How to live it

  • Peer Clinten und Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve, Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen (WIFU)

Empowering the children of shareholders.

(Reading time: 3 - 6 minutes)
Families, it is said, lose their business in the first generation for lack of insight, in the second for lack of harmony, and in the third for lack of interest. Therefore, a scientific study of the socialization of shareholder children is of great importance. For they will shape the family business and the entrepreneurial family in the future.

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  • Dr. Günter Kast

A heart for Africa.

(Reading time: 6 - 11 minutes)
Passion. For many years, Hellmuth Weisser was co-owner, chairman of the board and supervisory board of Marquard & Bahls AG, a global energy trader and tank farm operator based in Hamburg. Now he is building a 22,000 hectare animal sanctuary in South Africa, investing around 30 million euros in the project.

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  • Hanns J. Neubert

Thought transference.

(Reading time: 6 - 11 minutes)
Innovation. Brain-computer interfaces send information directly from a living brain to the electrical circuits of computers. In this way, people today can control machines simply by thinking. And this is only the beginning.

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  • Mathias Heller


(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
Mathias Heller wants to revive the classic soda culture with his siphon manufacture. That's why he restores old siphons - creating unique pieces with a history for true bar culture enthusiasts. We were a small group of friends, and as bourbon lovers we loved to go to cocktail bars. On a trip to New York we stumbled upon an old Sparklets Soda Siphon at a flea market, which we bought for about 20 dollars. Wouldn't that be a cool thing, we thought, to get this already a bit battered siphon working again? We hadn't even thought of a deal yet. We wanted the syphon for our own use. In the past, bars used to mix drinks like bourbon with soda water - and the soda water was made in these siphons. At that time, the only thing that stood in the...

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  • Dr. Günter Kast

The pleasure family.

(Reading time: 6 - 12 minutes)
Tradition. The Döllerers from Golling near Salzburg prove that money can be earned with top-class gastronomy - if it is integrated into a harmonious overall concept. Now in its fifth generation, more than 20 family members are involved.

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