Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q2/20)

Vinyl Selection of The Quarter (Q2/20)

COVID-19 is still our constant companion, but that does not mean we can somehow enjoy the time with the music! Therefore I am pleased to present you further records of my vinyl collection. In the following, you will get to know three old records and a more recent one that I randomly picked out of the vinyl shelf.

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“Metal Rap” Spotify Playlist

"Metal Rap" Spotify Playlist

What seemed to be a no-go area for decades is finally now more and more in the ascendant. I am talking about Metal meets rap! I am talking about showing respect for both cultures and even mixing them. As I am a massive fan of such crossovers of younger generations of talented musicians, I present you today my new curated Spotify playlist “Metal Rap”. Happy exploring and do not forget to turn the volume up!

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“Chilled R&B” Spotify Playlist

"Chilled R&B" Spotify Playlist

In the times of home quarantine due to the current COVID-19 health crisis that is affecting our daily life, I thought it was time for another Spotify playlist with music that supports us in such a strange situation. Whether you stay home alone or with your partner, “Chilled R&B” is exactly what you need to relax or get sensual. Enjoy listening!

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Early in March, the London-based worldwide publishing house Bloomsbury Publishing (best known for publishing the Harry Potter series and academic literature) contacted me and asked if I would like to read a proof copy of Rutger Bregman‘s new book “Humankind: A Hopeful History“. Providing a new historical perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society. I was hooked and immediately told them to send over the copy. Let us dig a bit deeper in the following!

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"UK Rap – Streets of London" Spotify Playlist

UK Rap - Streets of London

Lately, the Brexit came true. However, the exact outcome of that situation will be revealed later when the European Union and the UK will realise that many things need to be adjusted and will then initiate further steps. During my master studies in London, we talked a lot of the Brexit at university and its negative influence on the creative industries – in particular, the music business in my case. Regardless of the politics and their actions, I hope that the music industry tries to minimise the damage caused by the Brexit all together so it will not influence the international touring and collaboration that significantly. While we observe the next steps of music industry executives and politicians, we can enjoy the hottest tracks of UK’s rap scene – all collected in my new Spotify playlist “UK Rap – Streets of London”. Have fun listening!

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Vinyl Selection Of The Quarter (Q1/20)

Vinyl Selection of the Quarter (Q1/20)

The new year 2020 with its first quarter just began. Therefore I am pleased to present you further records of my vinyl collection. In the following, you will get to know three old records and a more recent one. If you have missed the last vinyl selection post of 2019, you can find it here. Enjoy the following presentation of the next four records of my collection that are randomly picked out of the vinyl shelf.

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

In the context of the “Leadership Check Basic” by TTI Success Insights that I did in summer 2016 (read the full story and learn what it is in detail here), I came in contact with interesting literature as recommended readings during the coaching sessions that resulted from the above-mentioned test. One of the books was “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” written by American psychologist and mediator Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg, which I have read several times in total and just recently. In the following article, I want to familiarise you with Rosenberg’s book and the concept of nonviolent communication.

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“Winter Sports Tunes” – The Spotify Playlist

Winter Sports Tunes - The Spotify Playlist

This weekend, the winter sports season started in Europe. Large amounts of new powder snow are already ready to be used: it is time to pick up your skis and snowboards and get on the slopes! Enjoy a lovely winter sports season in Austria, Switzerland, Italy or elsewhere. Needless to say that we have created a special Spotify playlist for that particular occasion – the “Winter Sports Tunes”. Take a listen!

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