About me

While creating this website I thought for a long time about how I would like to present myself, how a visitor could interpret my written texts and whether they would represent me realistically (according to my own impression). In the end, I came to the conclusion that I don’t know and can’t judge. Therefore, it is best to perceive the following lines and pages simply as an experiment and invitation to verify the impression made here at a personal meeting (e.g. a coffee together). I am looking forward to it!

If I had to describe myself, I would say:

… I am independent, autonomous, diplomatic and helpful.

… I love challenges.

… I am persistent and loyal.

… I can listen well and make open conversations possible.

I am particularly motivated when I:

… can think creatively.

… am allowed to lead and steer.

… can form and build new things.

… am allowed to solve problems and overcome challenges.

… can develop concepts and structure facts.

… am allowed to present my own results.

I cannot do this without: 

… attaching importance to individuality, independence and performance.

… demanding honesty, loyalty and fairness.

… building knowledge and prestige for myself.

Those who get to know me will also:

… find that I love word jokes more than anything else.

… notice that I only need a breakfast with coffee, croissants and a newspaper to be happy.

… find out that I can borrow my Harry Potter in ancient Greek on request.

… burn for British automobiles.

… I would like to brew more of my own beer.

Last but not least: These are the books that have made a lasting impression on me lately (updated 2020/09/15):

    • Groth, Torsten: 66 Gebote systematischen Denkens und Handelns in Management und Beratung
    • Merath, Stefan: Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer
    • Spiegelhalter, David: The Art of Statistics – Learning from Data
    • Sher, Barbara: Ich könnte alles tun, wenn ich nur wüsste, was ich will
    • Dobelli, Rolf: Die Kunst des klaren Denkens (52 Denkfehler, die Sie besser anderen überlassen)
    • Cathcart, Thomas; Klein, Daniel: Plato and a platypus walk into a bar
    • Gladwell, Malcom: Outliers
    • Fisher, Roger; Ury, William; Patton, Bruce: Getting to yes