Archiv für den Monat: November 2013

Christmas & environment

For Nikolaus, we use our own boots and we do not buy any red, shiny, plastic „Nikolausstiefel“. And of course, each kid has to polish their boots, because otherwise Nikolaus may not put anything in it if the boots are dirty . Then, each child puts one boot right next to the door (Nikolaus does not have much time, and he does not want to be seen). Somewhere we have one Nikolausstiefel (not sure who gave it to us), but I would not buy any of those anymore, all cheap plastic and I do not want to know how toxic that was for the people who produced it in China and how harmful it may be here (for us and for the enviroment).

What’s fun for the cookies/candies: instead of plastic bags (I really do not like them anymore after all those news regarding bisphenol A and other stuff in it), you could just buy a whole bag of „Butterbrotbeutel“ (you can get them in any supermarket). They are made out of white paper (you can get it even from FSC-certified forests). Then, you can decorate those, e.g. the kids could start to draw things on them, or you use stamps to decorate. We do this for birthday parties for the little give-away bag and more and more people we know here in Schwabing/Maxvorstadt do the same.


2nd anniversary of job change decision

Almost missed the 2nd anniversary: 11.11.2011 (funnily enough at 11 o’clock in the morning!) I took the decision to change my life jobwise. Do I regret this? Do I miss my former life? Not really. From today’s perspective, I should have done some things differently between Nov 2010 and Nov 2011. Never trust any people, they may collaborate with your opponent. But in the end, it just helped me to take a decision that was long overdue. As Steve Jobs said in his really impressive speech: „..since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: „If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?“ And whenever the answer has been „No“ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. (Steve Jobs)“
Yes, it’s harder now, but also more exciting, more challenging, and being an entrepreneur is just … different! I can change the world. So, the answer every morning is simple: „Yes, I would do what I am about to do today“. And tomorrow, and next year, and hopefully for another 50 years or so. 🙂

Münchner Wissenschaftstage – kostenlos?

Nächste Woche in München: 13. Münchner Wissenschaftstage Wissen für alle! Spaß am Entdecken. Mit kostenlosem Programm für Kinder und Erwachsene. Zahlreiche Veranstaltungen erfordern keine Voranmeldung. Vorträge: Kinderprogramm

Letztes Jahr hatte ich dies zu spät gesehen und ich war dort zu einem sehr interessanten Vortrag. Leider war die Veranstaltung damals ziemlich leer. Schade! Auch wenn die Veranstaltung kostenlos für die Zuhörer und mitmachenden Kinder ist, kostet sowas natürlich Geld – da zahlreiche Sponsoren steuerfinanzierte Einrichtungen sind also Steuergelder … wer also was von seinen Steuern haben will, hat doppelten Grund, dort hinzugehen!