Das Ferngespräch

Step out of your routine, travel the world, get to know foreign countries, set yourself free! This is what Alexander’s one year world trip is all about. In “Das Ferngespräch” we follow Alexander virtually and participate in his great adventure.


Roughly estimated I’ve given about 1300 technical presentations over the years. With the last mayor website update I killed most of the materials as they were hopelessly outdated. But I will collect new stuff along with other downloads for you on this page.


This is a short German podcast with ideas and stories inspired by numbers. It is also an audio playground where I vary in publishing rhythm, format, technique and generally have fun with the medium. I aspire it to be daily but assume to fail in that.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams

Rich, Thin, Fat, Native… uhm… Client.

Let me start by admitting something: I’m old. Well, not really but by the standards of my kids and many startups or developers I meet these days I definitely am. 39 years means that I’ve seen the industry for about 25 years. There, I said it. Quarter a century. Oh boy. Well, now that this is established, let me state something the truly old (not me, I’m referring to the ancient ...

Meet the German Startup Scene

It is often said that the Silicon Valley is THE place to be for high tech startups. But after organizing Google Launchpad, a one week pre-incubation bootcamp, I understand why some people disagree and prefer to be in one of the European hubs. The community is young, fresh, not yet completely streamlined towards fast exits. The startups we invited late september were impressive in their breadth and dedication. Even experienced mentors ...


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RT @anerzaehler: Die magische Zahl 7 plus/minus 2 heißt ein klassisches Paper der Psychologie... reden wir darüber. http://t.co/BJ7Bx85rJi
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RT @anerzaehler: Hat Hemingway tatsächlich die kürzeste Kurzgeschichte der Welt geschrieben? http://t.co/bX9yZMg70y
RT @Wolke17b: "Einen großen Kaffee bitte!" "To-go?" "Nein, lassen sie ihn hier und halten ihn warm. Ich schaue mindestens 1x pro Woche nach…
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