It was a first time. The first WordCamp that addressed people from all over Europe and even further. And it was a blast.
A huge “Thank you” to all the people who worked hard to make it possible. It was amazing.
Continue reading “WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden”
Why are some people successful while others never seem to get anywhere? You’ll never get to the top if you don’t put your own interest first and grab as much as possible? Continue reading “Reading: Give and Take by Adam Grant”
Almost every day I pass this huge sunflower field. It looked gorgeous when they were blooming. Now summer is drawing to a close. The other day I didn’t put of taking pictures any longer but went back home and got my camera.
Yesterday a period of hot summer days here in Germany ended with thunderstorms and heavy rain.
More summer pics of sunflowers
An enjoyable and extremely useful read if you want to get familiar with usability testing. Everybody working with web sites ought to have read this book – not only web designers and developers but web site owners as well.
Yvon Chouinard writes about his life story as much as about the story of Patagonia. From the very beginning as a small shop for climbing supplies to todays company, offering a wide range of clothing for people who love to be outdoors.
The education of a reluctant business man
“Three wonderful books rolled into one: a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope.” Jared Diamond
(Nothing to add by me, really) Continue reading “Yvon Chouinard: Let my people go surfing”
Why are some topics all over the place and others don’t seem to be able to stick? What does it take to get your message spread? How do you start an epidemic?
Radical Openness: Growing TED by Giving it Away
Early Sunday morning, daylight savings time on top of it. But June Cohens Solo Panel was absolutely worth getting there in time.
She gave a short overview how TED has developed during the past years. The first TED talks were actually online as early as 2006 as podcasts. In 2007 you were able to view them on the website.
The big idea behind TED is to reach people everywhere, to spread brilliant new ideas and thought provoking opinions. It’s intention is to offer a platform for innovation for a global audience. It has grown to become a strong community, with many enthusiasts and participants around the world. Being able to be a part of it probably is the greatest reward one could get. Money can not substitute this. Continue reading “SXSWi: June Cohen, TED”