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Interview Marc Piesbergen, Creative Consultant, Guangzhou / Canton

Interview Marc Piesbergen

Where are you living?
In Guangzhou / Canton, Peoples Republic of China
How old are you

What inspires you?
People and nature

Tell me about what you do?
I enable creativity

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Haha, this changed a lot since I am a father:

6:00 am – get up,
6:30 – 7:30 am play with my little son,
7:30 am family breakfast,
8:00 – 8:30 am shower,
8:30 – 9:00 am check Emails,
9:00 – 9:30 am go to coworking-space,
9:30 am – 1:30 pm work,
1:30 – 2:30 pm lunch,
2:30 – 7:00 pm work,
7:00 – 7:30pm go home,
7:30 – 8:00 pm play with my son.
8:00 – 9:00 pm dinner,
9:00 pm – 0:00 am talking, planning, working, relaxing with my wife
What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Offline: The vibrant life and all the news in our 14 million people city – 34 million including Shenzhen and Hongkong. Here is one of the world´s hot spots ;))
Online: China Daily, NZZ, Spiegel online – which meanwhile more is like entertainment, not high-level journalism anymore.

How does social media influence your life?
Not at all – http://www.symbols-n-emoticons.com/Facebook Curly LipsFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Comments Smiley With Tongue OutFacebook Devil Smiley EmoticonFacebook Squint SmileyFacebook Angry SmileyFacebook Heart SymbolFacebook Glasses SmileyFacebook Sunglasses SmileyFacebook Pacman EmoticonFacebook Unsure Smiley


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Personal passion, failure and learning

Miya Tokumitsu, a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine and author of the new book Do What You Love And Other Lies About Success and Happiness, criticizes the pervasiveness of this idea in American work culture. She argues that “doing what you love” has been co-opted by corporate interests, giving employers more power to exploit their workers. conversation:

Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice (theatlantic.com)




“Before embarking on life as a freelancer and starting Nudge, I had a huge fear of leaving my 9–5 job. Whenever a chance to follow my dream would present itself, I wouldn’t take it.”

How to master your fear of failure (Essay)



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What we can learn from hackers, pirates and drug dealers

Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips argue that hackers, pirates, drug dealers and inner city gangs are natural-born-innovators with more in common with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than you might think.

“As I talked to these digital explorers…I found a common element, common philosophy that seemed tied to the elegantly flowing logic of the computer itself. It was a philosophy of sharing, openness, decentralization, and getting your hands on machines at any cost to improve the machines and to improve the world. This Hacker Ethic is their gift to us: something with value even to those of us with no interest at all in computers.”

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Peter Drucker: Are You a Listener or a Reader?

Managing oneself

  • What Are My Strengths?
  • How Do I Work?
  • What Are My Values?
  • Where Do I Belong?
  • What Can I Contribute?


Peter Drucker

“We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers careers.”