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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The first time Alminko Dugic got in a 70-meter-high crane, he didn’t even know how to turn it on. Even though he had taken the requisite course for the job, it turned out to be “totally useless.”Due to safety issues, students were not actually allowed to do any practical...
For these international families, being multicultural brings benefits well worth the effort. While children find their footing in their adopted land, parents help keep them connected to their culture of origin while encouraging them to stitch their own identities. By Michael Bernstein & Benjamin Wolf The Morozov Family “Lilly and I know...
In our May issue, we teamed up with AustrianStartups to ask twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystem.Today we feature Diagnosia co-founder Lukas Zinnagl and his hero, Markus Wagner of i5invest.  Lukas Zinnagl / Diagnosia  Role: Co-Founder & CEO What they do: Diagnosia offers health professionals access...
In our May issue, we teamed up with AustrianStartups to ask twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystem.Today we feature Durchblicker founder Reinhold Baudisch and his hero, Armin Strbac of Shpock.  Reinhold Baudisch / Durchblicker  Role: Co-Founder & Managing Director What they do: Help consumers compare options,...
Managing directors, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)Dr. Klaus Pseiner and Dr. Henrietta Egerth are joint heads of the FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft), where, since its founding in 2004, they have helped public research and development (R&D) funding find its way into the right hands. Careful selection of projects is a...
The general manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, Norbert Kettner, shared his plans for “reputation management” and coined our new favorite phrase: Lifestyle Spießer  As we joined him on a cold November afternoon, our conversation with Norbert Kettner turned easily to luxury – a topic Vienna’s tourism sector is certainly...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their specialityHonorary President Transparency International Austria Corruption is something no country is proud of.  So many cringed when a succession of banking scandals, fallen federal ministers and shady lobbyists...
On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more importantManager, Wikimedia AustriaWe might use them every day, but few of us stop to consider who is behind the biggest online platforms. As the standard go-to source for information, Wikipedia has become an institution...
We met Sharon Booth, an inpirational Canadian-born, Juilliard-educated dancer who found her way to Vienna, now teaching contemporary dance at the StaatsoperSharon Booth was nicknamed “The Giver.” She says this comes from giving her all on stage and to her students. Admittedly, even in conversation, this mother of two delivers energy with every...
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