I always travel with books in my bag …

The Nomad is a series of stories, fascinations, encounters, observations, experiences, joy of the moments by me, Ulrike Reinhard – all around my travels. Stay tuned! Ulrike Reinhard is The Nomad 🙂 … I just can’t adjust to screen reading and I do prefer reading to listening, so audiobooks are also no alternative for me. […]

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My first steps with ChatGPT

Yesterday I finally got my account with OpenAI. I was hesitant to use the technology because I didn’t want to be part of making these things even smarter. Yet my curiosity took over and I started to playing around. I wasn’t more than 10 minutes on OpenAI. A few very simple questions about myself and […]

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Design Thinking Workshop in Hout Bay

On October 9 and 10 I was invited to hold a design thinking workshop in Imizamu Yethu, a township in Hout Bay, south of Cape Town. The goal was to bring various members of the skateboarding community together and find a common understanding of what they want to do with their skatepark. It was a […]

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5 Rules to make an impact

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!

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7 Rules to Disrupt Successfully

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 […]

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Re-thinking education

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. […]

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Design Thinking@Prakriti

On July 27, 2019 I conducted a design thinking workshop at Prakriti School in Noida. Prakriti is the partner and supporter of the Open School Project I run with the Rural Changemakers. So naturally the changemakers were part of the workshop. Not only did they participate in the sessions, they also facilitated two sessions. Important […]

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