Photography taken from Brand Eins Cover July 2016

Wenn Kreise denken und lenken. Welche Organisationsform passt in die Wissensgesellschaft?

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Unternehmen quälen sich nicht ohne Grund mit der Frage nach der richtigen Form. Das klassische Modell der bürokratisch-hierarchischen Organisation scheint nicht recht zu passen zur Arbeit in Zeiten der Digitalisierung. Vor allem wenn es um die wichtigste Qualität eines wissensbasierten Unternehmens geht: seine Reaktionsfähigkeit. „Die ist notwendig, um in Zukunft in einer Welt zu bestehen, in der die Dynamik der Digitalisierung alle Unternehmen zu Softwarefirmen werden lässt und Effizienz durch zunehmende Automatisierung wohl bald an den Kollegen Roboter ausgelagert wird“, sagt Frank Klinkhammer, Gründer der Software-Beratungsfirma Netcentric.

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Théodore Géricault Portrait of an Artist in His Studio

Rather Art than Business: The best CEO’s get along without a MBA

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The Harvard Business Review released last week a list of world’s best-performing chief executives. One statistical detail easy to overlook deserves particular attention beyond the ranking: Only 25% of the top 100 CEO’s have an MBA. So, clearly there must be something else that matters when it comes to leading for long-term performance and the triple bottom line. Already some years ago leading thinkers and education experts such as Sir Ken Robinson stated “The master of fine arts is the new master of business administration,” and supported his claim in saying “a study of the educational background of leaders in 652 engineering companies in Silicon Valley — you would expect that they had a background in science, engineering and mathematics,  yet .

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Alexandre Calame Swiss Landscape

The Best Performing Executives: Also a Matter of Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Longevity

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“Only one of the 10 best-performing CEOs in the world runs a U.S. company”, the Washington Post headlines last week, while pondering over the results of this years’ Harvard Business Review list of world’s best-performing chief executives that was released earlier that week. Eight of the top ten are CEOs of European companies and editor Jena McGregor notes “it’s the balance of sustainability measures with financial performance that explains why CEOs of U.S.-based companies are less represented at the top.” The reason why Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who made it to the top previously, now moved down to #87 is because HBR changed the rules of the game.

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Künstler ins Management? Künstlerische Strategien als Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg

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Age of Artists nimmt an der Podiumsdiskussion von add art am 19.11.2016 in Hamburg teil. „add art – Hamburgs Wirtschaft öffnet Türen für Kunst“ hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, unternehmerische Kunstförderung in Hamburg erlebbar zu machen. Die Kunst in Unternehmensräumen ist dafür der Fixpunkt. Davon ausgehend lässt sich erkennen und hinterfragen, welchen Stellenwert Kunst für Unternehmen hat, welche Sammlungs- und Förderkonzepte hinter einem Kunstengagement stehen, sowie welche Formen des Zusammenwirkens zwischen Unternehmen und Künstlern bestehen.

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Jason Becheey Photo by Ida Zenna

„It’s after they have actually let their hair down and danced that the best ideas come out.“ – Interview with Jason Beechey

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[German version below]

Jason Beechey is a professional dancer and also rector of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, a renowned institution for classical and contemporary dance, that exists for more than 90 years. And yet the word artist makes him a bit scared when describing his line of work: “My name is Jason, I was born and my passion is exploring the body in movement with music, the possibilities and to help other people discover their possibilities.

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pangalactic gargleblaster and the heart of gold Art Under Construction

Gardeners and Actors at the Desk

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in May:

What our most innovative thinkers have in common isn’t what you’d expect. That caption attracted our attention for sure. The article 4 Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers  published at the OBSERVER says: “Originals are nonconformists—people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them,” Mr.

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Frédéric Glorieux Rue du Paradis

Art in Leadership, Politics and Startups

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in March:

Charles Eisenstein, Author and Speaker received an email from a student at an elite law school about Rhinos. On his blog he quotes it in full, because in his opinion, it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. He writes: “When we know what it is like to be them, we will be far more capable of disrupting the narratives that scaffold our world-destroying machine.

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Naturally gifted and continuously formed

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in February:

Dustin Timbrook, artist and creative director at Red Brick Strategies spoke at the TEDxHuntsville Conference about creativity. Watch the video to hear his thoughts about why or why not our world would be better off without artists.

At the Insight in Person podcast from January, the editors from Kellogg Inside ask: Why are business leaders turning to the arts — from storytelling to jazz ensemble, Argentine tango to tap — for insights into how to do their own jobs better?  

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Benjamin Quabeck

„I also place myself into the service of art“ – The director Benjamin Quabeck about leadership and the art of storytelling

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German version below / Deutsche Version unten

“Actually I consider myself as a storyteller”, says the German movie director right at the beginning of our conversation. Except of cine films Quabeck has told his stories also in video clips, television serials and audio dramas. “The purpose of all my works was to address the unconscious of the audience and to catch them in their profoundness; to tell a story which builds up on many flats and which catches the audience in the lower flats.

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