My Blog Posts

2017 19/May

Ich bin gefragt worden, ob ich von den Grünen nominiertes und von der Bundesregierung zu bestellendes unabhängiges Mitglied im ORF Stiftungsrat werden will. Für mich war immer klar: Diese Position darf nicht parteipolitisch gelebt werden, sie braucht unabhängige, kritisch-konstruktive VordenkerInnen. Und so sieht es auch das Gesetz vor, dem ich mich verpflichtet fühle: http://bit.ly/2qV251Z Die […]

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2016 7/Apr

The Hidden Power of Disability. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 4.   I will be honest. Before I joined Ashoka and met some of our incredible Social Entrepreneurs working with disabled people, I never thought much about disability. Back then, it seemed a distant and unknown, slightly unsettling territory. In my work as […]

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2016 1/Apr

Why There Will Be No Peace Without Silence. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 3.   I just spent a week in Colombia. What a fierce, yet beautiful country. Though peace talks are on the way, it is a country deeply marred by violent armed conflict and crime. Six million people, twelve percent of […]

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2016 15/Mar

Why We Cannot Grow Without Closeness. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 2.   Last year I had another life-defining moment through our fellow selection process (we call it venture) that – again – profoundly changed me as a person. In my role as 2nd Opinion interviewer for our venture panels, I interviewed Megan […]

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2016 7/Mar

How I Learned That We Sometimes Need To Fall Off Trees Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 1.     In Ashoka, we have a culture of talking about how working with Social Entrepreneurs and in the organization changed our lives. We talk about it over a beer with colleagues, it comes up consistently in […]

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