Week 31

Seems like I broke the monday release pattern for the week note. Berlin is testing our resolve to stay focused and in the office these days. It’s warm, it’s shiny and it’s … well … Berlin. Still, we managed to accomplish quite a few things in this last week.

Seems like I broke the monday release pattern for the week note. Berlin is testing our resolve to stay focused and in the office these days. It’s warm, it’s shiny and it’s … well … Berlin. Still, we managed to accomplish quite a few things in this last week.

Johannes has been mainly supporting a local agency from Berlin with our expertise in social. There is, of course, a constant demand for this kind of knowledge. While some agencies – like BBH Labs – managed to adopt, not everybody picked up the necessary expertise to advise their clients. That’s where we come in. Coming from an agency background, we know the pain points and how agencies operate. While we do not provide the execution part, we do – like in this case – provide extensive strategic advice and conceptual work.

Peter was juggling a couple of things. One of our first clients is the Next Conference and things are getting interesting with the event happening next week where Peter will be moderating the Social Layer track. If you are in town for the conference and interested in a chat – we will be roaming the halls of the conference. Ping us!

Coincidentally we are about to finish up a project with Die Zeit. Fabian, who teamed up with us on this one and Peter will be presenting the results in Hamburg.

As for myself: I mainly concentrated on Cognitive Cities this last week. There was (and still is) some accounting work to be done. We created a little mess for ourselves with that one, but it’s a good learning process. Some mistakes will certainly not happen again. At the same time, we’re preparing the first Cognitive Cities Salon in Amsterdam, which is now officially announced. With everything that is happening around CoCities, we decided to follow our guts and just experiment with the format a bit. There is no definitive version of how those events or the main conference will look like, but we are curious to learn by just doing something.

Travel schedule: Johannes is in Stuttgart on Wednesday and Thursday. If you are around, ping him. Peter is in Hamburg on Thursday and Igor is in Berlin for the whole week.

Author: Igor

Igor likes to connect the dots. As a strategic consultant in an increasingly complex world, he favours broad knowledge over specialisation. In the last five years, he helped shape strategic decisions at large corporations like Deutsche Postbank AG and Deutsche Telekom AG as well as at startups like Amen and refund.me. In his work he is focusing always on finding the appropriate solutions as well as the people who will be executing upon his advice. Beside the consulting work, Igor speaks at international conferences on variety of topics (SXSW, PICNIC, re:publica, etc.).