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Think globally by acting locally – from the comfort of your own home!

Businesses conventionally use profits for their own benefit and entrust non-profit organizations and governments to solve social problems in the community. Sadly this is not enough. But, did you know there are also companies that invest their profits back into making a positive change in society? People helping other people to help themselves.

Why are we raising funds?
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We are some of these passionate people from around the world that have come together to make the world a better place. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and the goodwill of Coursera, the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is holding a massive open online course (MOOC) in Social Entrepreneurship for people of different backgrounds, ranging from successful business owners, to people working in the medical field, to university students, you name it!
This course allows us to connect with each other and create groups to develop a business plan around a social business. Through a competitive selection process, and chosen by an expert committee from CBS, the most promising social ventures developed at the end of this Social Entrepreneurship course will receive the funds that we raise this week!

How can you help us?
Make YOUR donation count on our fundraising page– every little helps… but in this case bigger IS better 😉
After you’ve donated tell 3 friends- we want this message to go global by Monday!

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I Hate Advertising So Why Should I Ever Try To Earn My Living Advertising Online?

Howdy folks,

Sorry - had to let this out...

Sorry – had to let this out…

sorry for the rant that is coming right now. You see, lots of people from A.W.O.L. Project has been following me since I’ve started this blog and I am always happy if someone follows my blog but these people, I would even unfollow them if I could. It is not that I hate any of them in person but I hate what they stand for. I want to confess that I tried online advertising/affiliating and stuff about six years ago. I set up an automated twitter account, bought some virtual lessons by a guy named Bill Crosby (sure he was making money, that’s the way these things work, the last ones are the ones that pay the bills) and tried people to get to click on my affiliated links. I never got any money of this and my clicks were quite low. So I gave up after about three months.

Now I am quite happy that it didn’t work for me. Now I know that advertising (as well as it is done most of the time today) is kind of stupid. Why should we try to create needs in someone’s mind? Because they have to buy the stuff we produce, of course, stupid! No! I, as an entrepreneur produce something to help someone to satisfy his/her real needs and hopefully even feel better and maybe even happy for some time.

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English: Logo of Adblock plus Deutsch: Logo von Adblock plus Español: Logo de Adblock Plus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even if online advertising is something said-to-be big, I don’t believe so. I think nowadays, most persons are smart enough to install something like AdBlock and give a f*ck about damn ads. Why should I waste 20 seconds before being able to listen to my favorite song? Better try for better solutions to earn money, folks! Online advertising is as dead as tv ads are, they don’t serve any purpose if you don’t have real advantages to satisfy someone’s real need!

Have to stop now, ranting like this is not my way of being and I guess you could have got my point, so it would be of no use to go on and on and on.

Do you agree with me? Which ads or ways of advertising do you like? Which do you hate? Why do you do so?

May peace surround you and be happiness your friend, I feel a bit better now, thank you!

Chris

Ten Thoughts That Changed My Life

Howdy folks,

Mind creates life

Mind creates life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

today I want to introduce to you ten thoughts that changed my life as you voted me to do so in the last customer service poll. I used the blockquote formatting to mark my thoughts, might see it as a citation of my mind.

(1) It’s a small world full of great opportunities and great people.

This thought came in my mind once again this morning when I asked a young man at the Karlsruhe Main Station for a pen to write the notes for this blog entry. We began to talk and realized that we are both studying at the Duale Hochschule at Karlsruhe, both studying Applied Computer Science. The only difference was that he started his studies in 2012 and I started in 2010, so he will hopefully enjoy the Software Engineering course I designed starting in October 2013 and I will have finished my studies and be employed by this time. Thank you very much for giving me a pen, Michael K!

(2) There are entity theorists and incremental theorists, also called fixed mind-set and growth mind-set people.

I believe that there are also inconsistent people. These people believe that they can improve in one area and keep at the same level for all their life in another area believing that they are not able to change this. I think that being an incremental theorist/growth mind-set people is essential for being able to head for meaningful activities. Which will make you happier, you know. I believe I can grow!

(3) If something is made for me, I will feel and find it someday.

Door light

Door light (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

I think that there are always opportunities that show you that you should decide to go somewhere and that you can always decide to live against what you are meant to but will feel when you listen to the hints of life and do what you are meant to. I just start to feel the flow then. Why someday? Because the good things sometimes take longer. I am taking singing lessons for almost five years now but only within the last two months, my progress have begun to scratch the surface of audibility.

(4a) If I do not take the responsibility for my life, nobody else does.

Does that sound daunting? It’s a great opportunity as you will see in the next thought…

(4b) Only if I take the responsibility for my own life and my personal development, I can become the best version of myself.

And that is what I aim for as I am looking for making my life a meaningful activity.

(5) We live in a wonderful world. How can I help and what can I do to maintain and even improve this world?

What do you think? What do you do?

(6a) I have to feel my body but be present and focussed on the outside.

Singer.

Singer (That’s not me, will post about my band when we are ready :)). (Photo credit: flo and me)

This is very important to have the right source of energy (the body) and be able to use this energy letting it flow to a target outside. As a singer, groove and audience help me to do so.

(6b) In my mind I have to be precise but my body will only be able to translate this precise imagination if it is not cramped.

So I have to differ between precise thoughts I make in my mind and precise actions that result from the precise imagination in my mind (call it a template for action) and are improved by regular, mindful reproductions of the mind template (known as training).

(7) Freedom does not mean you do what you want to. Freedom means that you do what you want to as long as it does not limit the freedom of other people.

E.g. you could turn up your music as loud as you want to but as you would thereby limit your neighbour’s freedom to have a nap or simply relax, you should not do so. To say it with Eleanor Roosevelt‘s wise words: “With freedom comes responsibility.”

(8) There is bad work, good work, do your own thing and meaningful activities.

Social integration and meaning plus following personal aims leads to a meaningful activity

Social integration and meaning plus following personal aims leads to a meaningful activity

I already wrote about this one. If you did not follow one of the two meaningful activity links above, you can read about it here.

(9) There is the instruction paradigm and the learning paradigm.

Regretfully, you can not only find it in college but almost everywhere in life. I wrote about my thoughts on the great book of John Tagg here.

(10a) I do not need to rely on existing enterprises to satisfy my needs. I could start my own business.

social media

social media (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

I often have ideas how to improve existing business models or how I imagine a great business/store of a certain kind. The last thing that came into my mind was my favorite future fashion store with no sale and no cloth hangers. As I am always looking for great opportunities and great people, I am sure that I will be able to realize the concepts one day.

(10b) We are all social beings.

So enjoy your friends, go for social interaction, use the amazing technical possibilities of our days. Join and communicate, meet people and make a difference, for you and for others. Remember, it’s a small world full of great opportunities and great people!

Goes without saying that I am looking forward to getting to know you and reading and answering your comments!