Hartz 5 is a socio-economic experiment. The idea is simple: Nominate a person you like. It should be a person who spends too much time on money jobs and pledge one Euro to this person monthly. On a customised website you can explain why this person deserves this extra money. Imagine 100 people pledging you one Euro monthly; this probably wouldn't just change your financial situation, but also your self confidence. Now imagine 1,000 people or more pledging you one Euro. Important detail: There are no conditions. I guarantee you, people who get money unconditionally from a crowd will rethink the way they live and work. Hopefully they will spend more time and creativity on karma work and less on silly works.
A job which you do not for money but for good karma. It doesn't necessarily mean a social job such as helping the homeless. It can be anything. It's important that you feel it improves the karma not just for you, but also for the people and environment around you.
I have been spending a lot of time with my son and experimenting on different spark-ups.
It's like a start-up, the only difference is I am totally fine with creating ideas that I don't have the ambition to realise. The education projects Hartz IV Möbel, www.dclass.de and www.openschoool.org are such spark-ups. I try to inspire people to get into motion.
Often I post a crazy idea on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/buildmorebuyless and wait for reaction. Recently I have posted a book by Ahmad Milad Karimi and said I would like to make a film about it and then 3 months later we did it. The film is called #3min Of Fame, Love and Peace and will be presented in November at the Reflecta Filmfestival in Frankfurt.
I always wanted to get suited up in red and blue and hunt super villains like Spiderman does. Today I do not hunt anybody, but I mostly wear red sneakers and blue jeans.
Running in Gleisdreieck Park.
The ability to make others laugh and love.
My wife. What a stupid question. (My wife IS reading this!)
What's the one thing you would change about the world if you could?
As the Master of the Universe I would first of all free the economy from interest.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee with Hafermilk.
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One of the most exciting projects for betahausX this year (which is also continuing in 2020) is their new startup challenge called The Werder Lab - a global startup competition that aims to reimagine the way clubs like Werder work with athletes, fans and partners.
This year couldn’t end without us having our favourite events - the end-of-the-year holiday party and the BETAPITCH Global Finals. On the 6th of December we saw the 9 finalists of the regional BETAPITCH competitions pitching in front of our jury. Congrats to Troy from Hamburg for winning the big prize.
We finished the year at our Holiday Party celebrating anything and everything at betahaus | Neukölln together with our members, friends of friends and our favourite artists from Passiflora LIVE, Tapete and Kotoe.
Thank you for being with us in 2019. It's been a crazy big year for us and it wouldn't been possible without your support, trust and the hard work of our amazing team. Have an amazing holiday time and we'll see you again in 2020.