Starting a themed week

An attempt to reach my goals more efficiently

My themed week (version 1)

Switching context slows me down. Inability to find a meeting with 3+ colleagues within 2 upcoming days tires me. Now it’s time to make an attempt to change that: I’m picking up the idea of a “themed week”.

That means I put my most prominent recurring activities into a weekly framework. Every day will be dedicated to a specific topic and activities centered around that. What does that look like for me?

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Flüchtlinge – Ich bin einer von ihnen

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[This post is a bit off-topic to the rest of my blog, but it’s a topic of personal concern I want to share. It’s German first, English might follow soon]

Die neusten Ereignisse an Europas Grenzen berühren mich tief. Menschen fliehen aus ihrer Heimat auf der Suche nach einem menschenwürdigen Leben. Wenn nicht sogar einem Platz, der ihr pures Überleben ermöglicht.

Die Bilder gleichen sich – und sind doch so grundverschieden

Es war 1989, als meine Eltern sich entschlossen, die DDR zu verlassen und mit meinem Bruder und mir in die damalige BRD zu flüchten. Meine Geschichte ist also auch die eines Flüchtlings.

Der Weg ging über Ungarn und Österreich. Die Bilder und Schlagzeilen der Woche erinnern mich teilweise an das, was sich 1989 in den Botschaften Ungarns und der CSSR abspielte. Ein Unterschied allerdings ist der Kurs Ungarns. Er war damals weltoffen und trug zu einem nicht unerheblichen Teil zur späteren Wende bei. Continue reading…

Future Mobility Camp Stuttgart 2015

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The 5th event of the future mobility camp series took place this Friday. A welcome occasion for networking with the regional experts from industry partners, universities and public projects. Needless to say that it was a great chance to meet my former car2go and moovel colleagues as well.

After being hosted in Berlin and Dresden, the Future Mobility Camp was the first time in Stuttgart. Head of the initiative and organizer Martin Randelhoff kicked off with a fish-bowl setup. Stephan Rammler (Transportation Design & Social Sciences at Institute of Transportation Design Braunschweig) joined him, initiating a vivid session on future mobility aspects and influences.

The opening was followed by sessions from and with audience – 15 talks or presentations in 4 tracks. I would have loved a little more level of detail or the continued momentum from the introduction talk in there. Nevertheless, great networking and something I’m looking forward to visit next time in Dresden or Berlin.

You find a sketch note of that first part attached to this post.

Check out the web site for the next dates: Future Mobility Camp!