Interview Tata Kiani, Author + Host, Berlin

Tata Kiani

https://www.instagram.com/violetkiani/

http://missviolet.de/

Fotos vom ersten Supperclub im Hotel Adlon Kempinski

 

Where are you living?

I live in Berlin
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

 30ish

What inspires you?

Travelling, Berlin, London, my older sister, Music

Tell me about what you do?

I work as a freelance author in Germany, I write a food blog in Switzerland, I work for a fashion retailers magazine in London and I host a supperclub at Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

 I wake up and look at my emails immediatly, I will have a coffee and start working in my pyjama. I finish my work day at 6ish and will squeeze in some late night hours if neccessary, I can work very well when its late.

What are some of your favourite source for information?

British media, I also hang out lots on facebook to stay connected with my friends who are all over the place
How social media influence your life?

 It is a huge influence, I could not live without it. I find it informative, inspirational and the perfect tool to keep updated about whats going on in everybodys life.

Why do I ALWAYS do this to my shirts? Not so dangerous after all… #icanteat

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Interview Danae Diaz, Artist (illustrations), Berlin

Photo by Nicole Sturz

 

http://danaediaz.com/

Where are you living?

Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

34

What inspires you?

Films, comics, Tezuka, books, Borges, music, Magritte, other people’s work, dreams, travels,…

Tell me about what you do?

I make illustrations for magazines, newspapers, books, ad agencies, music labels…. I also make animations and sometimes I work in bigger teams for animation productions such as featured films or TV series.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I wake up at around 8, take a shower, have breakfast, seat on the computer and start with mails check, bureaucracy and a little procrastination. After a couple of hours I get productive and start to draw. In the afternoon, after lunch break I get super productive and draw until the evening…at the end I think or make a work plan for the day after. In the evening I hang out, make sport or meet friends,… or I keep working if the deadlines are tight!

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Without doubt, the biggest, cheapest, easiest and fastest: the Internet. I also love to visit book and comic stores and ending buying something inspiring.

How social media influence your life?

I don’t really like to be active at that social media thing, and I am very bad with it…so I use it mostly to communicate with friends and/or colleges and being passive looking what others do. Very rare I post something myself, but I try to push myself now and then to be active, because I think it is a good way to promote my work.

 danae diaz illustration * www.danaediaz.com * +49 174 5270242 * contact@danaediaz.com

Die Zeit Hamburg Summer #diezeit #summer #illustration #editorialillustration #danaediazillustration

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Interview Carol Roth, Entrepreneur/ Play Herself on TV/Author/ Investor, Chicago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Roth

http://www.carolroth.com/

http://www.cnbc.com/carol-roth/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/carol-roth

 


Carol Roth is an on-air contributor for CNBC, a “recovering” investment banker, entrepreneur and best-selling author.


Where are you living?

I kind of live in an airplane.

Most of my shoes and my only husband are located in Chicago, so I call that home.  I spend at least one day a week in New York City and am often in other locales as well.

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m basically an overgrown 8-year old.

 

What inspires you?

It would be easier for me to determine what doesn’t inspire me (housework).  I am incredibly curious, so I find inspirations in a variety of environments, geographies, people and more.  I’d probably be better off if I were not so easily inspired!

 

Tell me about what you do?

The short answer is that I am an entrepreneur and I play myself on TV.  My actual roles and activities encompass being a TV contributor, panelist, co-host and judge, currently on America’s Greatest Makers (Tuesday nights at 9p ET on TBS) and on CNBC, particularly the Closing Bell (4p ET Wednesdays on CNBC).  I write for many outlets, including a weekly column at Entrepreneur.com and have authored a bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation.  I’m a recovering investment banker who has completed more than $2 Billion in transactions.  I used to do more capital raising and M&A, now it tends to be more around joint ventures and licenses.  I do spokesperson and consulting work with brands like Microsoft and Bank of America and a ton of content creation.  I manage a team that does customer loyalty consulting.  I make investments and advise a few companies.  I speak and emcee for a variety of companies and entities.  I am launching a legacy planning product.  Let’s just say that I’m busy.

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

Based on the above, there’s no typical day.  In the first quarter of the year, I’ve taped a full TV series and done more than a dozen live shows. I’ve written dozens of pieces of content.  I’ve hosted a live event for Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic.  I’ve done speaking engagements for Entrepreneur and Microsoft, among others.  I’ve gotten a software product out of alpha and into beta.  I’ve helped one of the start-ups that I advise raise around a million dollars.  I’ve managed the licensing of major properties with Fox and Hasbro for a client and done a successful fan club launch, amongst other endeavors. It never gets boring, that’s for sure.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Twitter is my favorite source for information, hands down, as it lets me quickly view curated information from top news outlets and journalists, as well as people that I admire and who are just good at finding information. Since my personal and professional interests span business, the markets, politics, sports, fashion, entertainment and more, it’s a great way to get up to speed quickly and then be directed to the appropriate outlets when and where I want to dive deeper into a subject.

 

How social media influence your life?

I love social media, particularly Twitter (I’m @CarolJSRoth).  It has allowed me to make business and professional connections.  It provides an outlet for me to share worldwide my opinions and content. I even got into a fight that went viral.  It’s an integral part of my every day, with the exception of the two weeks+ a year that I do an electronic sabbatical.

Interview Tanja Selzer, Artist, Berlin

http://www.tanjaselzer.de/

https://www.instagram.com/tanjaselzer/

Where are you living?

In Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

45, a very good age

What inspires you?

People, the crazy ones, who teach me not to accept ostensible rules, to think and live as free and creative as possible

Tell me about what you do?

I’m an artist with a focus on painting. Right now I’m working on a project called „soul mate crash“. Technically it’s about the interface between painting and fotography. The content is about the unexpected and how to deal with it.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

My 2 kids force me to have a clear structure, a classical ninetofive working day. I’m very happy about that, otherwise I would sleep during the day, work in the night and get a depressive vampire

What are some of your favourite source for information?

I listen to the radio the whole day and I love the internet

How social media influence your life?

I’m addicted

 

Schaumfrau 130×220 cm 2012 #painting #berlin #tanjaselzer #thefemalegaze #retrospective

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Interview Kira Bunse, Photographer, Paris

http://www.kirabunse.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kjbunse/

Where are you living?

I am living in Paris

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m born in 1978

What inspires you?

People, places, cultures

Tell me about what you do?

I am a photographer

I am working for fashion and I am also doing Portrait and Reportage photography

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I get up, do sports, breakfast, checking e-mails and I am doing, what I have to do on that day

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Movies, Books, Art and the News

How social media influence your life?

I am on Instagram and on Facebook but it doesn’t particularly influence me

Interview Julian Baumann, Photographer, Munich

 

http://www.julianbaumann.com/

https://www.instagram.com/baumann_julian/

Where are you living?
I am living in Munich.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
I am 33.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the people I meet and all the mistakes that I make.

Tell me about what you do?
I am a portrait photographer and I work for different magazines and cultural institutions.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
There is no typical day. But either I am on the road taking pictures or I spend my day in the office editing pictures. I share a beautiful office space with very good friends of mine, but unfortunately I only make it to the office on two or three days in the week.

What are some of your favorite source for information?
I have paper subscriptions for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit and The New Yorker. I especially love reading long pieces, that’s why I prefer getting printed matter. Headline News I get from Spiegel online or Facebook.

How social media influence your life?
I only use Facebook and Instagram as a newsfeed and to inform people about my recent publications. I am happy that I have a couple of friends who share interesting links, but of course I spent most of the time scrolling through all the rest.

 

#Wolfgangtillmans #allesbeimalteninblaubeuren

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Interview Marcela Sapone, Co-Founder and CEO of Hello Alfred, New York

@mssapone

helloalfred.com/

http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30


Articles by Marcela Sapone

The on-demand economy doesn’t have to imitate Uber to win

http://www.psfk.com/2016/01/hospitality-human-interface-consumer-tech-marcela-sapone-hello-alfred.html


About Hello Alfred

http://www.businessinsider.de/how-alfred-founders-built-an-operationally-profitable-startup-2016-2?r=US&IR=T

Meet Hello Alfred, A Single Portal For Your Home Service Needs

Hello Alfred Raises $10.5M To Automate Your Chores

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Alfred


Where do you live?
Brooklyn, NY

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
29

What inspires you?
People. Life is with people, they are why I get up in the morning, they can challenge you and help you learn all of life’s lessons. In business and life it is all about – it’s only about – how you make people feel.

Tell me about what you do?
I am the co-founder and CEO of Hello Alfred, the home operating system that integrates diverse on-demand and local services and delivers them past your door at the hands of a trusted, dedicated home manager (Your Alfred).

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
We start as a team everyday at 9am and state our goals for the day. Then I am in and out of the office meeting people, going on Alfred runs, talking to partners, customers, working on the product, writing, and helping people get shit done.

What are so me of your favourite source for information?
Twitter, JasonHirschhorn REDEF, linkedin pulse, Pocket, the New Yorker, a curated group of friends

How social media influence your life?
I like to live in the present and sometimes share the experience and things I’ve learned – twitter is my preferred medium to do that @mssapone

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Interview Marie Pohl, Actress, Writer, Singer, New York/ Berlin/ Vienna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPvUrk4ScMg

http://www.fischerverlage.de/site/marie_pohl/home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vge-kuee3k

Where do you live?
I spend a lot of time in New York and in Berlin and more recently in Vienna.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I do mind. Actresses should never talk about their age. We are as old as our roles need us to be.

What inspires you?
Inspiration is so very versatile. The ocean inspires me – it gives me a sense of belonging. A salsa dance with a great partner inspires me – it frees me from the necessity of words. Being on stage inspires me. Always. John Steinbeck inspires me. And Kafka and Karl Valentin. I love the quiet and unimposing moments. A rainy day with nothing to do. Loneliness. Empty bars. The night. The early morning hours. Boxing inspires me. Working hard. Starting from zero and finding myself at the very bottom and working my way up. Nina Simone. Langston Hughes. Cuba… inspiration often comes when I get up from what I am doing and take a break…

Tell me about what you do?

I am an actress for film and theater. I sing Italian love songs from the 50ties. And I write travel novels — like my books “Maries Reise” (Marie’s trip) and Geisterreise (ghost trip) — travel stories based on true experiences from countries such as Cuba, Ghana, Mexico, Indonesia, Georgia, Finland, Ireland etc…

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
It all depends on what I am doing, traveling or researching, writing or learning lines for a part. I can be an early riser and/or a late night lover. I have one ritual that I do every day: Before I speak to anyone after I wake up (whatever time that may be) I give thanks to whoever is out there protecting me. I drink a lot of coffee, also in the morning and I have recently started to box and am usually at the gym in the evening until 9/10pm. Then I eat.

What are some of your favourite source for information?
Books. Good books. Conversations with people on the street. Personal experiences (mine and others).

How social media influence your life?

I use Wikipedia a lot. And I keep in touch with people from all over the world. I can call and send messages for free to friends in Rome or in Berlin or in New York, Africa, Latin America, Asia, anywhere! I appreciate that. A lot. I also like reading what people I know are up to – keeping in touch – seeing what people are interested in and last but certainly not least, announcing my readings and shows and books, I find social media very helpful for that.

http://www.fischerverlage.de/site/marie_pohl/home

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Interview Alexa Karolinski, Filmmaker, Los Angeles/ Berlin


Karolinski's first major film was Oma & Bella, a documentary about her grandmother and her grandmother's friend and roommate. 
Both women were Holocaust survivors. The film features the two women cooking and discussing their lives
https://vimeo.com/user3300579

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa_Karolinski
http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/alexa-karolinski/
http://www.alexakarolinski.com/

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Where do you live?
I share my time between LA and Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
31

What inspires you?
everything around me

Tell me about what you do?
I’m a filmmaker

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
coffee, emails, walk the dog, emails, writing or shooting, watch videos, maybe a movie … it depends!

What are some of your favourite source for information?
the internet.

How social media influence your life?
It’s part of my life in a natural way. something I just do, like speak

gnarly LA sky. Poor forests.

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