A possible future for work

Continuing our discussions to find out how to re-invent organizations, here an example from Teal for Startup, a global community and movement that is helping startups to go teal, implementing values-driven, system-thinking and holistic organizations.

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"Do or do not. There is no try." // An interview with "Hunter and Bard"- CEO Shira Abel

Shira Abel runs a successful marketing and branding agency, called "Hunter and Bard" in the Silicon Valley. With REVUE's -publisher Bernhard Krusche, she talked about the challenge to keep creativity and innovation edge in such a dynamic environment, about the differences between the startup scene in Europe, Israel and the US and gives some advices for new startup founders. 

Read the full interview with Shira here.

Die dunkle Seite der Romantik // Ein Gespräch mit Tim Leberecht

Im Interview mit REVUE-Herausgeber Bernhard Krusche spricht Business-Romantiker Tim Leberecht darüber,  was ihn einst antrieb, sich mit dem Thema Romantik im Wirtschaftleben auseinanderzusetzen, über die dunkle Seite der Romantik in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, und über die unglaublichen Chancen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

Auf dem Pfad zur dunklen Seite der Romantik geht es hier entlang.

Why do we need more romance in our working life?

A conversation with Tim Leberecht, author of the book “The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself” about the importance of romance in modern management and the possibilities of leadership.

Read the conversation with Tim Leberecht.

Können wir Industrie 4.0? // Ein Gespräch mit  Prof. Sabine Pfeiffer (Teil 3)

Die aktuelle Studie der Soziologin Frau Prof. Pfeiffer und ihrer Kollegin Frau Dr. Anne Surphan hat für ziemliche Aufregung gesorgt.

REVUE- Herausgeber Bernhard Krusche hat sie danach gefragt und interessante Antworten erhalten.

Können wir Industrie 4.0? // Ein Gespräch mit Prof. Sabine Pfeiffer (Teil 1 & 2)

Industrie 4.0. Welche Auswirkungen hat die Digitalisierung auf den Instustriestandort Deutschland?

REVUE- Herausgeber Bernhard Krusche  hat jemanden gefragt, der sich mit der Materie auskennt: die Arbeits- und Industriesoziologin Prof. Sabine Pfeiffer.

Your own way out // Movie project by Till Carlos, featuring Ryan Meo

This short clip from the project “Your Own Way Out” by Till Carlos, Tom Libelt & Manuel Dingemann features the Founder/CEO of The Website Project, Ryan Meo. 

Watch Ryan talks about how he ditched the location independent freestyle to scale his business.



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Open Education and Openingup Slovenia // by Davor Orlic

Recent years have witnessed ground-breaking developments in the field of education and training. New forms of education are being created as we are witnessing a tremendous increase in the number of educational programs and online resources that are either available for free or chargeable.

Read more about Open Education ans Openingup Slovenia here. 


"How local influences drive design in the digital age" // by Paolo Cardini

In the Third Industrial Revolution, digital manufacturing and self-production allow objects to be designed and produced anywhere at anytime. It's the regional innovations and variations that keep design relevant our hyper-connected digital age.

Paolo Cardini, Associate Professor in Industrial Design at RISD, asks himself how local influences drive design in the digital age.


Rhode Island School of Design // An introduction

RISD has consistently upheld its mission to educate the public about the vital role of art and design in society. Today, the RISD community remains committed to the belief that the arts and design, in concert with fields like science and techno-logy, will bring about the global innovation needed in the 21st century.

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Vom "Dritten Ort" zum "Place of Me" // Die Gestaltung moderner Arbeits- und Freizeitwelten

Was sind Dritte Orte heute? Gibt es überhaupt noch Raum für einen gebauten Dritten Ort? Unser "Streben nach Erleben" prägt die Erwartungshaltung, mit der wir "unsere Wahl" für Lebens,- Arbeits- und Freizeitwelten heute treffen.

Wie sollte ein moderner Dritter Ort gestaltet sein und was hat der Zoo Hannover mit dem MTV Headquarter in Berlin gemein?

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"Working together makes work better." // The Locus Workspace Founder Will Bennis in conversation with Jan Bathel

A good structure and room layout is indispensable if you aim to help people being successful at their work. Will Bennis, founder of the Locus Workspace Prague really had a thought on how his coworking space can contribute the most to the workflow of it’s members.

REVUE co-publisher Jan Bathel had a talk with him to find out how he deals with the challenges of running a creative space.

It must be fun - if it is not fun, you miss the whole point." // The Ski Locker Co-Founder Petter Wallberg in conversation with Jan Bathel

Sometimes the best ideas for our work come during vacation when we let our minds wander and we are relaxed and satisfied. Petter Wallberg, his partners Patrik Spathon and Nicola Louise Broom wondered how they could integrate this feeling of happiness into their everyday worklife and founded The Ski Locker in Chamonix.

REVUE's co-publisher Jan Bathel shouldered his mental skis and joined Petter on a cruise through a place where hard working sports lover come together to just do what they are good at.

“There is no substitute for total commitment.” // Fremantle Fibonacci Centre-Co-Founder Robby Lang in conversation with Jan Bathel

After years of producing inanimate and functional objects, Local Wrought Iron sculptor and designer Robby Lang recognised that a much more lasting and significantly positive impact could be made on the greater community by producing something of intrinsic value to everyone and therefore he founded the Community Hub The Fremantle Fibonacci Centre.

With REVUE'sco-publisher Jan Bathel, he talk about thepleasuresandstrugglesofrunningaplaceaimingtoconnect the strenghtof artists and makers and why "there is no substitute for total commitment".


“Creative thinking is not a single game.” // LOFFICE Co- Founder Kata Klementz in conversation with Jan Bathel

Together with her sister Panni, Kata Klementz, founded LOFFICE Budapest and LOFFICE Wien. When LOFFICE Budapest was opened in 2009 they were pioneers and dreamed about introducing a new way of working to as many Hungarians as possible. In 2014 they won,among others, the Coworking Office of theYear Prize.

REVUE's co-publisher Jan Bathel asked Kata Klementz about the lessons she learned and why "creative thinking is not a single game".




Es ist mal wieder soweit. Das jährliche Forum der Peter Drucker Society trifft sich in Wien, um über das Thema „The Entrepreneurial Society“ zu debattieren. Eine wahrhaft illustre Anzahl von internationalen Gastreferenten, Wissenschaftern, Beratern und Managern, die für ein spannendes Programm sorgen werden. Das Thema selbst ist aktueller denn je: die Notwendigkeit zur Übernahme von Selbstverantwortung ist eine Schlüsselstelle auf dem Weg in die Nächste Gesellschaft. Darauf hat Peter Drucker schon früh verwiesen - der folgende Text von Richard Straub umreisst die Denkfigur einer Unternehmergesellschaft als elegante Art & Weise .. 

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Life skills, why are they crucial? a talk with Arnold Beekes

In the series of interviews to understand new tools, methods and skills for creating the next society, here a talk with Arnold Beekes, CEO of TheNewABC

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How can we enable employees to reach their full potential?

A conversation with Floor Martens to discover more on how to create a space in which a working community can thrive.

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How to run a  company with (almost) no rules

It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?

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The Era of post cubicle offices

We do often work at home. But we also work at work, before going home to work more. The office has persisted, becoming even bigger, weirder, stranger. Now creativity and fun seem to be the tools to achieve a better work, while the workplace becomes a battlefield between happiness and productivity.

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Re thinking recruitment: blind hiring as the key tool to attract a diverse workforce

In the 1970s, blind auctions (almost) solved the problem of gender equality in symphony orchestras. Forty years later, companies are coming back to the same method to attract a diverse pool of applicants.

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On the need to re-think our work and jobs

Network, hierarchies and capitalism: an inspiring article on the need of re-thinking our work and jobs. Read the full article here.

Do schools kill creativity?

An inspiring talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the need to re shape the educational system in order to grow creativity and create a culture where mistakes are accepted as a way to innovate.

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The era of open innovation- a talk by Charles Leadbeater

In his talk, Charles Leadbeater explains how innovation isn't only for professionals: all users can now co-create and co-design all tools that we use in our life. 

Read the full article and listen to the talk here.


Gelegenheiten. Passagen des Unbestimmten // von Maren Lehmann

Spätsommer 2015: Frisch aus dem Druck - die neue REVUE.  Diesmal gibt es einen ganz besonderen Anlass: der 60. Geburtstag von Dirk Baecker. Eine passende Gelegenheit fanden wir. Und auch das Thema der Gelegenheit ist nicht zufällig gewählt, haben unsere persönlichen Begegnungen mit Dirk Baecker meist den Charakter von Gelegenheiten. Das gilt ebenso für Forschungsthemen: lauter Gelegenheitsgeschichten. Auf die Einladung zu einem Beitrag erreichte uns eine Vielzahl von zum Teil sehr unterschiedlichen Interpretationen zu diesem Thema. 

Den Auftakt macht, der Entstehungsgeschichte dieser Sammlung folgend, die Einladung von Maren Lehmann.


Die guten Banker. Über die Arbeitskultur in den (Investment-)Banken // von Martin Ciesielski

Will man also die heutige Finanzwelt verstehen, macht es durchaus Sinn, sich mit ihren Zentren auseinander zu setzen.  Dies hat der Journalist und Sozialwissenschaftler Joris Luyendijk auf beeindruckende Art und Weise in seinem Buch „Unter Bankern – Eine Spezies wird besichtigt“. getan. Er möchte den Arbeitsethos in den Banken verstehen, die Kultur in den Bankentürmen. 

Martin Ciesielski hat sich mit Joris  Luyendijks Buch zur Arbeitskultur der (Investment)-Banker und darüber hinaus auseinandergesetzt. 


Talent and the future of democratic capitalism // Keynote by Roger L. Martin

In an accelerating fashion, democratic capitalism is producing a problematically different outcome than it has traditionally. Talent itself, pension and sovereign wealth funds and governments must collaborate to right the ship of democratic capitalism to ensure that it remains the dominant form of political/economic organization in the years and decades to come.

Watch Roger L. Martin's keynote at last years Global Drucker Forum. (VIDEO)

Inspirational leadership in the era of behavior // Keynote by Dov Seidman

Due to the increasing complexity of our interdependent world, markets are proving ever more vulnerable to unpredictability, protests, crashes, data privacy breaches and ethical scandals. Since storms are hitting us with such frequency, we need to learn to build the institutional and individual capacity for resiliency and growth. The only things that do double duty are human values.

Watch Dov Seidman's keynote at last year Global Drucker Forum. (VIDEO)

Kleine Bestandsaufnahme der Systemtheorie // von Dirk Baecker

Wer auf der Suche nach dem aktuellen Literaturstand in Sache Systemtheorie ist, kommt hier auf seine Kosten. In einer knappen Zusammenschau lässt Dirk Baecker die wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen in den unterschiedlichen Domains Revue passieren.

Eine hilfreiche Orientierung - zumal nicht überall Systemtheorie drin ist, wo Systemtheorie draufsteht.  

Overcoming the dark side of technology. // Keynote by John Hagel III

We significantly under-estimate the mounting performance pressure that digital technology infrastructures are generating on a global scale for individuals and institutions. To address these pressures, companies will need to ask the most basic question of all: what business are we in? 

Watch John Hagel III's keynote at last year's Global Drucker Forum. (VIDEO)

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The Human Difference. // by Richard Straub

'We are on the threshold of a new and different world. How it will unfold depends on the collective thinking and actions of managers.'

Read about Richard Straub's thoughts on the Human Difference.