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.…

A reminder for me in 2021

This is my resolution for 2021. Don't get me wrong. I love coffee. I like a good Helles and red wine. I just feel so much better without coffee and alcohol, though. So this is a reminder to me in 2021: https://twitter.com/chrisgleitze/status/1345723770036776965?s=20 Check out more of my blog posts on creativity, technology and life in…

Analog photography – my favorite picture I took myself

I like the old timey feeling of analog photography, esp. black and white analog photography. I used a Leica mini II. Shot at a skate park in Erlangen, Germany, ca. 2011. Click on the pic to see it enlarged in a new tab. © Christian Gleitze 2020 Check out more of my blog posts on…

Biggest life lessons from my favorite podcasts (2016-21)

Since I just started my own podcast, I thought I'd share this list that I have been writing very deliberately since 2016. I take good care of it. It's a list of my favorite exchanges in podcast interviews. They are worth listening to because they are very thoughtful and inspiring. Some of them are convincing…

How I went from Philosophy to Marketing – or, how I proved my critics wrong

I know there are a lot of prejudices about studying in the Humanities, especially in Philosophy. But I think with a Humanities degree you can do a lot. You just have to find your own way. Here I want to tell the story of how I went from Philosophy to Marketing, specifically Advertising in 1,5…