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Marc Buckley
Sustainable Futurist, Climate Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur
Hamburg, Germany

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Ralf Lippold

Strategic Process Specialist | HTxA - HighTech x Agency

Dresden, Germany

"Use what you have in your hands to create social impact"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArtBusiness DevelopmentClimate ChangeCommunityCultureDigital MediaEducationEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentSciencePerformanceSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralSustainabilityTechnology

Very good at:
+ Applying lean thinking to bringing exponential technologies into existing business processes
+ Connecting people & concepts, in short: being a boundary spanner
+ Enabling future strategic opportunities

About me & my work:

I am a passionate economist and lean thinker pulled by the value of the intersection between arts, science, and exponential technologies catalyzing the transformation of social and economic challenges into elegant ways with currently available resources.

I have lived the first half my life in Western Germany, grew up with Apollo, "Fantastic Voyage" and explored other cultures through home exchanges, internships, school exchanges, and working in foreign countries. Since the early 90's, I mostly live and work in cities of former East Germany (in Leipzig and Dresden).

Due to the exposure to diverse cultures (living in Mainz, Vancouver, Athens, Barcelona, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig and elsewhere) over four decades, I have learned to adapt quickly to new contexts (whether at work or in life), applying digital communication technology to enable faster learning for myself (and others).

Currently working on HTxA - HighTech x Agency (an action research project in innovation journalism),

My links:

HTxA - HighTech x Agency | An action research project around innovation journalism enabling effective knowledge flows bringing arts, science, and (exponential) technologies together

ulabsaxony | Local Dresden-based initiative as part of the #ulab MOOC; Twitter handle: @DresdenULabHub

Catalyst at MIT Climate CoLab | Helping to harness the collective intelligence of proposal givers in the various climate-related contests of the MIT Climate CoLab

When Dynamic Complexity Drives a Dream | The narrative of my life path over the last decade since the Financial Crisis 2008 which has pulled into various, and often unexpected corners of the world, cultures and gave me the chance to weave together the various (disconnected) strings of knowledge.

BizDesignDD | Creating an Abundant Future of Opportunities Fueled by Art and Technology


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