Transparent is my “color” for learning
5 Rules to make an impact
In the very early hours of April 1, 2021, I had the opportunity to interview 唐鳳 – Taiwans “digital minister”, a minister without portfolio. Audrey is deeply inspired by the early Internet and has carried the principles of radical transparency and co-creation right into her job as minister. When asked which color she would associate […]
7 Rules to Disrupt Successfully
On April 8th I was invited to give a talk at the HS Pforzheim. The topic was: How to drive longlasting (social) change (=sustainalbility). 80 students were watching online the Q&A – Benjamin Fritz, who has been to Janwaar for six weeks in 2019/2020, was asking the questions – it was fun!
“Mein bestes Training: In London auf einer Bühne.“
Last week I was part of a Musterbrecher-workshop (online) “Unternehmertum” (Entrepreneurship), which they condicted for their client freenet, Hamburg, Germany. My role was to share my experiences with my social experiment in Janwaar and to draw parallels between my work in the village and my work as a consultant for companies. This might seem odd […]
Roadtrip to Bombay – the little book
time4you has published a well written article about me and my work in India. It is all around “LEARNING”. And it is in German 🙁 Same holds true for the interview above. Asha wäre schon längst eine junge, zwangsverheiratete Adivasi – eine kasten- und chancenlose Frau in Indien. Doch dank des Einsatzes von Ulrike Reinhard […]
Roadtrip to Bombay
I love books. And I do love the small little yet important details that make a book beautiful. LSD is a true master in this. They master typo, layout, translation, paper, binding ….. – all in ease. When I reached back home to Germany five weeks ago, I ordered Virginia Wolff’s “Letter to a Young […]
Dreams, but no future!
Thank you Bharti, Naushad, Pappu, Rachael, Shail and Smit! Without your support we would never ever have made it! This is as much your story as it is mine! When the lockdown started in India I was at the Treehouse in Madla.I live there. It’s a place where “social distancing” is pretty easy. Because there […]
What if the unimaginable hits what is already incredible?
I found this photo today by coincidence. It popped up while I was sorting, editing and sometimes deleting a few of my 35000 Janwaar photos. In preparation for our new book “Janwaar. Beyond skateboarding.” – it will be published in fall 2020 – I was looking for photos which match this theme. This photo certainly […]
My dear friend Paul Morland asked me this question. Here is my attempt to answer it. Imagine village people or people living in India’s slums having fever or a cough. Do you think anyone of them would go and see a doctor? For sure not. Even now in times of the Corona crisis. They will […]
The Barefoot Skateboarder Organization
I am currently in Bombay, India at the MIT India Initiative. I was invited to talk about Re-thinking Education. Here is my talk – I hope there is something in it for you! That’s an audio file of my talk. When I went to school I always felt like an outsider.I never had many friends. […]
This blog post I’ve written in my function as founder and member of the board of The Rural Changemaker e.V. As an offshot of the The Rural Changemaker e.V., Berlin, Germany, the Barefoot Skateboarders Organization is an independent section 8 company, registered in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It was registered in September 2019. It serves the […]