Systems vs. goals. The system behind my startup interview podcast

Here I walk you through the system that my podcast The.Connecting.Dots.Podcast is based on. What would make this project a success even if it fails? What I like about this question is obviously that you cap the downside and increase the benefits even if the project doesn't succeed in an obvious sense like money or…

My first guest appearance on a podcast: Startupradio – Rhine-Main Review 2020 and 2021 Outlook

I was finally asked to appear on somebody else's podcast. After publishing more than 50 episodes of my own podcast The Connecting Dots Podcast, producing podcasts for clients since 2017, and helping many other people set up their own podcast. Jörn Menninger is founder and host of Startuprad.io. He does a yearly review and outlook…

International Women’s Day 2021: What does my podcast do for women?

At first I interviewed only men for my podcast, The.Connecting.Dots.Podcast. I didn't do that intentionally. It just so happened. Then I reached out to a few women and interviewed them. They connected me to other interesting business women for my podcast. So, from only male guests my podcast changed to only female guests for a…

Who are modern men in the arena? UFC fighters, not financial advisors

Conor McGregor is a modern man in the arena. He's fighting other men with millions of spectators watching in real time. In his instagram post he's referencing a speech by former US President Theodore Roosevelt that he gave in Paris in 1910. Very eloquently Roosevelt writes about the man in the arena. He earns respect.…

The process of creativity: Edward Hopper’s “Morning Sun”

I'm fascinated with the process of creativity. In this series of sketches you can follow the steps Edward Hopper took to finish his painting "Morning Sun" in 1952. In it you see his wife Jo sitting on her bed in the morning sun, gazing out of the window. When a lay person (like me) only…