Print dies, hello part time opinionists

I was stunned by the news – De:Bug magazine will cease to be published as a print magazine. Even though this news did not come utterly unexpected it shocked me. I ran this magazine for a few years and know how hard it is today to monetize quality content. Obviously the situation got worse since…

Share economy

Salesforce.com published a study on sharing economy, a yet underdeveloped field of business in Germany. Basics first – 23.000 people were interviewed on their experiences and expectations on institutionalized sharing. As expected, especially amongst us green Germans, sustainability is an issue that is strongly linked to the idea of sharing. A second big issue are…

Some nerds are bigger than others

Paul Saffo, Esther Dyson, Juan Enriquez, Tim O’Reilly, Vint Cerf, Chris Sacca, Joi Ito, Peter Schwartz! Who are they? Well, this guys just invented stuff like TCP/IP, the Global Business Network, Long Now Foundation, Institute for the Future, shaped the MIT Media Lab, or made Creative Commons what it is today. Referring to my post…

German incubators vs. good ideas?

German Startup-Blog Gründerszene wrote an euphemistic article about careers in the StartUp Scene in Berlin. They interviewed one of their interns, well boil it down to the opening sentence of the article: ‘rock your business studies, gain experience for 2 ears and then go for the big incubators’. Marcel Weiss commented in his excellent blog…