Your phone is the most powerful weapon you’ll ever have. Use it. Dammit.

French girls. They have this je-ne-sais-quoi. Flair. Attitude. This aura of pure feminine invincibility. I know what I’m talking about, I’m married to one. When Joséphine Goube, the CEO of Techfugees -a non-profit based in London – took the stage to kick off SXSW, she did it the French way: with a spring in her …

Don’t add stupidity to the genepool…

My SXSW 2018 preview

As I slowly get mentally prepared for smoked Texan BBQ and out-of-this world’s Taco’s, it’s time to throw the dice, and predict what the buzz at this year’s SXSW conference is going to be. Two years ago, the Austin based conference was a happy, boiling tech and new media happening, chaperoned by president Obama himself. …

100.000 miles

It probably is a clear manifestation of midlife crisis. Or the desperate cry of an ego trying to break out. Or an honest try to order a gazillion of my thoughts in a mostly structured way. It’s certain that I miss playing with words, sentences and magic dust. So, I’m writing a book. A collection …

#SxSW: how to prepare for wisdom, beer and rattlesnakes

I’m getting prepared for #SxSW, the 14th time I’ll be flying out to the Mecca of emerging technology, new ideas and creative thinking. Every year I come back buzzing with excitement, and a million ideas. #SxSW is cerebral doping, enhanced synapses and trigger-happy neurons. Thousands of keynotes to navigate through at the official venues, and …

Dear Tara,

You just turned two. It took me a full day to recover from that simple fact. Two.  Seven-hundred-and-thirty days ago, I held you for the very first time. You were tiny, pink, soft, and warm. About as big as my hand.  And look at what you’ve become. You’re two. I enjoy every single moment: how …

Marc Pritchard (P&G): Winter is coming

It’s a fist in the face of the media industry. Marc Pritchard, CMO of P&G, swung his baseball bat eloquently from the central stage at Dmexco, right in the whitened teeth of the mostly digital audience. In nutshell, he blames poor overall viewability, shady agency contracts and deals, a blatant lack of transparency, a lack …

 Jessica Meir, astronaut: Diversity, yes. But only by working as hard.

It is not everyday that you can date a real astronaut. So I had to admit that I was a tiny bit nervous to spend some time with my very personal astronaut crush Jessica Meir (please, don’t tell my wife :-).) For a boy like me, who was kicked out of astronaut school for not …