Christian Hohlweck, Project Partner

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My favourite comic figure read more
My favourite comic figure

Homer Simpson – one of my alter egos and a good example of the difference between fast thinking and slow thinking.

Who was the biggest influence on you professionally? read more
Who was the biggest influence on you professionally?

Two points of contact: My professor (“Look – man tries to maximise utility”) and my former HR boss (“Hohlweck, can you forget this idealism. The world is a jungle and behind every tree there might be someone who wants to knock you down”).

What would you like to learn in the blink of an eye? read more
What would you like to learn in the blink of an eye?

Flying!

What urgently needs to be invented? read more
What urgently needs to be invented?

A time-stretching machine: to trace beautiful things and experiences before life continues again.

What do you see when you look out of your window? read more
What do you see when you look out of your window?

The sky above Düsseldorf with church steeples and the Dreischeibenhaus - one of the first tall buildings in Germany to become a listed building.

What was the most impressive confusing moment in a training course? read more
What was the most impressive confusing moment in a training course?

The Board of Management pops in for an hour and goes through all the flip charts with a red pen.

What journey has left the deepest impression on you? read more
What journey has left the deepest impression on you?

My time as an overseas volunteer in the coordination office of Natural Farming in Zimbabwe as the only white westerner.

If it’s raining at the weekend, I most like to… read more
If it’s raining at the weekend, I most like to…

Do a mixture of clearing my desk, swimming, busying myself, chilling, reading, phoning and drinking lots of tea and coffee. Weekends where it rains the whole time are getting noticeably less frequent…

What did you want to become when you were a child? read more
What did you want to become when you were a child?

At the age of five I wanted to become a dustman (as it was called) because I was fascinated by the lever they used to lift the dustbins into the lorry and it made such a din as the dustbins were made of metal.

What is your motto at work? read more
What is your motto at work?

I find this way of looking at problems helpful:
Problems are old solutions that are no longer helpful in the present and need to be replaced by other solutions.