“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. (…) Because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit.”
Next time it rains, tune into my favourite Youtube channel. As I said in the headline, you cannot fake passion and these people featured on CHOW channel they have it. Lots of it. And it’s.. it’s infectious.
Germany counts about 600.000 interns. German interns are skilled, highly educated and often have a proven track of work experience. To the majority of us, these people might sound like the perfect candidates for full-time positions. However, in Germany they’re most likely to be hired as low-cost interns. Interns are […]
Regulations often make things complicated. There are so many great ideas that have fallen through because people didn’t want to deal with the officials and couldn’t find or afford anyone who would. In some countries it’s easier to start a business; in others it’s harder. In New Zealand i.e. it takes […]
The one thing I’ve probably never discussed with any of my girlfriends is my period. We get it. We might mention our hurting tummies. We move on. Never ever have I mentioned any issues that I might have had when inserting tampons or using pads. It’s – as you can imagine – not […]
There are many things to be said about transparency at work and how some professions are definitely under-presented in the world of social media. I’ve recently published an article about this and would love to get your feedback. You can find it on medium.
Instagram’s recently honoured me by making me one of their suggested users. I’d love if you’d come by and say “Hi!” too. Look for @kathmo.
It’s been about three years since I first joined Instagram. Today I can say that I have a more or less successful Instagram account. It’s not one of the big ones, but it has a decent number of followers. As I’ve been a user since the very early days – and was […]
Ambitious but daunted. Recognised yourself? You might one of many millennials who recently entered the job market. Yesterday I wrote about my recent email exchange on the widely known and often discussed megalomania of GenY. I believe our attitude has to do with the expectations raised in us by our parents. We’ve […]
The way work has been discussed lately has changed a lot from what it used to be before GenY entered the labour market. It seems like GenY, my generation, questions many of the things that were utterly normal to GenX; not necessarily to GenY’s liking. . Many have raised their voices against our […]
Recently a friend asked me to correct her letter of application. First I looked over the CV and then corrected the cover letter. It made me think about what a good application is expected to look like. You might remember just as much as I do about how they taught […]
“It was the first piece I worked on with Wes when I arrived in Germany, so this was the prop that I cut my teeth on. I really got a feeling for his fastidiousness on this one – we must have gone through almost 40 different page layouts until he […]
For me the idea of design has always been to improve people’s lives. This is also why I’ve enjoyed watching the video of a project Job Jansweijer realised for his graduation. Many children, who fall ill, need to be isolated during difficult treatments. Not only are these kids sick, they also […]
Only recently I’ve been confronted with the question of whether or not I consider myself a designer. Now, that’s quite a tricky one. Ever since I left University I’ve never had the term ‘designer’ anywhere imaginably close to my job title. Although I hold diplomas that will assure you that I’m […]
A while ago I came across this infographic that shows, that most of the things we eat are products from one of ten enterprises. Ten, in the whole world. You might have noticed that these brands are always the ones right at eye level in the supermarket shelf. Coincidence? I […]
“..But you’re one of the start-up people everyone’s talking about. That sounds pretty rockstar to me.” Well, fair enough. I might be just that. With all its clichés. That’s indeed exceptional and great. Still, there are things that should be highlighted. Just because they are rather unusual, which I am […]
StreetFood Thursday is an artisan food market in the heart of Berlin. The moment I walked in for the first time I knew that this is a place where I’m most likely going to spend most of my Thursdays. It’s simply great food, great people & a great atmosphere. […]
First of all – Hi from Berlin. A few months ago I moved to become part of the tech start-up scene. This time I’ll share more of the story and how things often come together. Often in crazy ways, but that’s life I suppose. You’ve probably noticed, that it’s been […]