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Impulse

Do you want to work on a new innovation or further develop certain processes? Sometimes an impulse can be enough. For example, in a presentation that on the one hand covers the whole range of digitisation and future possibilities in an entertaining and tangible way (for everyone), but on the other hand also enters into the branch- or region-specific topic. As a rule, this accelerates the creative processes or makes people who are sometimes not used to be creative at the push of a button think in a new way. Contact Max welcome@maxthinius.de

Webinar

Different teams are working on different new solutions. These can be presented and evaluated again and again via webinar technology within a fixed time frame. Why? Because the creative input is multiplied in this way. Half an hour of presentation and half an hour of discussion or further development are often enough to address the whole range of possibilities the future offers with the employees. If necessary, ideas for further development can be formulated and coordinated afterwards. Contact Max welcome@maxthinius.de

Strategy evaluation

There is a strategy in the company. Either a fixed strategy or a lived one. Does it still match the development in the market and in international comparison? Just take the health industry: here the market is developing from “treating” to “preventive” solutions – but this is changing the entire market and the business models that function within it. The problem Strategies, whether established or lived, are long-term oriented. And that is actually a good thing, because they describe many basic skills of the company and facilitate many daily processes, because they are created on the basis of a clear orientation. However, in a phase like digitisation, it may be necessary to adapt your strategy. Many companies do so, but out of ignorance of future “real” developments (i.e. the cross-sectoral development of society as a whole – and not the apocalyptic promises of many consulting firms) they leave their own authenticity behind and enter into a dependency, either on new technology or on investments. The solution A strategy evaluation shows you whether your strategy (company, …

Future and Project Advisory Board

To shape and maintain the own company, the region, in a long-term sustainable way. And, above all, to empower your own employees to do this “themselves” and thus to move the company. The problem Most innovations are linear. That means: from the record to the CD. But digitalization has made “Spotify” possible. And music is now no longer sold via CD stores, but by telecommunications companies and app platforms. So you have to rethink and move closer to other industries to recognize new visions of the future for your own business. Many companies bring start-ups into the company or cooperate with them. This is one way to get ahead, but often leads to a loss of authenticity towards existing employees – moreover, their longstanding know-how is not used. The solutuion A future/project advisory board that looks into specific projects or the overall development of the company at irregular intervals and compares them with future opportunities. The exchange and involvement of employees to steer their potential into the future. For certain problems, specialists from individual sectors …

Our living spaces are changing through digitalisation.

From the country to the city or from the city to the village – how our society is changing its structure through digitalization. It is called digitalization or digital revolution. Many people also call it Industry 4.0, a term that was coined by the German government. And so many terms are now being used in this direction: Economy 4.0, Education 4.0 or even Village 4.0. Does digitalisation offer the possibility of a renaissance of villages? For decades we have been learning that people are being drawn from the village to the city – until a few years ago, all studies and forecasts were based on the assumption that life and work will continue to be in the urban area – even in the future. Village means narrowness and dwindling opportunities the longer you stay there. So many villages are abandoned today, only “the old” are still there. In return, the cities are bursting at the seams. Does digitalisation reverse the trend “from the village to the city”? First of all, it is important to understand …

Mobile into the future of real estate

The Real Estate Innovation Summit 2018 of Feldhoff & Cie in Frankfurt shows how mobile the best in the real estate industry already think. Actually, it is quite clear: A property is an investment in the future – for 20, 50, 80, 100 and more years. And not only in real estate, but also in the structure of our society, how we live, work and keep ourselves healthy. Real estate forms the framework of the society into which we define our quality of life. At this summit in Frankfurt I asked the following question: What are the 1-3 burning issues of the future? A good 50% of the proposed topics are in the direction of sustainability, social peace and general quality of life. Around 25% focus on concrete topics such as work, everyday life and education. A further 25% put forward concrete topics on the development of the real estate industry. Which is logical, of course. But here, too, a very mobile, open-minded way of thinking can be seen, which is oriented towards the basic …

Digitisation of a region: Olsberg, Brilon, Meschede

What always excites me in South Westphalia is the openness and curiosity with which people approach the topic of digitisation – they look at the opportunities and try to eliminate the risks together. That is great! And right, very important: Digitization WITH THE PEOPLE. Here you try to take everyone along, explain it and look for opportunities, may build your own networks from time to time. Really an example region for digitization. Here is a short contribution by Prof. Dr. Ewald Mittelstädt – at the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen in Meschede he is one of the most innovative teachers in Germany – for entrepreneurship: Digital competence landscape Olsberg & region Yesterday the cities of Brilon and Olsberg invited to Olsberg to forge the future of the region together with the futurologist Max Thinius. Digitisation offers new opportunities for South Westphalia and due to its excellent structure, the region was chosen as the digital example region for Europe. Since the topic of digitisation is of great importance, observations are no longer sufficient. Companies must integrate themselves, because only …

From hipster to gentleman/woman – the future becomes gentle.

We will continue to develop. From hipster to gentleman to gentlewoman. Certainly also to Gentledivers, but let’s not open the discussion here! Even more about the gentleman/-woman: TheGentlePack Hipsters have changed the world – Gentleman/woman will restructure it Hipsters have an important task at the end of the industrial era: Through their unconventional views, experimental new structures in work and private life, and usually high values, they have moderated the transition from industrialization to digitization. This also includes a new way of thinking. For the digital structures are different from those in industrialisation. Industrialisation was based on efficiency, which is why metropolises and large companies and production processes have also emerged. The digital world rather offers trial-and-error possibilities, because you can often try something out very quickly with a little lever. This requires a new way of thinking and, above all, a breaking open of old thinking structures. We owe a lot to the absolute nonconformism of hipsters. Only if we rethink will we redesign the future. You showed us how to do “different”. Especially …

No fear of the future!

No fear of the future! Probably the most entertaining insight into the future, understandable for everyone. Max explains how the future actually works, why we sometimes panic (but don’t have to) and who actually shapes our future. He takes a trip into the world of intelligent refrigerators, new health care systems, smart technologies, self-driving cars in smart cities and wondrous developments promised for our smart everyday life. He brings all this “smartness” together in an understandable way and shows us why the digital revolution will not overwhelm us in the end, but rather why it offers us all prospective opportunities. Keynote / Show – 45/90 min Cal Max as Speaker or Moderator anfragen@maxthinius.de Via VoiceBox: +49 30 6130 90 41   welcome@maxthinius.de Photo by Hendrik Haase  

With Deutsche Bahn into the future

I don’t mind admitting it: I take the train. A lot. I’d like that. Right now, for example: just before Hannover, with a wonderful view of an avenue between fields. I can think well. About the future, about our life 4.0. And again and again I notice how big the difference between fiction and truth is in this topic. What is important: we need to talk about the future. And the possibilities that lie ahead. The opportunities. The prospects. These are far more than the risks. Yet they dominate the discussion. There is a great variety of positive possibilities: in everyday life, health, ageing, economy, justice – but we can only make use of all these great opportunities if we deal with them. Otherwise others will do so. And they serve us ready-made solutions. Whether they suit us then or not. So it’s better to think for yourself and look positively into the future – and do so. Just do it. I have not only thought a few short inspirations “in” the railway, but also …