„Du bist ja gar nicht so negativ.“ Es riecht nach Zimt und Winter in dem Café, das ein Freund als Treffpunkt für einen Austausch gewählt hat, nachdem er meinen alten Blogpost und die dazugehörige Statusmeldung auf Facebook gelesen hatte. „A smile relieves a heart that grieves“, zitiere ich die Rolling Stones in meinem Kopf. Eine Woche später stehe ich mittellaut […]

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On March 4th, 2013 I arrived in San Francisco and spent a huge chunk of the following two years there. As a ridiculously nostalgic person, I wanted to reflect on what’s happened since then and how I experienced my time in SF. While plotting together this blog post in my head I realized that I was […]

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Like almost every human being on the planet, I spent the end of the year reflecting on the past and making vague plans for the future. In recent weeks, I rediscovered my interest in an industry that I actually wanted to be in when I was 13. Over a cup of coffee, I first voiced […]

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„So how has your year been“, oh the much dreaded question. I’ve never been so conflicted about my honest response than this past year. On paper, it all looks fine. Business-wise, it’s been alright and given that I’m a freelance journalist, I really can’t complain much. Still, I feel like this year has been so […]

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This fall I finally decided to do some publishing on Medium. I always refused to use the site as they’re not accommodating to the needs of professional creators at this point (I just heard that’s changing). So here are the articles I posted on Medium in the past weeks: 20 Years of Jagged Little Pill: How […]

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I contribute to various publications on a daily basis, so it’s tough to keep track of all my recent articles here. I really enjoyed interviewing the amazing Stephanie Urbanski on Fillmore, and also did a much discussed article about why I don’t report startup funding rounds. I elaborated on why Austria will never be able to […]

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On June 26th 2005, I hopped on a flight to a destination that would change my life forever. My first memory of arriving in San Francisco is taking BART to the East Bay. Gay Pride Parade was happening downtown, and while I didn’t see any of it underground, I knew when I saw two girls […]

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„Things I once thought unbelievable in my life, have all taken place“, singt PJ Harvey in meinem Ohr, während ich von Williamsburg nach Manhattan starre. Ich stimme ihr zu: Spätestens in diesem Moment ist wirklich alles, wovon ich nur träumen konnte, in meinem Leben wahr geworden. Es ist PJ Harveys Liebeslied an New York City, […]

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