Journal

Thoughts from my daily life

Journal

I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People Podcast

Remarkable People Podcast by Guy Kawasaki

Over the years, I have shared various talks and reviewed 2 books by Guy Kawasaki. I really like his view on the technology world and consider him to be one of the most inspiring sources around differentiation, evangelism and marketing in general. Also, I honestly believe he is a great Mensch and follow him with anticipation for his next move. Now, in December 2019, Guy Kawasaki started a podcast. It’s the first time for him and although podcasts are the […]

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App Spotlight Interview for NoiseGate

After winning the gold award for the best mobile app design during this summer, NoiseGate has now been featured for a spotlight interview. In addition to sharing the backstory of the app, how it was created with many surprises and rewards during the journey, the interview covers topics such as the technologies that were used, how NoiseGate was rebuilt from scratch over the last few months, how it is positioned in the market and what future features and implementations for […]

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Some time with the Leica CL

As an obvious and long standing Leica aficionado, I must admit that I fell for the promise of the Leica CL: “Dream Big. Pack Small.” With its iconic design, its mechanical precision and compact construction made in Germany, it felt like the perfect candidate as an everyday camera and light-weight companion. It offered fancy new features such as WiFi, an outstanding EVF, 24 megapixels, the Maestro II processor and all kinds of bells and whistles. It even supported the Leica […]

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NoiseGate - Best Mobile App Design Gold Award

NoiseGate received Gold Award for Best Mobile App Design

The NoiseGate iOS app received a Gold Award for the Best Mobile App Design and is listed as a Winner of 2019 Summer Awards on bestmobileappawards.com. Among the competition were apps from serious players in the industry, such as AXA Banque, BuddyPhi, AgreeYa and Airbus IFLY380, all of which are heavily funded projects or enterprises compared to the NoiseGate project. After having received a Silver Nominee Award in Summer 2018, the NoiseGate team is thrilled about this latest consideration for its simplistic and intuitive app design.  […]

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ECIE19 Conference Proceedings

Research Paper on Public Policy Towards Entrepreneurship in Hamburg Published

In September 2019 I attended the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2019) in Kalamata, Greece, to present another part of my research on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hamburg, Germany, and the regional public policy agenda towards innovation and Entrepreneurship. The paper is called “Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Their Metrification that Shape Public Policy Towards High-Growth Entrepreneurship in Hamburg, Germany” and was awarded a Certificate of Merit as winner for best PhD paper and presentation. Abstract: For many years, […]

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LEICA M MONOCHROM “DRIFTER” by Kravitz Design

In May 2019, Leica released another special edition LEICA M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera designed in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz through his design firm Kravitz Design. The camera comes in a set with Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. and 75 f/2 ASPH. lenses and is limited to 125 pieces and is portrayed as a reflection of the artist’s persona. It is conveniently names “Drifter”. This is already the second custom made special edition produced in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz and also […]

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Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II

A short video about the Developer Academy project in Naples, Italy. In the 9-month formative program, the Challenge Based Learning methodology is used in context of app development for the Apple technology ecosystem. Since 2018, I am involved in the facilitation of the program as a faculty member. “The Federico II University in Naples is the world’s oldest public university. It also hosts the Developer Academy where students learn to develop apps for iphones. Every year some 400 students are […]

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Wise Guy by Guy Kawasaki

Recently I received a review copy of Guy Kawasaki latest book, Wise Guy. It is his 14th book and a biographical account of his life combined with tangible key learnings and little pieces of wisdom to be shared. I also reviewed The Art of the Start 2.0 a few years back, so I was happy to be a reviewer again. As most of you know, Guy was chief evangelist of Apple and still keeps busy as an executive fellow at […]

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Research on Hamburg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem published

Recently, my thesis from 2016 on Hamburg’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the regional public policy agenda to foster entrepreneurship was published as an ebook. It is now available on all major platforms, such as Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Tolino etc. Since this process took a long time, it is not my most recent publication, but still a good reference point about the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hamburg at the time. Abstract: Entrepreneurship, more specifically the formation of tech startups, is […]

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