best practice


October 5th, 2015 No comments



Fiorucci Plakat

Poster and ad.



A faster horse

October 5th, 2015 No comments



Ein schnelleres PferdFord Mustang kein Elektroauto bislang

Run Time

David Gelb
1 Stunde 249 Minuten



My father let me have his creme colored Mustang from age 14 on. That was in Germany where driving was prohibited under age 18. That was when he took the keys from me.

Age 14, when there were still borders in Europe, I took my friends across for ski trips on Austrian slopes. Dad told me how to drive in the everglades early on. In Washington DC he let me do the driving, got out of the car and said: “Meet you at the hotel.”

Today’s Mustang looks like a toy car. Why shouldn’t it? It is a toy, now isn’t it? It would make for a desirable EV and be something to look forward to.



This changes everything

October 4th, 2015 No comments



Das ändert alles

Plakat zum Dokumentarfilm This changes everything


Run time

Avi Lewis
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein, Vanessa Braided Hair, Crystal Lameman, Lliam Hildebrand, Li Bo, Chee Yoke Ling, Jyothi Aningi, Sunita Narain, Mary Christianou, Mike Scott
1 hour 29 minutes



A movie that has its effects even before viewing. I don’t even have to go and see it, since I love distraction from demands these times hold for us just like everyone else. No need to push me I am over the edge. The question being introduced come with its answer of tremendous value and impact.



What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

More so, I would like to extend the question to Volkswagen, its bosses, consultants, employees, managers and agencies. Now that their reliability and reputation is put to the test, a once in a lifetime opportunity is being offered to bring German engineering back and confront the requirements the early 21. century holds. How switch mockery back to reliability? A marketing challenge worth mastermind’s time. Make the world crack up with laughter and astonishment.

Diesel and gasoline are but a swindle in the face of emerging environmental collapses not counting the current emission scandal. A huge scandal will be to further waste resources on gas or diesel driven motorcars and miss out on the obvious evolution, vital for the future economy [of Germany].






Referendum from the documentary



The diesel scandal is a license for a new beginning

German detail verse is the best prerequisite to revive German engineering with engineering electric motors, proving skills with the development of long-lived batteries and devising enabling algorithms.



Germany's beloved Leitz binder

Germany’s beloved Leitz binder with data moved to the net.





All content of Germany’s beloved Leitz binders belong on the web

What hasn’t come to a bad end under the leadership of Angela Merkel but has led to continuous record breaking news from Germany, is to thank a nation holding still. Now holding still and not doing anything will lead to unprecedented radical events. In turn radical activities are now required to confront the otherwise inevitable with nations united and progressive technological trust. What a small country like Letland can do can be done by larger countries as well. All energy on the development of algorithms to create useful connections. Germany’s largest database is supposedly that of the job bank. It holds data of German business looking for employees and local job seekers. With algorithms it should be capable of connecting job offers with job seekers and provide an interface to make the connection up to the point of an interview. The interview can also take place via Skype which is has been reported that refugees stay in touch with their families. Extend and refine this tool by the German unemployment agency to scale for all of Europe and you have a preventive measure for registration of refugees before trespassing.

I have worked with the German chancellors’ digital campaign team at the Konrad Adenauer house in Berlin and have rarely met a more capable or more adapt team in any of my fortune 500 business experience.

Demand screening for your town.

Order Naomi Klein’s book

Spiegel commentary by Armin Mahler in english.



Philosophical practice

September 22nd, 2015 No comments



Thomas Palzer / The coming book

Nicolai Howalt / Courtesy Martin Asbæk, Edel Assanti Gallery & Bruce Silverstein Gallery.



The coming book is a website

A website that belongs on your bookshelf with a difference. While it doesn’t matter to the author if you read his book, as long as you have purchased it – it makes a world of difference to our author that you read his website.

Literature and philosophy are for a fastidious existence.

Thomas Palzer is an award winning German author, philosopher and film director. Palzer is best known for his elegant, fluid use of the German language. Frequent Pop Sunday radio shows for the Bayerischer Rundfunk contributed to his popularity. With regular columns on the topic of Zeitgeist Palzer is regarded as trustworthy.

You can order the cover motif by Nicolai Howalt as poster 39,4 x 27,6 Inches for $ 64 £41 + shipping here. The poster is beautifully printed on Gallery Art Matt, 200 g/m2. The poster is signed.
Printed in 2014 by Medicine Museion, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Do visit the website that belongs on your bookshelf.



The postcard that reveals the web’s greatest secret

September 21st, 2015 Comments off



Karl Valentine postcardKarl Valentin postcard

Karl Valentin postcard presented on a handkerchief used by German army parachuters for orientation.



“All is said, but not by all.”

made in munichWho said it and when? Karl Valentin (1882-1948), the Bavarian Charlie Chaplin. Much later and better known outside of Bavaria, Bill Bernbach, initiator of the advertising creativity revolution, stated: „Word of mouth is the best media of all.”





Live faust, die junge

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It’s a blast!

September 14th, 2015 Comments off



It's a blast!




“It’s a blast!“

World class reliabie ads


Listerine (Pfizer)



It’s a blast to have advertising around that won’t leave the audience behind flustered. Or with the unsettling uncertainty of missing out on something. A welcome disruption of disruptive advertising.

In Europe, German tv is dominated by me-too products of American start up ideas. Feels like 95% of reliable household brand names are gone. Bummer.



Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?

September 13th, 2015 Comments off



Was ist Aufklärung? Courtesy of Antiquariat Hammerstein, Munich, Germany.Paperback Edition Courtesy Antiquariat Hans Hammerstein, Munich. Germany.

Courtesy of Antiquariat Hammerstein, Munich.



In 1784 Kant answers the question in the first sentence of the essay published in the Berlinische Monatsschrift (Berlin Monthly):



Enlightenment is man’s emergence
from his self-incurred immaturity.


Kant understands the majority of people to be content to follow the guiding institutions of society, such as the Church and the Monarchy, and unable to throw off the yoke of their immaturity due to a lack of resolution to be autonomous. It is difficult for individuals to work their way out of this immature, cowardly life because we are so uncomfortable with the idea of thinking for ourselves. (Wikipedia)

Read in full (Columbia University).



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Scary, a surprisingly promising looking German movie!

August 24th, 2015 Comments off



“Goodbye Mommy” is a surprisingly promising looking German movie

Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz pumping fresh fuel into gone stale German movie making



When you least expect it, the Germans turn up.

Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz make you forget bad chokes about “Das Boot”. Their horror thriller comes as a welcomed surprise. Less welcomed, perhaps by families with mothers who had undergone cosmetic surgery.

Forgotten are the days of depressing Fassbinder realities. Hello Mommy. Goodbye Tatort.

Take note of the fabulous casting: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz. Listen up when the amazing sound track, a German folk song toward the end of the trailer sets in.

It is in fact an Austrian Film, but as is the case with all good that come from Austria it automatically turns German.



Goodbye Mommy movie poster

Movie Poster



In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying struggle with fatal consequences on par with THE SHINING and DEAD RINGERS.



The Falling

August 21st, 2015 Comments off



Maisie Williams in The Falling

Maisie Williams in The Falling



Maisie Williams in The Falling

Maisie Williams in The Falling



That one person is really like three people

  1. The person you think you are.
  2. The person that people see.
  3. The person you really are.

The first time I heard this was when Justin Townsend was kind enough to evaluate one of my propositions for a self-promotion piece.

Good advice to pay attention to, for anyone working on their blog or self-promotion.