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FUN.Basel Vol VII – celebrating …

Posted by jjerlich on 25. June 2017

 … the 1st Anniversary with our community

The heat was on. For the occasion and the temperature. Despite the hot weather we were about 50 people, previous speakers, regulars and new comers, gathered at Launchlabs. We had the honor of having the CEO and owner of Launchlabs among us this time and could personally say how grateful we are for being hosted in such a wonderful location..

Cool that you all came, thank you very much for making it to be with us, especially on that day.

Chapeau to our speakers, thank you for sharing your stories:

Andreas Erbe

Andreas Erbe
Andreas is an innovation consultant and coach specializing in work environments. He enjoys working on agile, space-related projects and so decided four years ago to found launchlabs in Basel to pursue his passion for creating spaces for innovation. His lesson:

Do not trust the four Fs !

He shared with us some of the situations where you are not sure what you were not able to foresee this. The feeling I got was that it is still worth the challenges and pains you have to overcome as an entrepreneur. He calls his “launchlabs – the place where shit happens. Oh, yes, and innovation”.

Launchlabs Basel


Sabine van T HartSabine Van T Hart

Born in the Netherlands, growing up in Australia, finding the love of her life in Italy, now living in Switzerland, She shared her ‘Cookie monster’ story the first time in public. Her friends are still amazed how she made it from her marketing career to start her health coaching business ‘Puricious’.

Do not take your health for granted !

Sabine was our speaker during the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK, a campaign she and her husband Marco were running to share facts about the effect on sugar in our bodies.

This is an extremely hot topic these days and FUN.Basel was happy to be support it with our community.

www.puricious.com

 


Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco
Sustainability is important to him and a word he uses often –  he is really passionate about investments that make an impact for our societies. He co-founded and worked at Mission Markets in New York, a pioneering fintech startup focused on capital raising for impact companies and funds.

Be aware that you are jumping without a parachute.

He said he fucked up so many times that it will be difficult to decide which story to share. It is also quite hard to give you a glimpse into the story he shared. What happens in Launchlabs, … is definitely worth joining.

www.mspartners.org

A question from our Q&A sessions, we are interested to share with you:

Do you only learn from mistake you did yourself or can you also learn from mistakes others made? 

Let us know in an email or the comments below.

We are looking forward to see you on September 6, 2017

The Organisers

Jutta Jerlich & Isabelle Valibus
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN BASEL Vol VII Speakers 22.06.2017

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

 

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Kick off – Sugar Awareness Week

Posted by jjerlich on 17. June 2017

Day 1 of the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK

… just digging into the today’s content, after dinner this is the right time to do this, since I am not at all hungry any more :-).

Where?

For easy access the program was put together by Sabine and Marco on Thinkific, a great and easy platform to access.

QUESTIONS of today

  • Why is sugar an issue?
  • Why is it so important to reduce your sugar intake?
  • How much sugar is too much?
  • How much sugar does your country consume on average daily?

 

Sugar Awareness Week Day 1

 

Here are the topics of the next days

Sugar Awareness Week Program

JOIN US any time during the next days and get all the infos you need to make better decisions for your health.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

JOIN the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK here …

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Mu(r)seums Tag

Posted by traudljerlich on 19. July 2016

Was alles dahinter steckt: Die Vorbereitungen und Arbeiten zur Erstellung des Theaterstücks “Wasser”

Wie schon 2015 nahm Elisabeth Feiner auch heuer wieder die Einladung zur THEATERFABRIK WEIZ mit ihrer Klasse an. Die in die dritte Klasse aufgestiegene 3 C hat sich an ein spannendes und wichtiges Thema gemacht:

„WASSER“

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Vor dem Theaterprojekt standen umfangreiche Vorarbeiten am Plan:

  1. Zunächst Wortschatzarbeiten, da keines der Kinder Deutsch als Muttersprache hat. Das Erarbeiten von Redewendungen mit Wasser machte allen viel Spaß.
  2. Erfahrungen der Kinder mit Wasser wurden gesammelt :
    Die Flussraumführung mit Dipl. Ing. Katharina Schüssler und ihrem Team aus der Abteilung 14 Wasserwirtschaft, Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit des Landes Steiermark war besonders beeindruckend.
    Auch am Experimentiertag waren die Kinder mit voller Aufmerksamkeit bei Auftrieb, Schwimmen, Wasserverschmutzung und -reinigung bei der Sache. Zirkuläres Denken, Denken in Kreisläufen, dass alle Teilsysteme in Kreisläufen miteinander verbunden sind konnten erfahrbar und erlebbar gemacht werden.

Am Mu(r)seums Tag konnten sich die SchülerInnen intensiv mit dem Hauptfluss der Steiermark beschäftigen. Die Führung: „ Da rinnt noch viel Wasser die Mur hinunter” brachte viele Erkenntnisse:

  • Die Mur wurde als Transportweg, Wäscheplatz, Fischwasser  usw. verwendet.
  • Wir bauen ein Wasserrad – im Rahmen der Murausstellung, um zu erfahren, wie man die Kraft des Wassers nützen kann.
  • Verständnis zur Veränderung von Wassernutzung, Wasserbringen, Wasserwegen – die Murausstellung diente als Grundlage, die im Sachunterricht weitergeführt werden konnte.

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Der Zugang der Kinder zum Thema Wasser wurde ein bewussterer, respektvollerer und gewissenhafterer.

UNSER ZIEL
Verantwortung spürbar und erlebbar machen, alles Tun hat (Aus)wirkungen, ob es ein kleines Rückhaltebecken ist, Licht,  welches man brennen lässt oder auf der Bühne steht und mit der gesamten Klasse ein Theaterstück spielt.

“Eine der großen Herausforderungen waren die Probearbeiten mit einem Kind, das eine A-Typische Form des Autismus hat. Die Kinder wollten aber, dass auch dieses Kind dabei ist und mitspielt.”

Elisabeth Feiner

Mehr als nur das Theaterstück ist der gesamte Weg dorthin bemerkenswert. Ich möchte dieses Beispiel eines aussergewöhnlichen und darum umso interessanteren Lern- und Erfahrungsweges durch meinen Bericht darüber nicht nur sichtbar machen und Elisabeth den gebührenden Dank aussprechen, sondern auch gern weitergeben und animieren, auch in solchen Bahnen zu denken.

Ein herzliches Dank ergeht an alle, die uns bei unserem Tun unterstützt haben …

LINKS

Theaterprojekt Wanted 2015

CREDITS

Theaterpädagogin Gudrun Maier

Die Theaterfabrik in Weiz hat die Bühne zur Verfügung gestellt, Vera und Kathi haben die Theatergruppen begrüßt und ihre Fabrik vorgestellt.
Eine der insgesamt 8 Spielgruppen kam sogar aus Wien angereist.

Der Landesverband für außerberufliches Theater in der Steiermark LAUT! hat die Aufführung mitorganisiert und gesponsert.

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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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Hard choices

Posted by juttajerlich on 1. December 2015

It is interesting … some topics I stumble across again and again at different points in time – this probably means that I have not yet digested it or taken a stand on it for myself.

I think that some things just take times to evolve and grow and digest … in this hectic times we rarely have this time though. I need to have the time or more so take the time, there is no choice – because it is not in my control how long it takes me – my body, mind and spirit –  to go through it.

I finally understood that I need to be patient with myself if I want to evolve, grow and develop into the me that I have in mind.

The topic of hard choices is in the center of my thought – again – here is how Ruth Chang’s talk caught and fired my thoughts:

51 Karin klHard choices are hard because the alternatives are not equally good – one is not better than the other.

She clearly explains why: there are two worlds we all move around in.

A comparison of alternatives is usually based on numbers and logic – with scientific quantities.

In the world of values, quantification is not done by numbers.

We need to introduce new ways of measuring …  Ruth proposes: … that the alternatives are “on a par.”

When alternatives are on a par, it may matter very much which you choose, but one alternative isn’t better than the other. Rather, the alternatives are in the same neighborhood of value, in the same league of value, while at the same time being very different in kind of value. That’s why the choice is hard.”

There is no best alternative.

Knowing this alone makes the choice somehow easier, because you can not be wrong.

Are you are someone who fears to be wrong? You can not be wrong.

“Understanding hard choices in this way uncovers something about ourselves we didn’t know. Each of us has the power to create reasons.”

What reasons for choosing one or the other alternative do you make?

Or are you one of the people who don’t exercise their normative powers in hard choices? Are you a drifter?

“Drifters allow the world to write the story of their lives. They let mechanisms of reward and punishment — pats on the head, fear, the easiness of an option — to determine what they do.”

I choose to not be a drifter.

LINKS

Ruth Chang on how to make hard choices

3 timeless rules for making tough decisions
Actually time does play a role

From my favorite read Effortless Decision-Making

From the world of Numbers A former CIA executives advice on how to make hard decisions
Easy to spot that this is not the way 🙂

How Richard Branson makes decisions
A mix of both worlds

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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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Design technology to help us make better decisions

Posted by juttajerlich on 4. October 2014

I regularily read Dan Ariely`s Blog, I particpated in his MOOC and can only recommend everyone to do so. Why? It really helps you to understand human irrationality and why we repeatedly and predictably make the wrong decisions in many aspects of our lives.

This part of his latest blog articles about the Apple Pay question he answered is particularly interesting for the entire industry of technology and innovation. We need to think about designing technology in a way that helps us make better decisions.

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nonewwayDear Dan,

Apple recently announced Apple Pay, which will allow iPhone and Apple Watch users to simply wave their gadgets to pay for purchases. How might this technology change our spending habits? Could Apple Pay and other such hassle-free payment mechanisms (such as Amazon’s “1-click ordering”) lead us to spend more—particularly on stuff we don’t need?

—Nikki

The essence of payment is opportunity cost. Every time we face a purchasing decision, we should ask ourselves if getting this one thing is worth giving up the ability to purchase something else, now or in the future.

Different ways of paying make us think differently about those opportunity costs. For example, if we have $20 in cash in our pockets, we will have a hard time not thinking about opportunity cost. If we consider buying a sandwich, we realize that we won’t have money for coffee; if we get a cab, we realize that we won’t have money for dinner. But when we use a credit card or gift certificate, our thinking about opportunity cost will be less natural and prevalent—which means we’re likely to spend more without fully thinking about the consequences.

This is why the general answer to your questions is both yes and no. As you suggest, electronic payment mechanisms can easily lead us to think less about opportunity cost and spend more recklessly. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Electronic payment could be designed in ways that get us to more fully understand our opportunity costs and make more reasonable decisions. Apple Pay and the like could be game-changers, helping us think about our spending much more rigorously than we ever could with cash.

So the questions are: Who is designing these electronic wallets, and for what purpose? Will they be designed to get us to spend more money—or to help us make better decisions? Right now, electronic payments seem to be going down the path of less thinking and more spending—but I hope that at some point, some of the payment companies will change their approach, adopt the perspective of their users and offer electronic payment methods that help us make better financial decisions.

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17. May in Oslo

Posted by juttajerlich on 23. May 2014

From my dear Friends Marc & Ragni and their newsletter about their activities with friends & family – shortened though.

My title:
We all have our heritage but how we design the here and now is up to us.

Thanks for sharing this with me.

HISTORY

200 years ago in 1814, the Norwegian people drafted their current constitution. It allowed them a regime of relative autonomy from the Swedes, a preamble to the total independence they could not yet afford but finally obtained 91 years later (1905) when they fetched the first king of the current dynasty, a Dane who married an English woman.*

* It took their recent riches of North Sea oil to elevate them from their status of country bumpkins in the eyes of their Swedish neighbors headed by French-born Napoleon relative Bernadotte, renamed Karl Johann, as well as the Danes who ruled Norway for over 400 years.

BEFORE THE PARADE

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One of 117 schools marching to Karl Johanns Gate parade, from 3 directions.
It’s mid-morning and they’ve been up early to march in their neighborhood.
A family unit. Mother and daughter have the same folkloric dress.
The men, if not dressed in traditional costume (bunade), wear a ribbon at the lapel.
Joyfully waving a flag is the rule.

The crowd was extraordinary, on account of:
– the day fell on a Saturday,
– the 200th anniversary,
– perfect weather.

THE PARADE
The parade is primarily in the main street leading to the king’s castle where the king and his family will stand in the balcony for the 3.5 hours of its duration. The street is named after Karl Johann, the Swedish king who strongly opposed and delayed the independence of Norway, How tolerant for the Norwegians to not have renamed the street !… As soon as Morocco became independent from the French in 1956, almost all the streets, and some cities, instantly lost their French name.
The parade is opened by a military squad, the Royal Guard.

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According to a friend, it’s second only to Russians, in terms of marching with acrobatics with their weapons. Each of the 117 schools marches to the same line-up:
– First, the placard identifying the school:
– Then comes the dozen or so large flags:
– Then, often comes the band, sometimes with baton-twirling majorettes:

You can tell the high school senior by their black cap.

– Elementary school kids, ushered by adults, close the march:

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We even get to cheer the adult children and grand-children of the friend who hosted us:
10-year old Martin is first of a kind, playing the electronic guitar,
on a leash to his father Halvor carrying the guitar battery and speaker…
40-year old Helge returns our cheers.
He’s months into a new start-up venture.
The handicapped share in the party atmosphere.

THE “BUNAD” Folkloric Dress

Each county has its own design with possible tweaks within a county.
Ragni did not bring her bunad because its bulky and heavy. Back as 1982 she started embroidering one for our daughter Anne. A friend helped her finish the embroidery and the piece is now being expertly assembled, a major task which requires experienced hands.

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A white bunad is a rarity.

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Continued in the next message:
– The high percentage of immigrants,
– The crowd milling around after the parade.

BRINGING THE IMMIGRANTS INTO THE FAMILY
It’s impressive to see so many immigrants in the parade, a testimony of Norwegian tolerance and forsight. They come from Pakistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, among others.

In our local small town library, French books are only available on a rotation basis; yet there is a section aimed at a bunch of Ethiopians temporarily camped nearby for orientation. Mind you this is no ordinary refugee camp but a posh mountain resort hotel gone bankrupt. These dark skinned Africans must nevertheless feel pretty isolated and out-of-their element in the montainous countryside, not to mentin the rigor of the climate (not only the cold but also the darkness of Winter).

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POST-PARADE MILLING AROUND

Cars were banned from the whole downtown area. It took our host 1h30minn to exit their parking, and they even paid $50 for the privilege.
Cost of living is very high in Norway. How about $6 for a single avocado ?!… We brought our own from California, apples and nuts too !….

By means of cell phone we manage to meet friends, in spite of the crowd

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Years ago, as part of the AFS high school student exchange, the Teljes (pronounced “Tel-yeh”) hosted the daughter of Palo Alto friends, for one year in a Norwegian mountain town near our cabin.

The dagger is part of a man’s uniform.  These lovelies enjoy an enviable status in Norway.
A minimum 40% of corporation board seats is reserved for them.
The current Prime Minister is a woman.
A representative of the Lapp people, an ethnic group of reindeer-herding nomads in the artic North. They enjoy official autonomy and maintain their own language.

We once knew one in California who addressed me as “De Gaulle” and derided the Norwegians as “lazy” !…

Marc Pasturel

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Wishing you lots of Christmas for 2014

Posted by juttajerlich on 30. December 2013

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, a religious event and a widely celebrated cultural holiday.  When you ask people the question “How do you celebrate Christmas?” or “What does Christmas mean to you?”, you will get quite diverse answers.

Everybody has a different way of celebrating. In some places Santa Claus comes through the chimney and delivers gifts to children on the 25th of December. Where the population is predominantly roman catholic, the birth of Jesus as the “Christkind” is celebrated on the 24th of December with a family gathering and attending church service.  In other countries Christmas is a festivity with a more commercially motivated.

         Christmas tree 2013

The essence of any festival for me is the coming together, meeting family and friends, cooking and eating together. This is what my family does at Christmas. It was not always like that. It developed into this format. The special dish this year was Carp in salt crust and it was delicious. But it was not about the dish. It was about the time spent together and the thoughts exchanged while decorating the tree, preparing the meal and cleaning up afterwards.

This is my feeling of Christmas. I enjoy all festivals of all religions that bring people together, open their minds for each other and lead them back to what connects them: common roots, same goals, shared views on life, friendship and love.

I hope that this kind of feeling was part of your Christmas holidays and I wish you lots more feelings like this for the New Year 2014

I wish you lots of Christmas occasions throughout the year.

Thanks for the thought exchange, support and collaboration to

my family and friends
my colleagues, advisers, mentors and companions
my former students in Japan
my current Creativity Engineering students

RECOMMENDATION

Are you owing someone a meal? Listen to the Author of the book Happy Money – click on Can Money Buy Happiness?

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Body language and its effect

Posted by TabeaSano on 8. December 2013

Communication happens on so many levels. Words, Eyes, Body, Mail, behavior online by simply clicking “like” on Facebook. It happens every day from waking up until going to sleep when saying good night. But in my opinion communication is underrated. People say they are bad at expressing themselves, they quickly switch to informal language and shorten everything they say with hashtags. We talk differently than 20 years ago and the World Wide Web is a big part of it. But communication is crucial to understand each other. Learning a new language gives you a key to the culture, because it reflects a big part of the culture itself. For example, in Japanese the word “I” is used less than in English or German, which I think reflects the importance of the groups rather than the individual.

One thing you don’t get taught when learning a new language is the body language. You have the stereotypical cold Scandinavian and on the other hand the kiss on the cheek giving South European. But besides cultural differences, body language in your own country is very important. It also has a huge effect on yourself, which Amy Cuddy reflects on in this talk on TED:

I found this video very inspiring and added it to my list about communication. For more info also have a look at these people:

Paul Ekman – One of the leading scientists on microexpressions and body language. He states that the basic expressions are universal and has a lot of interesting insights on how we e.g. mask a lie!
Stefan Verra – This man startles you all over again when analysing you and your body language. He has a lot of knowledge about what you tell others when standing, sitting or behaving in a certain way.

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Creativity Engineering started @Team Meeting Space

Posted by juttajerlich on 13. October 2013

Vienna, 13.10.2013

The new semester is here and Creativity Engineering started into its TEAM FINDING PHASE traditionally on its online forums. This year we also offered a Saturday TEAM MEETING SPACE event – live and old fashioned but much easier to talk to each other, groups were born and ideas connected to people or vice versa.

Here an overview about these year’s groups

Urban Renewal  ::  Be safe  :: Volunteer Path  :: 3D Experience  :: Drainergy  :: Collaboration  :: Incognito  :: Cradle to Cradle  :: Casino Strategy
Group Finding Tool  :: Future Transportation  :: Dream Furniture

There are still open seats in teams for people who could not decided yet, which idea motivates and excites them most. Please go out there and connect to people and ideas.

WANTED

URBAN RENEWAL MAP looking for someone with
a background in MARKETING or INFORMATICS

More teams in the process of formation:
House Energy card, Interchangability Format, iCount, Go Gnceu, Goal Barter, Electrical Steam Generator, Temporary Summer Camp, Augmented Reality App, Ice Cream Glove

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NED – June Package

Posted by jjerlich on 1. June 2013

… and here comes a monthly package, please do come back and check, this post will get updated.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
ちいさい chiisai
 small  klein groß, mittelgroß, ganz groß
せっちゃくざい secchakuzai
glue (r) Klebstoff (r) Kleber, (r) Uhustick
ボクシング bokushingu
 boxing  (s) Boxen Fußball, Tennis, Schwimmen, (e) Sportarten
せいきゅうしょ seikyūsho
 bill (e) Rechnung Kann ich eine Rechnung bekommen?
したぎ shitagi
 underwear  (e) Unterwäsche (s) Unterhemd, (e) Unterhose, (r) BH
けが kega
injury  (e) Verletzung sich verletzen, (e) Wunde, verwundet werden
しゅじゅつ shujutsu operation (e) Operation (s) Krankenhaus, (e) Versicherung

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!


Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
えり eri collar (r) Kragen es geht dir an den Kragen
アリクイ arikui anteater (r) Ameisenbär Braunbär, Schwarzbär
つかう tsukau to use verwenden einsetzen
バイオリン baiorin violin (e) Violine (e) Geige, Geige spielen
でんしゃばんごう ressha bangō train number (e) Zugnummer
きぼうにみちた kibō ni michita hopefull hoffnungsvoll erwartungsvoll, voller Hoffnung sein
でんわばんごう denwa bangō phone number (e) Telefonnummer jemanden anrufen

Trotz Sonntag ein paar neue Wörter lernen!

Another week of words

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
そうじきをかける sōjiki o kakeru vacuum (r) Staubsauber (s) Staubtuch, (r) Staubwedel
てくび tekubi wrist  (s) Handgelenk (r) Handrücken, Finger, Ellbogen
くつろぐ kutsurogu  relax  ausspannen relaxen, ausruhen, entspannen
はみがきこ ha migakiko  toothpaste  (e) Zahnpaste (e) Zahnbürste, (e) Mundspülung
 雪/ゆき yuki  snow  (r) Schnee (r) Schneefall, schneien
 氷 koon ice (s) Eis gefrorenes Wasser
氷の道 koori no michi ice road (e) Eisfahrbahn gefährlich !

Gambare!

Mitmachen?
Welche Wörter findet ihr denn schwierig zu verstehen? Ich versuche gern eine Erklärung.

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Arming the Donkey

Posted by juttajerlich on 4. May 2013

Dan Ariely’s weekly podcast about Science

Talk to a researcher about one project, what they have found and what it means to the world.
http://tunein.com/radio/Arming-the-Donkeys-p505296/

Great person, great topics, great resource to learn …

Also check out his videos on Youtube or go to his blog and read more about him.

 

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Lernen soll Spass machen?

Posted by jjerlich on 29. April 2013

… inspired by Japanese word of the day emails to remember our time in Japan, it now became the mean to learn more Deutsch.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
ねだんnedan
price (r) Preis Wieviel kostet das?
せんたくき sentakuki
washing machine (e) Waschmaschine waschen mit der Waschmaschine
ケーブルカーkēburukā
cable car (e) Gondelbahn (e) Seilbahn, (e) Strassenbahn
ダイニングテーブル dainingu tēburu
 dinner table (r) Tisch (s) Abendessen
ゆにゅうするyunyū suru
import (r) Import (e) Einfuhr, einführen, importieren
名詞 supermarket
 supermarket  (r) Supermarkt Billa, Merkus, … Namen des Geschäftes wird verwendet
So

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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Cisco Österreich lädt zum Girls in ICT Day – 25. April 2013

Posted by juttajerlich on 10. March 2013

Cisco Österreich, Millennium Tower, 30. & 31. Floor, Handelskai 94 – 96, 1200 Wien

Liebe Lehrer- und LehrerInnen !

Internet ist nicht einfach immer da. Dafür braucht es Geräte, die den Datenverkehr regeln und Menschen, die diese Geräte bauen, verkaufen, installieren und dann am Laufen halten. Der Gerätehersteller Cisco baut diese Strassen des Internets! Keine Email, kein Chatten, kein Facebook kein Skype wäre ohne Cisco Produkte möglich.

Am 25. April, dem Girls Day 2013, lädt das CISCO Büro in Wien Sie und Ihre Klasse ein, Kommunikationstechnologie in Aktion zu sehen und die Technologie des Internets bei uns hautnah kennenzulernen.

Es erwartet Sie und Ihre Klasse ein Einblick in die Arbeit in einem Unternehmen, das Geräte und Apps anbietet, die das Internet zum Laufen bringen. Es gibt die Möglichkeit, verschiedene Workshops zu den Themen “Sicher im Netz”, “Soziale Netze” und “PC-Technik” zu besuchen, wo man selbst aktiv ist.

Ich freue mich auf Ihre Rückmeldung und bespreche gern nähere Details direkt mit Ihnen. Wir hoffen, dass es Ihnen möglich sein wird, uns in einem der Büros zu besuchen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy Österreich

Anmeldung per Email
Online Anmeldung

↑↑↑ Deutsch ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ English ↓↓↓

Dear Educators!

Internet is not simply always there. It needs equipment that allows and regulates data transfer and people, who develop, build, sell, install and operate them. CISCO is one of the companies that build those Internet highways. No email, no chat, no facebook, no skype would be possible without Cisco products and services.

On April 25th, International Girls Day 2013, we invite you and your class to our CISCO Office in Vienna for you to see communication technology in action and experience the technology behind the Internet in practice.

You can get an inside view into a company providing equipment and apps that keep the Internet running. There are possibilities to join small workshops about topics like “Secure in the network”, “Social networks” and “How does my PC look from inside“ where you are actively involved.

We are looking forward to your reply and to discuss details about your visit directly with you. I personally hope to be able to meet you in one of our offices.

With best regards

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy Austria

Email Registration
Online Registration

LINKS
Tech needs girls
Cisco – Betrieb am Wiener Töchtertag
ITU Girls Day

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Cisco Suisse vous invitons dans nos bureaux – 25. Avril 2013 – Girls in ICT Day

Posted by juttajerlich on 10. March 2013

Cisco Systems, Richtistrasse 7, 8304 Wallisellen / Zürich
Cisco Systems International, Avenue des Uttins 5, 1180 Rolle
Cisco Systems @ Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne, Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne

Chers professeur(e)s!

Internet n’existe pas de son propre fait. Pour cela il faut de l’équipement qui permet de réguler les transferts de données et favorise l’accès aux personnes qui développent, construisent, vendent, installent et utilisent cet équipement. CISCO est une de ces entreprises qui construit ces autoroutes de l’internet. Sans les produits et services CISCO il n’y aurait pas d’email, de chat, de Facebook ou de Skype possible.

Le 25 avril 2013, lors de la Journée internationale des jeunes filles dans le secteur des TIC, nous vous invitons vous et votre classe à venir dans nos bureaux de de Zurich, Rolle ainsi qu’à l’EFPL de Lausanne afin que vous puissiez expérimenter les technologies de la communication en action et voir de manière concrète quelles sont les technologies derrière l’utilisation courante d’internet.

Vous aurez ainsi l’opportunité de voir de l’intérieur le travail d’une entreprise qui fournit des équipements et des applications qui font marcher internet. Vous aurez la possibilité de prendre part de manière participative à de petits ateliers sur des sujets comme « les réseaux sociaux », « à quoi ressemble mon PC de l’intérieur ».

Nous attendons avec impatience votre réponse et la possibilité de discuter plus activement les détails de votre visite directement avec vous.

J’espère pouvoir vous rencontrer personnellement dans l’un de nos bureaux.

Sincères salutations

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy Suisse

Email Registration
Online Registration

LINKS
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Zurich
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Rolle
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Lausanne
Tech needs girls

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Cisco Schweiz lädt zum Girls in ICT Day – 25. April 2013

Posted by juttajerlich on 10. March 2013

Cisco Systems, Richtistrasse 7, 8304 Wallisellen / Zürich
Cisco Systems International, Avenue des Uttins 5, 1180 Rolle
Cisco Systems @ EPFL Technische Hochschule Lausanne, Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne

Liebe Lehrer- und LehrerInnen !

Internet ist nicht einfach immer da. Dafür braucht es Geräte, die den Datenverkehr regeln und Menschen, die diese Geräte bauen, verkaufen, installieren und dann am Laufen halten. Der Gerätehersteller Cisco baut diese Strassen des Internets! Keine Email, kein Chatten, kein Facebook, kein Skype wäre ohne Cisco Produkte möglich.

Am 25. April, dem Girls Day 2013, laden die CISCO Büros in Zurich, Rolle und am EPFL in Lausanne Sie und Ihre Klasse ein, Kommunikationstechnologie in Aktion zu sehen und die Technologie des Internets bei uns hautnah kennenzulernen.

Es erwartet Sie und Ihre Klasse ein Einblick in die Arbeit in einem Unternehmen, das Geräte und Apps anbietet, die das Internet zum Laufen bringen. Es gibt die Möglichkeit, verschiedene Workshops zu den Themen “Sicher im Netz”, “Soziale Netze” und “PC-Technik” zu besuchen, wo man selbst aktiv ist.

Ich freue mich auf Ihre Rückmeldung und bespreche gern nähere Details direkt mit Ihnen. Wir hoffen, dass es Ihnen möglich sein wird, uns in einem der Büros zu besuchen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy Schweiz

Email Anmeldung
Online Anmeldung

↑↑↑ Deutsch ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓ English ↓↓↓

Dear teachers!

Internet is not simply always there. It needs equipment that allows and regulates data transfer and people, who develop, build, sell, install and operate them. CISCO is one of the companies that build those Internet highways. No email, no chat, no facebook, no Skype would be possible without Cisco products and services.

On 25 April 2013, on the occasion of International Girls in ICT Day, we invite you and your class to our CISCO Offices in Zurich, Rolle and at the EPFL in Lausanne for you to see communication technology in action and experience the technology behind the Internet in practice.

You can get an inside view into a company providing equipment and apps that keep the Internet running. There are possibilities to join small workshops about topics like “Secure in the network”, “Social networks” and “How does my PC look from inside”where you are actively involved.

We are looking forward to your reply and to discuss details about your visit directly with you. I personally hope to be able to meet you in one of our offices.

With best regards

Jutta Jerlich
Cisco Networking Academy Schwitzerland

Email Registration
Online Registration

LINKS
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Zurich
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Rolle
ITU Kalender Girls-ict-day-Lausanne
Tech needs girls

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Language influences thinking – Sprache beeinflusst Denken

Posted by juttajerlich on 24. February 2013

nonfuturistic languagesWhile I was teaching Advanced German language courses at universities in Nagoya, Japan, I observed that it was difficult for students to understand how to explain the sequence of events in a story in German. Through in debt discussions and questioning how the same information would be composed into sentences in their mother tongue Japanese I discovered that it was not possible to convey the exact same information as in the German sentences.

The difference was that in German sentences it is explicit what happen first, simultaneously and after and how a decision was made or a conclusion about a situation was inferred. In Japanese this was not so clear.

The consequence of this for my teaching was that I made it a point to explain this in debt to students for them to understand:
1. that there are different concepts of thinking delivered with a language and
2. that they need to allow different thinking processes to happen in their mind for mastering this particular language.

This led me to think about how I could visualize this language border even for beginners in learning German language. A first attempt was the creation of a simple small app-like presentation that decoded this language borderline.
Example Language border German Japanese

Interestingly Keith Chen, Associate Professor of Economics at Yale School of Management, is also researching impacts of language on behavior. He hypothesizes that languages that grammatically associate the future and the present, foster future-oriented behavior.

Why I am so interested in this?

Different understanding about how decisions are made and how a person really understands his or her commitment to deliver what he or she is assigned to contribute in a team project ultimately has great impact on group performance.

This is what I observe in my Creativity Engineering class at the Technical University: team members come from different language back grounds. They use English as a common language. Most of the team problems relate to team members not delivering what they signed up for in time or at all, causing a decrease in group performance. Some groups even fall apart and do not finish the course, in some cases caused by one group member.

LINKS

COWLES FOUNDATION DISCUSSION PAPER NO. 1820

TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money? published on 19.2.2012

TEDxYale: The Impact of Language on Economic Behavior published on 6.4.2012

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Gelungene Impulse – gewachsene Ideen

Posted by jjerlich on 23. August 2012

1. Immer wieder werden Ideen durch Taten umgesetzte, als erster Pilot mal ausprobiert.
Mit viel Enthusiamus und Freude.
2. wird der Ball aufgegriffen …  Zeit …. Zeit …. und manchmal
3. ist der Samen dann aufgegangen.

 

“Eine Idee verbreitet sich so schnell wie sich die Idee in den Gedanken von anderen einnistet und zum Teil dieser anderen Personen wird. Je mehr Personen diese Idee in ihren Gedanken einbauen, desto schneller die Verbreitung.
Gedankenanstoss der Woche

 

Impulsanstoss Aufgegangener Samen
Kultur am Teller 28.11.2009
Kulturen Kennenlernen ohne Sprachbarrieren

 

Veranstaltungsserie: Kulinarium am Bärenkogel
Link

 

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Impact of Learning – or Common mistakes in how to measure learning impact

Posted by juttajerlich on 1. April 2012

Measuring Learning
The easiest way to measure something is always by capturing numbers. Hard facts. But there are also soft facts that are equally important but a great deal harder to capture, measure and track. These soft facts ultimately drive hard facts. Without accounting for the soft facts, numbers will not change.

Leader know how many variables can impact hard numbers in a complex business – sometimes even anecdotal evidence about how learning impacts performance is more compelling. Including the views of all stakeholders and making sure that you are not basing your concepts on assumptions are a way to ensure that you are on the right track.

While the perfect way of how to measure the progress in a complex process may really make sense, the practical implementation may fail because the measurement responsibility is usually distributed among many heads and the more complex it becomes, the less likely it is that the task will be executed accurately, thus providing figures that do not actually measure what you are trying to measure. This results in a lot of energy and resources spent with a mediocre or even worse result: numbers that you can’t count on.

How much time does it take to collect the required data and does it really prove what you are trying to prove?
What about questions that do not have a single right answer? Those dilemmas need to be managed. Such as measurement of learning impact – the subject of this article.

A very common pitfall in measuring impact is the lack of alignment with cultural norms and values. This is best explained with a personal question as an analogy to understand its relevance for organizations: Are you measuring happiness or personal success in terms of happy feelings or money in the bank?
The answer will most probably be a mixture of both, depending on your values and expectations in life.
Well, the same applies to organizations.

After you have done the hard work to define your mesaurement parameters, identify the sources and collected all the date, now it is about presenting. What can be learned from the collected data? Was it worth the effort? Do you know what needs to be changed to improve performance? Can you present the information in a way that everybody can understand its implications?

My bottomline is this question: Which of your business goals are related to learning?

If your answer is more than one – learning is an activity that needs to become part of everybody’s daily activity. Therefore it is more important and ultimately more effective to focus on creating a culture that allows open discussion about issues and problems as well as successed to allow the consequent learning impact to happen.

Listen to some thoughts about Reinventing The Workplace

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