Innovation

Innovation is dear to my heart. It is the ART of technology. Creativity at its best – and when done right useful for millions of people. Most importantly it is the CORE ENGINE of any economy. There is a direct correlation between innovation & entrepreneurship on one side and prosperity on the other side. Highly innovative nations are the most prosper in the world. I founded the World Innovations Forum to contribute to the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in all nations, creating independent, self propelled economies.

Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur almost all my business live and coming from an entrepreneurs family, I can’t help support other entrepreneurs as good as possible. After my wife and I decided to no longer run businesses ourselves, we decided to help others build their companies.

We started the San Francisco Accelerator in 2014 in San Francisco and ran six badges so far. Since the beginning we have been blessed with a 50% success rate, measured by external follow on funding of our portfolio companies. We are very proud of the companies we worked with and realize that the otherwise high failure rate of entrepreneurs can be reduced.

Future

While millions of people constantly fight change, as they fear they get crushed in those changes, all I ever experienced has been amazing enhancements and a great evolution of the human mind. When I look into the future I envision changes that are even grander than anything I’ve experienced before. Yet again, I envision quantum leaps in terms of our life style, advancing humanity intellectually, mainly by learning from what we learned from building AI and the respect for our planet. 

By people close to me, I’m known for predicting the development of technology and the correlating social evolution pretty well. My new book “World With No Work” will provide some scenarios and some possible development for the next 25 to 50 years, as ‘WORK’ will most likely change very differently than ever before.

Why I don’t spend my time on the beach

Probably the most often question I get from young people at any startup event in any nation is: “Why do I work so hard instead of laying on a beach?”

  • Hard work was never my thing. At age 26 I learned about a saying from Confucius: “do what you wholeheartedly love and you will never work a day in your live”. With 27 I found what I really liked to do and til today I never worked hard, actually never worked at all.
  • What I do today – and in the past – gives me a purpose that is simply greater than just existing.
  • Helping others to thrive is one of the most satisfying moments for me. And I did that even back in the days when I was started my very first company – decades ago.
  • To me, ‘WORK’ is doing things I care less about, only do it to make money and actually don’t like it most of the time. It is the most unfortunate situation a humans can put themselves into.
  • The worst thing is, that we still tech our children to do exactly that: ‘working hard to become successful’. And we ruin all their entire lives.
  • Teach your children to do what THEY want, whatever it is. Teach them to find out what they really like. Help them to make their own decision with the influence of others – including yours.

Join me and engage

We learned not to ask for help, to avoid creating any reciprocal obligations. This is very unfortunate and maybe we can begin to change this. Let me start.

I need your help to help others

I’m sure you are super busy and need to focus entirely on your business.
I know the feeling. But then I learned from an unexpected source, how important help others no matter how busy I am – I learned that from one of my investors.
No he was not worried to wast his money by wasting my time. He was worried that I loose the bigger picture by only focusing on my own world.

If you want to engage in any of my activities I would love to get to know you.

  • Spreading the word

    Help me spread the word for our work. Join our online meetings if you can to better understand what we do. Let us know what you would do to solve some of the grand challenges entrepreneurs have.

  • Contributing Content

    Do you have something to say that might be helpful to others? You may contribute to any of our blogs, maybe contributing to the books I write or events we run. You may want to speak here and there or otherwise shed some light in the mysteries of innovation,entrepreneurship, the changes in our world and the opportunities of our future.

  • Support & Mentorship

    We have more questions than answers. Maybe you can help in our forums or groups or you may want to mentor young entrepreneurs. We cannot get enough successful entrepreneurs who give back and help the generations to come.

  • Jack of all trades

    You can help – literally around the world – wherever you live. We need helping hands to organize events, connect with people, helping local startups thrive, helping governments get additional insights, helping executives bringing their enterprises in alignment with the future  —  and on and on and on. :)

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