Margaret Childs

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Margaret Childs is the CEO and Publisher of Metropole. Originally from New York, Vienna has been her home town since high school. She is a board member of AustrianStartups and actively supports entrepreneurs in their internationalization efforts. She is known for loving Vienna passionately, talking too fast and inhaling coffee like there's no tomorrow. She tweets @mtmchilds. Photo: Michèle Pauty

Melange | The Vienna Stock Exchange A Piefke Takes Stock

Anyone who has done business in both Austria and Germany will tell you that the at-titudes and approaches can be like night and day. While Germans are famously sticklers for the rules, Austrians find more personal ways to do business, despite – or even bypassing – complex regulations. So what happens when the Vienna Stock […]
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Publisher’s Letter | This Is How We Do It

Imitation. It’s the secret to winning over any group you want to be part of. I know. I speak from experience. As a restless 14-year-old, my mother informed me that my Thursday evenings were to be dedi...

Melange | Club Culture Austria

The new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York on diversity, connecting artists and putting discovery over instruction. “For me, it’s the most exciting cultural post,” said Michael Hai...

Melange | The Bright Side of Bleakness

Pop star and comic Otto Jaus waxes poetic about fame, being funny and attempts to define the many meanings of the word Schmäh It’s not hard to see why Otto Jaus has been so successful as a comedian. ...

Publisher’s Letter | Schmäh Eats Sarcasm for Breakfast

Some people say that when you begin dreaming in a foreign language you have mastered it. That may be, but I say, it’s when you begin telling jokes that you’ve truly arrived. That’s humor fluency! I’m ...

Melange | Gorilla Kitchen: Everyday Investors

With the platform Own Austria, founders Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss aim to help people make better investments through trust and familiarity Few Austrians invest in the stock market. Most estimate...

Publisher’s Letter | The Art We Live In

  Often appreciation is just a question of perspective. As a high school student in Vienna, I spent warm afternoons riding my bike down the Prater Hauptallee, all the way to the Lusthaus a...

The Deconstructed Architect

At Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wolf Prix’s 5th district Architecture studio, the walls are lined with what hundreds of prints, renderings and models of dreamlike structures. Most are glass and silver buildings...

We Privatized a Zoo | A Chat with Tiergarten Schönbrunn’s General Manager

The director and general manager of the Schönbrunn Zoo, Dagmar Schratter, spoke to us about activism, animal husbandry, why some frogs wave and the tricks of impregnating an elephant Arriving at ...
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