Machiavelli or bad hair day?

If you think everyone is out to get you and treat them accordingly, maybe you should think again. Because there are three good reasons to always assume positive intent: fairness, math, and love. 

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Einstein-inspired bees and sweaty smartwatches – IMPRESSO #29

In this edition: sweaty smartwatches, Einstein-inspired bees, and how to turn into a “numbers-person”.

by in July 2, 2020

Vampires & Power Rangers

Negative people leave us feeling de-energized and trigger our so-called ‘fight or flight’ mechanism. Let’s get rid of these vampires with what they hate most: Power Rangers, aka positive people!

by in June 18, 2020

Confetti brains and fat-burning mice – IMPRESSO #28

In this edition: confetti brains, AI that reads your opinion, and mice on a fat burning trip – IMPRESSO #28

by in June 18, 2020

Show up. Stand up. Speak up.

I usually write about things I know a thing or two about. This blog is different. This blog is personal. This blog is about a wake-up call from a friend that made me realize: the only way to fight racism is to show up, stand up, and speak up.

by in June 4, 2020

Corals making their own sunscreen and metal hunting bacteria – IMPRESSO #27

In this episode: corals making their own sunscreen, harnessing the dark side for electricity, and bacteria hunting for metal.

by in June 4, 2020

Agile Bullshit Bingo

Agile decision-making is no longer a fashionable buzzword, but a necessity. Let’s remove it from our bullshit bingo cards and use its principles to mitigate our biases and promote better decisions

by in May 20, 2020

Raincoats for viruses and drones as forest rangers – IMPRESSO #26

In this episode: Raincoat for viruses, drones as new forest rangers, and photonic chips that rock!

by in May 20, 2020

Our Monsters, Inc. Moment

Living with the threat of a global pandemic is challenging on so many levels. But what if the change of perspective is an opportunity too? This could be our Monsters, Inc. moment!

by in May 7, 2020

Heroic lamas and bionic arms – IMPRESSO #25

In this edition: lamas as heroes, bionic arms with touch sensation, and a photodegradable plastic that disappears in a realistic time scale

by in May 4, 2020

Distributed leadership – if not now, when?

Effective leadership is distributed leadership. We need sensemakers, relaters, visionaries, and inventors. And we need them all working together.

by in April 23, 2020

Shapeshifters and Robo-sidekicks – IMPRESSO #24

In this edition: harping in the fog, shapeshifting materials, and robotic sidekicks for our heroes fighting the pandemic.

by in April 23, 2020

Series 2. Episode 1. A fresh start in unprecedented times.

After an extended break, I’m now freshly enthusiastic about sharing insights and ideas that inspire me. I hope you’ll join me on this journey; one of the few journeys we can make right now without needing to leave the room!

by in April 9, 2020

Social Entrepreneurs are today’s Alchemists

It was fantastic to host changemakers from all over Europe at our home. The best way I can think of describing that contagious and inspirational vibe comes from my daughter. She describes this kind of energy as ”waking up in the morning wanting to light up the world, not just the room next door”.

by in November 14, 2018

Foldable mini-microscopes for everyone – IMPRESSO #23

In this edition: foldable mini-microscopes for everyone, a lucky strike against obesity and colouring garments with bacteria

by in November 14, 2018