• Why Microsoft matters more than we think

    October 19th, 2014

    I’m guilty of it myself, and I see it a lot: making fun of Microsoft in a presentation. Sure, it is easy to do, gets a laugh every time but it is also a cheap shot and – maybe – more destructive to our goals than we think. Let’s recap a bit. Traditionally Microsoft has […]

    Evangelism conundrum: Don’t mention the product

    October 12th, 2014

    Being a public figure for a company is tough. It is not only about what you do wrong or right – although this is a big part. It is also about fighting conditioning and bad experiences of the people you are trying to reach. Many a time you will be accused of doing something badly […]

    Reconnecting at TEDxLinz – impressions, slides, resources

    September 27th, 2014

    I just returned from Linz, Austria, where I spoke at TEDxLinz yesterday. After my stint at TEDxThessaloniki earlier in the year I was very proud to be invited to another one and love the variety of talks you encounter there. The overall topic of the event was “re-connect” and I was very excited to hear […]

    Notes on my closing keynote of From the Front 2014

    September 22nd, 2014

    These are some notes about my closing keynote at From the Front in Bologna, Italy last week. The overall theme of the event was “Temple of the DOM” thus I kept it Indiana Jones themed (one could say shoehorned, but I wasn’t alone with this). The slides are available on Slideshare. Rubbing the Sankara Stones […]

    How to draft a speaker information email

    September 9th, 2014

    I just had a real happy moment when I got an email from a conference organiser telling me all they need from me and all I need to know in a simple email: Hi Christian. I hope you are doing fine. Your talk “$title” is scheduled for $date at 9:45am (it’s a 40 min talk, […]