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 2020/01/25):
- 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