Climate Change

Climate Change

 

It is incredible how many people from normal to celebrities still deny climate change but fortunately, awareness is rising.

Some days ago I took the elevator in our building and it was cold outside. There was this couple in the elevator and I just dropped the comment that it is cold outside. Just some small talk. It was the moment when temperatures dropped to -45°C this year in Chicago. I lost the context but the girl said: „Oh everybody is shouting out when it gets a little cold. I grew up in Kanada and changes in the climate have always existed“. What I want to point out, is that it is not just Donald Trump denying climate change. Normal people also defend our behavior to be decoupled from the current climate change we obviously face and the destabilization of our ecosystem.

Global warming is proven now by scientists. I think we should not just worry about global warming but about cumulation of extreme climate situations and coupled effects.
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Write A Book

Write A Book

I got no Idea why I just started to write a book 2 weeks ago.

For more than a year I tried to figure out, what and how I want to write, what content to produce, but without the intention to specifically write a book.

Is it blog posts and should they be long or short or should I do videos on Youtube or start a podcast. What should it be about?

Maybe you are also at a point, where you think about writing a book or you are a step ahead and have published successfully before.
I would be glad to hear about your experience during the process!

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Education is the market of the future

Education

Education is the market of the future.

About education and lifelong learning

How do you react to the constant change in your profession and in the entire markets? Education is the market of the future!

Angela Merkel mentioned her idea of lifelong learning at the WEF in Davos. Technology is changing incredibly fast, also driving the education market.

Stuart Ross started the discussion about this topic in the last SFM monthly visionary call. I would like to provide some additional context.

 

Who will be Apple in 2030?

 

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Consulting

Consulting

Consulting is the new trending business model!

Why is consulting so trendy these days?

I see promotions online, where some people are selling their course to become a consultant and sometimes I ask myself if they really know what it means to be a consultant.

One guy’s ad copy (text in an ad) claims “Become a consultant even without any expertise” …

How could this work out if the term “consultant” is defined as a professional, offering his specific expertise to businesses (in the case of an external consultant) and to other departments (in case of an internal consultant)?

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Problems The Lifeblood of Progress

Problems and Solutions

Problems drive the success of solutions

I am addicted to problems and many of my friends, colleagues, and co-workers do not understand why!

When working as a System Administration Consultant for a small IT Service Provider here in Switzerland I was told by my former colleagues to never mention problems to clients.

Ok, I took the advice and I didn’t, but I think, this is a naive idea, so let me explain, WHY!

I had made this experience also when I was a Management Support to General Management at a Private Bank. Most managers were not willing to listen to the problems I have seen and addressed.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

 

Affiliate Marketing is the business model of the future!

Let me explain to you WHY …

As more and more goods are sold and shipped in the online space, the online market evolved and finally last year on Black Friday, online sales volume has been higher than the traditional business of shopping in malls and stores in the US.

Fact is: We are not going back! The digital economy is progressing in the fast lane!

Traditional stores are dying rapidly and concepts like those of Amazon are the winners in the big game as they build their business on top of the internet and online infrastructure.

Do you agree so far?

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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our times.

Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994, was an angel investor of Google in 1998 and has built one of the biggest businesses on the internet since then.

Initially, he studied Physics but changed to Electronics where he graduated with excellence. He then became involved with the hedge-fund industry and focused on quant trading while the internet started to grow at very high rates at the time.

His decision to leave the financial industry, borrow 300’000 from his parents and start selling books online turned into a long run decision and leading to the hall of fame in the entrepreneur space.

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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

Jack Ma is one of the greatest entrepreneurs from China.

Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 with 19 people in his team and was one of the first Chinese persons who has seen the potential on the Internet early on and became a technological leader in the world.

Alibaba changed Chinas position in the world as a manufactural hub and is exploring new fields in finance through Alipay and in education.

Jack Ma came from a poor family, was a teacher and claims that he had been an average student while he got involved with leadership from his early days on.

His motivational speeches he gives around the globe, especially also focusing on emerging markets, the youth, the position of women and working in favor of the masses to build opportunities together with his futuristic outlook makes him a true leader.

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Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our current times. Period.

The more I watch the content of Gary, the more I recognize his greatness!

I can just recommend to follow this crazy guy in and out and listen to the incredible amount of value he constantly shares as an example he wants to be for today’s kids and professionals!

Gary was an advisor to the Obama administration, is an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Uber and many more tech startups, founder of Vayner Media, one of the most relevant media companies in NY and is more active in social media than anybody.

The amount of positivity he spreads on the internet is amazing!

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SFM Momentum Day - Stuart Ross, Jay Kubassek

SFM Momentum Day - Stuart Ross, Jay Kubassek

This is a review of the SFM Business Model.

What exactly is the business model of the SFM?

The founders of the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) adapted the online affiliate business model (made popular by Amazon starting in 2004) and used some ideas of the franchise business model to provide a powerful business option for any ambitious individuals to start getting into the digital economy.

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