?

All the best

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

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Launchlabs – Einladung zur FUN.Basel Vol V

Posted by jjerlich on 17. February 2017

Launchlabs

Die erste #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ 2017 wird im Launchlabs statt finden – wir freuen uns schon sehr auf die neue Kulisse. Vielen Dank Andreas!

Diesmal steht ein Themenabend in Deutsch auf dem Programm.

Zudem haben wir uns – Isabelle und Jutta – entschlossen, es unseren Sprechern gleich zu tun und die Erfahrung, eine Geschichte in 7 Minuten auf den Punkt zu bringen, zu machen.

Wir haben noch einen Dritten im Bunde – mehr verraten wir auf unserer FB Page und wenn ihr uns auf Twitter folgt. Vielen Dank !

Gleich hier anmelden und Sitzplatz sichern

Wir sehen uns am 23.2.2017 in der

Halle 8, Gundeldingerfeld
Dornacherstrasse 192
CH-4053 Basel

… um 19:00 geht’s los.

 

LINKS

www.launchlabs.ch

www.fuckupnights.com/basel

#fun.basel @fun_basel @jjerlich

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Narendra Modi – The Robin Hood of our times

Posted by jjerlich on 1. January 2017

Crowd Funding the Poor

The Pathways of Robin Hood

I want to start this Year 2017 with sharing a story that I have been following for a couple of weeks.

A news story that did not get the visibility it deserves.
A story that was not told properly.
The best news I ever heard.

On the 8th of November a history changing event happened. No, it is not the result of the US elections I am referring to. It is much more important than that.

It is the announcement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetize 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The banknotes were declared illegal tender at 11 pm that day representing more than 86% of cash in circulation. New 2000 rupee notes have been introduced instead. This initiative is an attempt to fight corruption and tax evasion.

The context

India is a country where many (rich) people keep (a lot of) money outside the tax system, stacked away in cash. A World Bank estimate puts the size of the black economy at 23.2% of India’s total economy in 2007. India is still largely a cash-driven economy and this money plays a key role in many different areas: the real estate market, fueling terrorist activities, financing elections, … . I am sure that creative minds can think of many other areas where black money is handy to have.

When something like this happens (and it can happen from one day to the other), there is a lot at stake. Thinking of the consequences by taking a snapshot from all 360 degree viewpoints will impress you.

You might have heard or read about this seemingly unpopular move of Modi. You might think that this is not relevant for you, because you have nothing to do with India.

But let me share 3 reasons why this is relevant to all of us.

 

1. The value of money

What does money mean to you?

From one day to the other the money in your hand can just become paper. The value we attribute to it is suddenly gone.

The effect of the Modi’s announcement was that stacks of money were found on the streets of India. Everyone could pick up the money and deposit it in his or her bank account.

Yes. You are reading correctly.

Thinking ahead, the first question coming to one’s mind is:
Does everyone have a bank account in India?

Yes, with the Jan Dhan Yojana Scheme, which Modi started in August 2014, he made sure that every Indian family got enrolled in a bank and opened a zero balance account. He wanted to make certain that every Indian family could deposit money into a bank account.

Just to say that again:

Lots of Money was found in the streets of India that people could pick up and deposit in their bank accounts.

This news touched my heart – Robin Hood at work.

The biggest crowd funding I ever heard of, no platform needed.

I wanted to know more about it and started to read all the news I could get. Surprisingly there was not a lot of noise about it. I asked myself why. I asked family and friends in India and here is what I learned:

The value of the money is not lost. The obsolete notes just need to be deposited into a bank account within the deadline (30 of Dec 2016). No problem for everyone paying taxes. Go to the bank and deposit your money.

 

2. Changing our economic systems

Have you ever personally felt that our economic system favors certain groups of people?

This question is becoming a topic in an increasing number of discussions, fueled by the growing transparency as a consequence of digitalization – spoken in specific terms: the horizontal and vertical integration is breaking down silo mentality.

This excites me and make me feel like a fish in water – seeing the chance to change our systems in a way that our societies can favor sustainable, fair and mutually beneficial solutions.

Luckily I am not the only one who thinks that “Our economic system favors the wealthy and powerful.” and many people ask themselves “Why do powerful leaders not do more good”

Modi managed to implement a very simple yet impressively effective measure which had a huge impact and benefited the majority of people in his country. I salute him.

He is driven to ensure the long-term welfare of the people of India. Having only this goal in mind (rather than his own personal benefit), he laid the foundation for removing injustice in the distribution of wealth.

It is not a political trick and not a change in the economic or financial system. It is “just” the replacement of two banknotes with new ones.

His example is the proof to me that it is possible to find ways within a current system to benefit the majority of people again.

His example is the proof to me that one person can make a huge difference in the world.

 

3. Complexity

Did you think about the consequences of Modi’s initiative in your own terms?

If so, you certainly understood very quickly that the complexity of effects and consequences of this one step are huge. I spent hours and hours reading articles, watching speeches and interviewing people. It is certainly possible that I misinterpreted or misunderstood. This is simply my impression of the effects and consequences this measure has already had and will continue to have in the future.

On the 9th of November those people with black money were facing following options:

  1. Exchange it for the new notes through buying something.
  2. Come clean and use one of the Black Money Window Schemes opened by the Indian Income Tax Department.
  3. Accept that the cash is merely a piece of paper and get rid of it.

I heard that many people chose option 1 and 3. It led to small business owners like the tea-stand fellow on the corner or the fruit farmer coming every morning receiving huge tips. Or stacks of money floating in the river Ganga. There were also other escape routes tried, such as:

  • Sending money to relatives working abroad to exchange the money,
  • Buying railway and airline tickets, cancel them, and ask for a refund.

Modi’s government instantly observed all channels of financial movements in a very smart way allowing them to introduce road blocks very quickly for anyone trying to get around the rules. These observations included statistics about all financial activities to identify > from whom > how much > from where and > to what destination the money started to flow.

Lets take a look at the positive effects for the economy. I would really like to know if they were actually foreseen beforehand: It might impact the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of India negatively in the short term, yet, with positive long term consequences. It will help to bring down inflation. Not to mention about upcoming elections (black money being no more available).

Where was the media?

International media reports focused only on the Indian public standing in queues in front of the banks. They did not report on Modi’s initiative in full. I would have expected more media attention, with a more detailed analyses on effects and consequences of his initiative.

But looking at the facts it seems as if Modi intentionally chose this date (same day as US elections).  Even now, 2 days post deadline, I still do not find many articles about it. I guess, the complexity of this topic probably led news journalists to step back, and not take up the subject.

Following the conversations and voices on social media, many people shared their various opinions, discussed issues, and conducted polls within their networks…, getting involved on Twitter, Quora, Facebook and alike. Even well known people, such as the author Chetan Bhagat took part in it.

Yet, lacking the appropriate attention of international journalism brings the risk that an important topic such as this, is not seen in the right light.

 

Conclusion

We have to get used to the fact that more such complex topics will pop up in the future and that we shall have to form our own opinion or get swept away by social media waves. I believe that it will become increasingly difficult – even impossible – to identify the real facts.

Initiatives, companies and organizations which want to play an active role in our fast changing times need to become visible, open and transparent on a global digital stage. They have to ensure that their topic is seen in the right light.

Everything has a local and global aspect. In the end it is about people and their realities affecting them in their own countries (which is difficult to understand for outsiders). And the realities being relevant to all of us on this globe.

 

My contacts in India say that everyone they know are very happy about this initiative, everything is good, the new notes are in circulation.

2017 started without any problems.

Happy New Year 2017

Jutta

 

It is my mission to inspire and connect people to use their potential as problem solvers, entrepreneurs and leaders for a sustainable society with a place for everyone.

#demonetization @narendramodi

 

LINKS

Won’t stop, even if burnt alive: PM Narendra Modi on fight against black money

What are the positive effects of demonetization?

7 Reasons why demonetization is a masterstroke by Modi

Arvind Panagariya sees minimal impact of note ban on growth

Challenge for eCommerce

Why do powerful leaders not do more good?

Our monetary system favors rich and hurts poor

 

 

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FUN.Basel Vol IV

Posted by jjerlich on 13. November 2016

The last #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ of this year was the second one in Fluxdock, the first one with 2 female speakers and the first one we were not able to leave our host location before 11:30. It really is a special Night and I enjoy the great different kind of networking – our special crowd is growing and brings very special unique human beings into our community.

Looking forward to continuing 2017 – stay tuned for the dates to come and meet us.

Thanks to our speakers at @FUN_Basel Vol IV

… for sharing their stories:

Mahima Klinge
Top Self Mastery Mentor

Creator of the Mahima Mindset – Founder of Love Silence.

www.themahimamindset.com
www.lovesilence.com

Listen to all the voices in your head

It is very easy to get buried by million tasks everyday, make sure that you still have a life and time for yourself.

 

Stefan Logar
Switzerland’s #1 expert to optimize and integrate solutions to increase workflow and success.

Co-founder of “The Abundance Principles”

www.tapabundance.com

Do read contract details

A quite exhaustive recommendation in our digital time – choose your ventures wisely

 

Karen Cheng
– BChD MFDS RCSEng MBA

Lived and worked in 7 countries

For trailing spouses

Be aware of not loosing yourself on the journey.

 

 

We are looking forward to your stories, invitations to new host locations –
Be part of the change or be the change!

See you 2017

 

LINKS

FUN Basel Vol IV Speakers

Read more about @FUN_Basel evenings

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Simple solutions

Posted by jjerlich on 2. November 2016

wp_20160720_009When you find yourself in a difficult situation or facing a complex problem, others always find it simple and easy to solve. You get suggestions on how to solve the problem right away.

Do you know that feeling? I do.

Sometimes we even know the solution when we actually had time to think about it. It is not so easy though to apply your inner wisdom. It needs time and space to stay in touch with your inner voice and take decisions accordingly. A third person to sort out the conversations between you and yourself makes a huge difference.

I recently met Martin & Stefan who have the gift to help people doing just that: Sorting out what they already know, face the unknowns and manifest your inner powers through decisions and actions. Sounds too fluffy?

  • Martin is a master in guiding people to allow themselves to surface the knowledge you already have to create the life you want.
  • Stefan is the left side of the brain and a capacity in putting processes in place to grow your business, ideas and skills.

I convinced them to share their methods and exercises beyond their normal 1:1 setting. They are holding a very first 1-Day workshop in Basel on 12.11.2016.

They gave me the gift of 15 special workshop tickets to forward to my personal network which I am happy to offer you – just contact me.

If the date does not fit into your schedule or you are not in Basel but you still would like to know more about their activities, please leave them your email on their website and you will receive updates on their upcoming programs in different cities and online.

Happy to see you next Saturday or connect with you online.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.tapabundance.com

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Creativity Engineering: Ambitious Start

Posted by jjerlich on 27. October 2016

Actually a very Ambitious Start

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This photo is dedicated to Group 14 which is investigating Life on Mars – Let us know if you want to join this experiment!

 

Happy to welcome all participants who pitched their ideas and founded 27 teams around creative projects and ideas they were carrying in their hearts and minds.

The team casting was a marathon!

I especially want to thank the teams that have a higher number than 15. You have real stamina and stayed until the end. THANK YOU!

Welcome back to G22 Rent-an-App – happy to see that you can take the time now to work on this great concept.

yupG01 Communication Net
G02 Viso
G03 Chair Gadget
G04 No Name
G05 Misquito Laser
G06 Fridge Controller
G07 Cook Together App
G08 Autonomous Car-Sharing
G09 Hearing Aid
G10 DroneZone
G11 UmSha
G12 Technical Circus
G13 Future Shopping
G14 Life on Mars
G15 Foldable Balkony
G16 Power Highway
G17 Future House
G18 Labtastic
G19 Smart Parking
G20 FreeSpace
students_klG21 Life Detector
G22 Rent-an-App
G23 Section Control
G24 RoboGuide
G25 LockLight
G26 Food Preservation
G27 Car-Sharing App

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Special THANKS to my mother for being my strong pillar in registering all teams correctly

 

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

www.techimpuls.net

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It is my time

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. September 2016

Female Entrepreneurship is on the rise, companies with women leaders do better and startups created by women are more successful.

When will there be a better time?

I decided to make 2016 my year
√ I took time out to get my creativity back
√ stopped working on the weekends,
√ searched for mentors to help me grow my impact and independence in doing so

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I met Martin & Stefan in a workshop that was as much fun as serious …  committing to our own goals 🙂

Working with them helped me to untangle the complexity in my thoughts and start doing rather than thinking. Proven tools and personal support for keeping yourself on track are doing the trick.

Thrilled to hear that they are now opening up:
they designed a free experiential seminar “Boost Your Business: Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Potential”
in Basel upcoming on 14th of October.

Make it your time now

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Leverage your impact

Hebel

See you there …

 

LINKS

Tthe Abundance Principles

You are a women? You still need more facts WHY it is YOUR TIME ?!

Experts predict that by 2018, female-owned businesses will create over half of the new small business jobs and overall, one-third of the nation’s total new jobs.

Why the force will be with women entrepreneurs

Martin: Speaker at FUN.Basel Vol I

 

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Would you ever …

Posted by jjerlich on 14. July 2016

Guest Author: Liz McCreary

… stand in front of an audience and speak about your biggest professional blunders for seven minutes?

Me neither! Lucky for us, fearless professionals Marne Platt, Alexander Ramseier, and Martin Daubney agreed to confide in us the unique challenges they faced on their journeys to success, much to our enjoyment at Basel’s second FuckUp Night event that took place on July 7th 2016.

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Whereas a quick glance at anyone’s LinkedIn account will show a succession of shining feats and accomplishments, the beauty of FuckUp Nights lies in the frank discussion of mishaps and blunders that, until now, were taboo to openly discuss for fear of discrediting one’s professional talents and skills.

Thanks to the courage of individuals such as our guests speakers, FUN.Basel allows us the opportunity to erase the taboo of admitting imperfections and to simultaneously share how missteps are valuable learning experiences that contribute to one’s success.

I had the pleasure of chatting with the first speaker, New York native MARNE PLATT, before the event began, and I listened in awe as she casually mentioned her sudden career change from the veterinary field to the business sector, the myriad countries she has worked in, and the fact that she is currently promoting her book. While our light-hearted chat broached several topics, her speech centered on two conflicting yet fundamental internal voices that guided her during her corporate career: the “Superwoman” and the “Nemesis”. She shared with us the consequences of only listening to one of those voices and the importance of balancing the attention we give each one.

In vein with the night’s themes of encouragement and guidance, she has written and published her book Living Singlish: Your Life, Your Way in which she “walks young women through the process of self-discovery and empowerment she went through on her own journey”. She is also the founder of Fundamental Capabilities, an organization that offers workshops and mentoring, using the phrase “Straight Talk for Women” as its header.

If you met ALEXANDER RAMSEIER at a party and asked him about his professional background, you’d be equally impressed. His LinkedIn profile boasts his English, Portuguese, German and French skills, complementing a varied professional background in Accounting, IT and Sales. However, during Alexander’s speech at FUN.Basel, we were privy to the struggles and setbacks he experienced “behind the scenes” so to speak, and how those challenges were in fact valuable learning experiences that only made him stronger.

Above all, he emphasized how those missteps were necessary to his current success: “nothing was ever really a failure; it was trial and error.” His advice to us was to not fear failure as failure is inevitable, even after success, but rather to “fail fast, fail often, learn quickly.” Martin set out to start his own business and is now the CEO and founder of Futurebuilt since 2014, whose goals include “advising clients on strategic business development, alliance management, service practice and process optimization”.

Upon reading the book Strength Finder, our third speaker MARTIN DAUBNEY discovered communication was his strength, and so he set upon turning communications into a career in the corporate world. Despite the stability of a managerial position at a billion-dollar corporation, Martin sensed he wasn’t happy with the direction his professional life was going, and he set upon forging a new path using his communications strengths and experience to start his own company and become partner at another.

The path, however, wasn’t without its own challenges and surprises, but Martin not once considered going back in the face of adversity. Now, he is co-founder of Inspire Coaching GmbH, a coaching company that also offers workshops as well as NLP training, and is senior partner at CommsQuest, an organization that provides diverse services such as strategy development and narrative creation, among others. When an attendee asked him what helped him through the tough times, he answered that he simply took a deep breath and told himself, “It will be okay”.

Take-aways from last Thursday’s Fuck Up Night in Basel:

  • Listen to your inner motivator as well as your inner critique
  • Fail fast, fail often, learn quickly
  • Focus, focus, focus

In a world where putting your best face forward is king, there’s nothing like the rare transparency of successful professionals openly sharing the less glamourous side of success.

PWG-Basel would like to thank the speakers for sharing their stories and their time with us, and most importantly for having the courage to be vulnerable.

We salute you!

LINKS

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Faule Bewegungen

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. February 2016

Gibt es so etwas wie faule Bewegungen überhaupt?

Jeder kennt Stress in seinen unterschiedlichsten Erscheinungsformen. Eine Googlesuche nach dem Wort Stress ergibt ungefähr 543.000.000 Resultate in 0,45 Sekunden. Erschlagen! Im Wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.

Mein Ziel, meine Fähigkeit, mit Stress umzugehen, zu verbessern, bewog mich zum Besuch der ShenDao Praxis von Nicole Mühlemann in Riehen, Basel. Sie wurde mir von einem sehr guten Freund und Kollegen aus der IT Welt empfohlen. Dafür möchte ich mich hier an dieser Stelle auch gleich gebührend bei Max bedanken.

Ich glaube an die Fähigkeit des Körpers, Krankheiten und Beschwerden zu bekämpfen. Es ist immer wieder ein Gewinn, sich mit anderen Menschen zu unterhalten, die diese Selbstheilkraft sehen und noch mehr, einem helfen können, diese Kraft durch Ernährung und Lebensstil zu stärken.

Von Nicole habe ich den Begriff “Faule Bewegungen” zum ersten Mal gehört. Es geht um kleine, feine und langsame, bewußte Bewegungen eines ganz bestimmten Körperteiles oder sogar nur bestimmte Muskeln. An der Einbindung in meinem Alltag arbeite ich noch 🙂

Holen Sie sich Ihre Bewegungsanleitungen!

LINKS

www.praxisshendao.ch

work stress by zenhabits

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„In bester Gesellschaft“

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. August 2015

Das wunderbare Projekt der Allgäupflege, bei dem Senioren in Filmstars verwandelt werden

"Oh, Herr Hessel! Sie sehen aber schick aus!", schwärmt eine junge Schwester. 
"I don't know", sagt er in Magnum-Manier und mustert sein neues Ich noch einmal schmunzelnd im Spiegel.

Für Innovationen und unkonventionelle Ideen aufgeschlossen zu sein, ist Teil der Strategie und Ziel jeder Organisation. Dieses Ziel aber auch wirklich umsetzen zu können, ist äußerst selten.

Umso mehr freut es mich, Ihnen genauso ein Beispiel – das Kalenderprojekt der AllgäuPflege vorstellen zu können:

„In bester Gesellschaft“ ist ein Kalenderprojekt der Allgäu Pflege Oberallgäu; es lichtet die Bewohner der Seniorenheime in Hollywood-Atmosphäre ab. 15 Männer und Frauen zwischen 71 und 91 Jahren haben dabei mitgemacht. Die Senioren sind überrascht und können es selbst gar nicht glauben, als sie die ersten Fotos in Händen hielten. Und schon gar nicht deren Familien.

atvIch kann gar nicht aufhören, die Presseartikel und Fernsehberichte der einzelnen Lebensgeschichten der Stars zu lesen.

Das Leben eines jeden Menschen ist einzigartig, jede Geschichte besonders.

Das besondere an diesem Projekt, dass es in erster Linie um die Menschen geht: die Ideenbringer, die Zauberer der Umsetzung, die Stars mit Ihren Wünschen und Lebensgeschichten.

Es geht um das Zuhören, das Miteinander, die Beziehungen, das Mitfühlen und das gemeinsame Nachdenken über Lebensqualität in jedem Alter.

Seit Jan 2015 liefen die Vorbereitungen: Drehorte, Kostüme und Requisiten, alles musste organisiert werden. Im September soll der Kalender 2016 “In bester Gesellschaft” zu kaufen sein.

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Die Verwandlung in eine Marilyn Monroe mit 87 Jahren ist zauberhaft !!! Großartig !!!

Initiatorin: Verena Fedtke, AllgäuPflege gGmbH

Zauberer der Umsetzung: Fotographin Susanne Mölle und Maskenbildner Toni Leypoldt

LINKS

Kalender 2016 “In bester Gesellschaft” kaufen

Medienecho www.allgaeupflege.de

www.allgaeupflege.de

www.tonileypoldt.de

Villa Gloss auf Facebook

www.susannemoelle.de

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Es entsteht …

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. July 2015

Der Toni –  er ist ein Verwandlungskünstler. Nein, eigentlich ist er das nicht.

Toni kann einfach sehen und meisterhaft rausholen, was in uns steckt – wie ein Bildhauer, der aus einem Block Natur eine Skulptur befreit.

“Frau Müller, 86 Jahre, ist die nächste Bewohnerin aus einem Altenheim die heute in einen Filmstar verwandelt wird.
Und wir konnten es beide kaum erwarten zum Set zu kommen als ich fertig war. Auf jeden Fall hab ich gleich mal zwei Schnappschüsse gemacht!! Also – Vorhang auf für den nächsten Star im Kalender – Audrey Hepburn!”

frauM frauM Audrey

Toni Leypoldt

Auf der Suche nach dem Klitzern in den Augen
​”Wenn sie sich strahlend im Spiegel ansehen, ist das das Größte”

Es entsteht …

… das wunderbare Projekt der Allgäupflege, in dem Senioren in Filmstars verwandelt werden.

Wirklich berührend!

LINKS

www.tonileypoldt.de

Villa Gloss auf Facebook

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Olivenernte 2014

Posted by traudljerlich on 24. November 2014

Gedanken von Karin Todeschini

reife Oliven am BaumSanft strahlt die Sonne heute (17. November) vom Himmel. Nicht aggressiv wie im Sommer, sondern mit der milden, schmeichelnden Wärme, die man so schätzt in dieser Jahreszeit. Mein Körper beginnt sich langsam einzurenken. Die Schultern sind wieder beweglicher, der Nacken lässt schon eine zaghafte Drehung des Kopfes zu, die Finger schmerzen nur mehr so wie sonst üblicherweise auch; der Normalzustand ist fast wieder erreicht.

Der Regen der letzten Woche ist nur mehr in der Erzählung wirklich, das Bächlein, das mir in den Ärmel rinnt während ich so sanft wie möglich die Oliven vom Baum streiche, ist versiegt. Da war am ersten Tag, wie immer, das Gefühl der Ohnmacht angesichts der Anzahl an Bäumen, so viele sind es, wie sollen wir diesen Olivendschungel bewältigen?

Aber dieses Jahr ist alles anders. Ein Teppich verfaulter Oliven bedeckt den Boden, manche Bäume haben nicht eine einzige Olive an den Ästen. Die Blüte war so reichlich – was ist nur geschehen? Wir breiten also die Netze aus, –„pull, pull” lautet der Befehl und so zerren wir an den beiden Enden, legen die Netze ordnungsgemäß an den Baum, „nageln” sie zusammen, packen die Leitern – ganz groß für den Padrone, etwas niedriger für den Gesellen (Kurt in diesem Fall) und ziemlich klein für mich, die ich die weibliche Hauptrolle (diesmal in Abwesenheit anderer Frauen) im Olivendrama spiele. Es regnet. Auf die Leiter, fertig, los … Die Plastikkämme kämmen, die Hände streifendie Oliven von den Ästen, besonders hartnäckige Oliven werden mit dem Stock zu Fall gebracht. Die ganz Schlauen unter ihnen verharren still hinter einem Blatt versteckt. Entdeckt man sie doch und greift zum Stock, wehren sie sich erst und fliegen dann meist in hohem Bogen vom Baum, über das Netz hinaus, in die Freiheit! Und wenn sie trotz alledem unentdeckt bleiben, so findet sie das prüfende Auge des Padrone bei der abschließenden Kontrolle und sie werden zu den anderen in das Netz verbannt.

Oliven zum EinsammelnAb und zu erklingt zaghaft die zarte Olivenmelodie, wenn die geernteten Früchte auf ihrem Weg zum Boden die Leiter streifen… Ein Scherz hie und da, ein Ruf von Baum zu Baum, jeder arbeitet still vor sich hin, wir bedienen die romantische Vorstellung von den fröhlich singenden Erntehelfern nicht. Die Regentropfen, das Blätterrauschen machen taub und hemmen den Enthusiasmus. Die Kirchturmuhr schlägt jede halbe Stunde unerbittlich – schlägt einerseits Hoffnung auf die mittägliche Pause, erinnert andererseits daran, wie wenig Früchte am Boden liegen… schnell, schnell, die Zeit drängt, der Regen wird stärker. Ich klettere in die Krone des Baumes; vor nicht allzu vielen Jahren gelang  mir das noch ohne Zuhilfenahme der Leiter, in diesem Jahr bin ich schon wesentlich demütiger, die Kräfte lassen nach. Ich fühle mich frei da oben, genieße den Ausblick trotz der Nässe, bin mir aber der Gefahr bewusst, die von den schlüpfrigen Ästen ausgeht. Die Vernunft sollte eigentlich siegen, aber hier oben ist alles leicht, sanft wiege ich mich in den Ästen! Nun ist es an der Zeit, die Oliven einzusammeln. Ein kleines Bächlein an Früchten rinnt in die Mitte des Netzes, wo sonst ein rauschender Bach  an bunten Oliven zu einem großen See zusammen läuft. Diesmal rauscht nur der Regen.

Die Prozedur des Netzeauflegens wird wiederholt, wieder wird genagelt und die Ernte beginnt von vorne. Dann ist es schon Mittag, dann früher Nachmittag, wir wollen die Stunden des Tageslichts nützen und arbeiten weiter bis wir die Oliven nicht mehr von den Blättern unterscheiden können. Schluss.

Eine warme Dusche, Claudio macht ein fulminantes Feuer im Kamin, wir sind stolz auf das Tagesergebnis, wenn es im Vergleich zu den Jahren der Vergangenheit auch recht mager ist. Aber morgen ist wieder ein Tag, es wird wieder regnen … Ein Glas Rotwein tröstet schon heute. Und dann gute Nacht. Morgen … same time, same station, um ein Viertel nach sieben treffen wir einander wieder zum Frühstück, immer wieder – bis Kurt am Samstag abreist und nur noch Claudio und ich zwei weitere Tage gegen die Elemente ankämpfen … Donner und Blitz, sintflutartige Regengüsse und der Mut der Verzweiflung sind unsere Begleiter.

Acht Tage Ernte schließen wir am Montag bei strömendem Regen ab. Wir haben weniger als die Hälfte eines „normalen” Jahres geerntet, gearbeitet haben wir um kein bisschen weniger! Freuen wir uns auf nächstes Jahr?

 

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Why do powerful leaders not do more good?

Posted by juttajerlich on 3. October 2014

Check out this very interesting report from the University of Lausanne:

moreGoodThe most interesting finding for me is

“Honesty does not shield a person from mis-using power.”

Thanks to Dan Ariely’s Blog

SOME STUDIES ON POWER AND CORRUPTION

John Antonakis, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and his colleagues just came out with a new paper on power and corruption (and Testosterone).

Important and fascinating — and for sure worth the 14 min of this video

 

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Wings for Life – Uplifting Experience

Posted by juttajerlich on 6. May 2014

flying#netacad
#worldrun

The Wings for Life World Run is the first time ever that a global race took place in 33 countries and 34 locations at the same time. For me it was the proof that we can all do something together at the same time. It was the proof that the technology we have at our fingertips can actually bring us together and unite our minds and spirits for one cause.

This is just wonderful and a very powerful realization.

How did the idea for participating in this event get started?

Having worked with teachers and students for many years, I started to hear from teachers over and over that students do not read their study materials any more, everything is too long or too much. There is no motivation to learn. There is too much information out there and it is hard to choose. In contrast, in a conversation with a friend, he was telling me about the motivation – no actually much more than that – the dedication of Iron Man competitors or Marathon runners. I started to think about how I could find a way to put such kind of passion into learning. I went on a quest to discuss this with students and they told me that it would be great for them to see real life implementations of networking technology they can study and learn from.

Then the Wings for Life World Run project was presented to me and it made “klick”.

In technical terminology the technology that made this event possible is called nowadays called Internet-of-Everything Technology and Networking Technology is at its heart. I am supporting and promoting the Networking Technology Education Program for the IT Solutions provider Cisco Systems, the Cisco Networking Academy. This Education Program is in 165 countries and with its 1.000.000 students worldwide it is called the largest classroom of the world.

Such an event happening was the invitation from life, the unique opportunity to connect people with passion to learners by allowing them to take a look behind the scenes to understand the technological solution and see in front of their own eyes what it takes in terms of team work and leadership to implement a global race. To have this opportunity alone is great but there was another challenge I added. We shared the information and knowledge gained with the larger international network of learners in the Networking Academy program in many countries.

Here are my reflections about how it all went:

Did the experience prove true to your expectations?

The answer is a definite YES.

It is actually more than a Yes, because it exceeded my expectations. Being able to meet the people who had the idea of a World Run and the huge team who made it reality is more than I could imagine. Each single person is fully committed to making the event a success with his or her heart and mind. This energy will touch you. It will inspire you.

Every group member took his own time to feel the energy in its full power.
“Wow, this is exactly what I would love to do as a job …”
“… you started your company with 25?
“I need to plan for this next time … .”
“ … thanks … it is great to be here.”

It is so exceptionally motivating to see a world that is doing the run together as ONE. Being part of this effort by making it a learning experience adds another level that should help to unite the youth in making the world theirs.

Did the students really learn what you expected them to learn?

Our group with Felix, Maximilian, Ivica, Nathan and Kevin was just great. The group was diverse – they were all from different backgrounds, with different interests and skills, at different stages in their life – and at the same time they were all ambitious, open to each other’s views and ideas which helped immensely to quickly find a way to work as a team. It was amazing to feel how sad we all were when our time together was over, including me. They all learned to communicate and share their knowledge in a team and for a larger network. A skill that is so important for any job in life, but rarely ever taught in school or university.

What was the most important for me: I could see the spark in their eyes when they fully understood the essence of my message. How do you know when that happens? Usually a person is rather quiet at that moment and you can literally see this moment of understanding, this insight in their eyes and facial expressions.

What was not so good or needs further improvement?

My real world learning activity was not that easy to explain. It is a complex collaboration on more than one level between five stakeholders who could not have done this alone. It is only possible to be successful if all partners bring their part to the table. Multi stakeholder partnerships are hard to explain and require not only the right attitude but also the ability to recognize an opportunity at the right point in time and in the fitting context.

It is just hard to explain to someone. It is hard to put in a few words. We live in a time of information overflow and people do not (have the time to) read any more. Marketing and Communication have to be short, precise and if possible, less than 140 characters, to be used in twitter messages to catch the interest of readers. Well, this is extraordinarily difficult when trying to explain a project that requires a multi stakeholder partnership to realize.

It seems that people are not able any more to identify opportunities and projects that are worth their time and effort. Continuing this work I will have to find better ways to explain the opportunities or find different words or images to make people understand their significance.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
I want to thank each and everyone who did take the time to read the materials and to speak to me. Each single person who involved him or her in this project did so because of a personal relationship with me or another person I personally know or work with.

Thanks for trusting in me and my initiative.
I will build on this foundation we created for future collaboration and the next Wings for Life World Run on the 3rd of May 2015.

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I am not a leader

Posted by juttajerlich on 2. April 2014

CONVERSATIONS

Email Conversation from the Creativity Engineering Course at the Vienna University of Technology during the idea and team finding phase

Emma Dear Jutta,
I have an idea. I actually have two ideas.
After I broke my knee and my doctor said, it will be a long time to heal… I imagined that there is a possibility, that it can never happen. At that moment I realized, that I wanted to do many things, but just postponed them like running a marathon, jumps with turns (I am an ice skater), etc… . I started thinking about “our” goals, which are mostly unrealized.I would like to design a concept of a social network.The main idea of the network would be a list of goals … (student continues to describe the idea in much detail) …. BUT there are two problems:1) I am not a leader, I am not able to get people interested.
I can speak perfectly 3 languages, but English is not my strong side.

2) I don’t have time for the implementation.
I saw a nice sentence once. I cannot find it now. I don’t know from whom it was. … The sentence was: “We think we will do everything in the future that may not come to pass. We have to do things as long as we have opportunities”.

Thank you for your attention,

Emma

Jutta
Dear Emma,
thanks for sharing your ideas.
I have to tell you that there is research that says the real leaders are people who say that they are not leaders :-)I think you should share your idea and see if others want to join in.
A semester is much to short for implementing something like this but it is long enough to start thinking about it and maybe shape it into something that will become implementable later.

Last semester I was lucky to have met such a group. They are now in the process of writing a business plan and starting as a company to implement their idea.

Things become possible – there just needs to be a start at some point.
The best point for starting is always now. As you have said it so clearly yourself.

I do know how hard this is. Especially when there are always so many other things that have to be accomplished and done at the same time.

See you tomorrow,

best regards

Jutta

Emma Dear Jutta,
Thank You very much!I will share my idea right now! 🙂

Best regards,
Emma

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Honig aus dem Jahr 1985

Posted by juttajerlich on 31. December 2012

Mein Großvater war begeisterter Imker. Als Kinder spielten Bienen also immer schon eine Rolle in unserem Leben. Tief in meiner Erinnerung steckt ein Erlebnis, das dazu führte, dass ich einige Tage nichts sehen konnte. Wie es dazu kam: Schon als kleines Mädchen war ich neugierig und interessiert an allem, was Tiere angeht. Auch an so kleinen Tieren, wie den Bienen. Darum wollte ich den Opa zum Besuch der am Waldrand aufgestellten Bienenstöcke begleiten. Dort wurde ich von Bienen genau zwischen den Augen gestochen und die Augenlider sind im Nu zugeschwollen gewesen. Das Abschwellen hat einige Zeit in Anspruch genommen.

Trotzdem hat dies nicht dazu geführt, dass ich diese negative Erfahrung irgendwie mit dem Honig verbunden habe. Damals wie heute noch esse ich gern Honig. Mein Opa ist im Februar 1986 gestorben, die Bienen und seine Imkerei wurden noch einige Zeit von meinem Onkel weiterbetreut. Am liebsten aßen wir alle den dunklen Waldhonig auf einem Butterbrot. Heute findet man so dunklen Waldhonig fast nicht mehr.

Mein Opa hatte Honig aus dem Jahr 1985 und vielleicht auch schon aus den Jahren davor in großen Milchkannen aufbewahrt. Natürlich ist der Honig im Laufe der Jahre auskristallisiert und hart geworden. Jetzt konnten wir den Honig mit Hilfe der Imkerin Mag. Beate Thonhauser aus Mürzzuschlag ganz langsam über mehr als eine Woche hinweg “auftauen”. Heute geniessen wir einen ganz speziellen Honig aus dem Jahr 1985 oder sogar davor. Eine ganz besondere Sache …

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