How to live it

  • Dr. Günter Kast

Pure. Wild. Sustainable.

(Reading time: 6 - 11 minutes)
Long-distance travel. Stefan Moosleitner (pictured above left) was a manager in the media industry and an independent entrepreneur. But his true passion is travelling. Now he curates extraordinary and sustainable adventures - in a country more associated with civil war and drug cartels than with ecotourism: Colombia. Colombia doesn't need to look in a mirror to know who is the most beautiful on the entire South American continent. The country doesn't even need to invoke Gabriel García Márquez, who confessed his affection for Cartagena, the port city on the Caribbean coast, in his epic of the century, Love in the Time of Cholera. Indeed, Colombia is more diverse and multifaceted than any other nation on the continent. "Land of contrasts"...

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  • Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen, Monika Nadler, Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen (WIFU)

Taboos in entrepreneurial families.

(Reading time: 3 - 6 minutes)
From the researcher's workshop. On the surface, keeping taboos seems to protect family cohesion. But what is not talked about continues to have an effect in the background. That is why it is important to recognize taboos, to understand them and to bring them to light. A taboo is something that must not be spoken about or done. So there are "speech taboos" and "action taboos". Both types can be found in business families. Not speaking or not doing is supposed to ensure the cohesion of the (family) community. In fact, however, it is counterproductive. This can be illustrated by some of the big, impactful taboo topics. The question of the actual suitability of a chosen successor, for example, is a point about which people like to keep quiet....

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  • Dr. Günter Kast

The white clan.

(Reading time: 6 - 11 minutes)
Skiing. With 8805 members from 60 nations, the Ski Club Arlberg, founded in 1901, is one of the oldest, most famous and most successful ski clubs in the world. Anyone who wants to be accepted into the circle must demonstrate a love of skiing - and a love of the region. A winter afternoon at the Hotel Kaminstube in St. Anton: As every Wednesday at 4 pm, the members of the Ski Club Arlberg (SCA) arrive. The traditional house of the Kössler family is conveniently located right next to the piste. Some are still wearing ski clothes, but most are wearing the grey-red-white club sweater. People greet each other, pat each other on the back, exchange business cards with newcomers - you are part of a large network. If you're lucky, you might even...

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  • Mariko Schmitz

The drink for the gods.

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
Mariko Schmitz is one of Germany's few sake sommelières certified in Japan. To all those who get wanderlust for Japan when the Olympics start in Tokyo in July, she advises to refine the evening with sake.

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  • Klaus Meitinger, Philipp Wente


(Reading time: 10 - 19 minutes)
Passion. People who come from great entrepreneurial families usually strive to create lasting value themselves. Kurt A. Engelhorn took a long time. But now he seems to have found his way there. The focus is on a special investment strategy, a virtual company, historic automobiles and, above all, a very special car race - the Bernina Gran Turismo.

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