Michael’s Blog

“A key concern that all the experts bring up is the ethics of artificial intelligence.”, Thomas Hornigold. AI is one of the biggest hype topics of our time - next to Cryptocurrency maybe ;-) Is it hype or reality? Hard to say based on my experience interviewing some of the leading AI researchers and experts for my Podcast. No doubt, AI is impacting our lives in almost every aspect; and a lot more than we assume or expect. The big question is...

Today marks the 9th anniversary of our landing in Australia. The first 2 years were quite normal though exciting because of the new environment and continent. But, the next seven years were completely unexpected. Let me share with you, why. Imagine someone (let’s call him Mr.X) tells you: “In the next seven years, you will …” And I add my responses I would have given. Mr.X: “...

Talk Like TED – The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds SUMMARY OF THE BOOK TALK LIKE TED BY CARMINE GALLO ‘ Talk Like TED is a smart, practical book that will teach you how to give a kick-butt presentation. This book is about discovering what moves you and then moving others with your vision.” – Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author on the back of ‘Talk Like TED’ Carmine Gallo distilled nine public-speaking secrets out of hundreds of...

Would you agree that the way we need to operate to stay successful has changed? Digital Disruption, fast-paced change, more mergers and acquisitions, millennial generation and much more require a rethink of our operating model. Thinks of it kinda like the stack in your computer or smartphone. There is an operating system (OS), there is an application layer and there are your personal projects. Watch the video! Where are you with your operating model? What’s the next step you want to take?...

Think about the question for a moment! The answer, I believe, is quite simple but might not be what you expected to hear – it’s MORE. People want more success at work. They want more happiness. They want more passion in their relationships. They want more energy and vibrancy in their life. They want to be more productive and get more done. They want more meaning in what they are doing. Everyone wants more of the good things in life, right? And that’s perfectly fine. To get there,...

ARE YOU AGILE? Are you agile? This is one of the buzzwords of today’s business world next to disruption, innovation and a few more. Why does everybody want to become agile – both on a personal and organisational level? RATE OF CHANGE REQUIRES AGILITY Given the rate of the change in the world, the number of Unicorn start-ups and the predicted disruption of almost every single industry, this is no surprise. Agility is a key characteristic of succeeding in such a dynamic environment. Today’s “agile”...

THE POWER OF THE MORNING ROUTINE Many have written and spoken about the morning routine and how it can help to set up your day for success. Still, I know many people who don’t have a morning routine in place. Why is that so? No time, don’t know how to start, started but stopped again, don’t have a framework, the children, etc. I was there too. THE MORNING ROUTINE FRAMEWORK I started probably around five years ago and was using a routine on and off. For the...

You might have heard about the distinction between an open and closed mindset. And you might have said: “I have an open mindset”. In my view, it is not as black and white as often described. HENRY FORD’S FAMOUS QUOTE “If you think you can or you think you cannot, you are always right.” So this nicely reflects his perspective on the mindset. Since having studied the subject intensively, I agree that the mindset is one of the most important elements in being successful...

You have read and heard a lot about mindset and how important this is. And you might say to yourself: “I have the right mindset, I am open, I learn. And there is far too much buzz around the mindset.”. I was there too and then I have learned and experienced how important the mindset can be. In the video, I share three examples from very different areas why that is. And I also share three suggestions or challenges you can implement...