“Our goal was to make banking personal and interactive, using all the elements of design and creativity that people really love.” Maurizio Poletto, managing director, George Labs, Erste Group As professional marketers and designers know, digitally savvy millennials are some of the toughest customers out there. As early adopters and influencers, millennials have become a key demographic for companies and agencies […]
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It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and Laura from Vienna, where both of them live and work. It is their first time out together in a long time, and they are sipping a fresh and aromatic GrĂŒner […]
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It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and Laura from Vienna, where both of them live and work. It is their first time out together in a lon...
With the opening strains of Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony, I close my eyes and imagine the burgeoning life of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the pulsing biodiversity of the lungs of our city illustrated in music. Chipper strings portray a sunny countryside while the woodwinds join in shortly after, mimicking the twittering of birds. The composer went for long walks through these woods during his years […]
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Founder, Fund of Excellence, Erste Group “Human capital is the oil of the 21st century. Ten years ago, it was all about big data. Now it’s about talent.” Natalia Corrales-Diez is a human angel. Attractive and poised, she easily turned heads as we walked through the spacious, modern reception hall of the Erste Group corporate […]
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Director, Die Wiener Volkshochschulen “When the world is spinning faster than you are, you need help to keep moving forward – so you don’t go off course.” The German word Quereinsteiger is tough to translate into English. Literally, it’s “someone who comes in from the side.” It’s used to describe people who enter a profession […]
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Environmental Economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) “Even though we were among the first movers towards sustainable growth, we are no longer the frontrunners.” In 1978, Austrians voted against nuclear power, resulting in the closure of the new Zwentendorf power plant. It would never operate. Back then, Angela Köppl was a foreign exchange student in the […]
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Forest Ranger “We’re very proud of the fact that the very concept of ‘sustainability’ originated from forestry.” If a tree falls in a forest, and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound? In David Jandl’s neck of the woods – 1,200 hectares of the Wienerwald – people may well hear it (there are […]
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Central Europe is thriving as never before in history. Any macroeconomic indicator will tell you that. While the measures are imperfect, the Prague and Bratislava regions appear among the top ten richest in the EU by purchasing power per capita. While the eurozone struggles to reach growth over 1% per annum, in Central Europe 3% […]
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