Seeking discomfort to progress in life

Actions that lie outside of our comfort zone can provide some of life’s greatest (and most exciting) benefits. Those who cling to their comfort zone like cat hair to a sweater are training themselves to only be comfortable in very specific scenarios. Why It’s So Important to Seek Discomfort Like with everything in life, you can only develop if you take the first step. And that is applicable to almost every situation you may encounter:...

June 20, 2019 · 1 min

Newspapers vs. Online

Real life is slow; it takes professionals time to figure out what happened, and how it fits into context. Technology is fast. Smartphones and social networks are giving us facts about the news much faster than we can make sense of them, letting speculation and misinformation fill the gap. It has only gotten worse. As news organizations evolved to a digital landscape dominated by apps and social platforms, they felt more pressure to push news out faster....

April 8, 2019 · 3 min

Being productive and loving your daily commute to work

My daily commute to work consists of a train ride of about 30 minutes plus some minutes of walking to and from the train station. Due to the rather good public transport system in Germany, taking the car would only save me about 10 minutes each way. But even with burning hot trains in the summer, the usual delays and noisy & smelly fellow passengers, I wouldn’t want to do my daily commute by car....

March 31, 2018 · 3 min

Why it’s important to have an online presence, even if you’re not working in Social Media (right now)

Googling yourself is associated with a lot of bad prejudices and in the general opinion often means that this person is very egocentric and only cares about himself. In my opinion this is a bunch of bullshit. In this day and age it has never been more vital to check and control the content that is out there for everyone to find. And the easiest method to check literally is a google search of your name....

December 28, 2017 · 3 min

Deutsche Kriminal Podcasts – auf den Spuren von ‚Serial‘

Serial hat im Herbst 2014 einen riesigen Knall in den USA ausgelöst und die Podcast Szene dort, aber auch in Deutschland in den Fokus der breiteren Öffentlichkeit gerückt. Zum ersten Mal wurde ich von Freunden und Bekannten nach „Podcasts“ ausgefragt und viele entdeckten zum ersten Mal Podcast Apps auf ihren Smartphones. Der Podcast erzählt den wahren Fall von Hae Min Lee, einer High School Schülerin die im Januar 1999 in Baltimore getötet und vergraben wird....

October 23, 2015 · 3 min