Career – Jin Xing – She lived at least two lives

Jin Xing has had a fascinating career - Starting as a soldier, becoming a dancer, and a celebrated talk show host in China with 30 million online followers. Her TV shows draw an audience of up to 150 million. Starting as a male, entered the army and became a highly decorated officer.She has lived two … Continue reading Career – Jin Xing – She lived at least two lives

The START-UP of YOU – Revisited

There are a lot of books that look dated seven years after publication, especially when linked to start-ups and technology. This book is still vibrant and up-to-date in its core message. Reid Hoffmann and Ben Casnocha published the "The START-UP of YOU“ in 2012. The financial crisis of 2018 was still impacting the job market … Continue reading The START-UP of YOU – Revisited

New Work – Old wine in new bottles?? Blackboat Bootcamp 2019

Middle of May I participated in the New Work Bootcamp of Blackboat in Hamburg. This inspired the article. In the mid-1990s I visited a software development company that was working for banks and grew exponentially. Full of pride they showed me their recreation area with table football tables. In German, they are called "Kickertische" and loved by … Continue reading New Work – Old wine in new bottles?? Blackboat Bootcamp 2019

The dark side of New Work – Monitoring staff behavior with AI

In Great Britain and China, surveillance systems are in place monitoring behavior at the workplace. The Isaak system alone monitors 130 000 people each day. Robert Booth writes in the Guardian "Dozens of UK business owners are using artificial intelligence to scrutinise staff behaviour minute-to-minute by harvesting data on who emails whom and when, who … Continue reading The dark side of New Work – Monitoring staff behavior with AI