He stands out. With his elegance and his eloquence. His suave appearance is evidence of many years spent in the world of successful entrepreneurs. As the founder of Scout24 (Immoscout24, Autoscout24, etc.), Joachim Schoss, 55, is well acquainted with success.
She thinks fast, she talks fast – and she’s funny, too. When I sit down to interview Carolina Müller-Möhl, I find a relaxed and fun-loving woman who makes me laugh again and again, despite the seriousness of the issues she fights for as an entrepreneur.
Stubborn, unfeeling, and selfish – are these the qualities of a successful entrepreneur? After having two long conversations with successful entrepreneurs – one male (Joachim Schoss) and one female (Carolina Müller-Möhl) – I’m inclined to disagree.
The former presenter of German TV channel ZDF Nina Ruge, 61, on her difficult start in life, on having to struggle alone, and on the pain of not having had children.
His pictures are just like his life: extreme and intense. How he takes them, too: in Siberia, North Korea, and the Caucasus. Why he goes in search of isolation rather than taking photographs of people, why he could no longer meditate after his father’s death, and what frightened him on his trip to North Korea.
At 22, he fled Communist Hungary and became an enemy of the state dictatorship. Today, Leslie Mandoki, 65, has links with both Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and works to build bridges.
His career began as an extra at the Klagenfurt theater, the same place where a young Udo Jürgens discovered his love of piano. Marko Kathol found this world so fascinating that he quit school at the age of 17 and became a ballet dancer. Then a tenor. He was blessed by success. Until burnout struck.
When the trans woman tells stories about her everyday life in Istanbul, you feel like you’re looking into the abyss. To stop the attacks from continuing in the future, the 40-year-old shouts her experiences out loud to the world.
Her grandparents starved to death in the Second World War, her mother was shot at, and she prefers to surround herself with people suffering from mental illness. The life of the 66-year-old artist is extraordinary from start to finish.
As the director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the 51-year-old German takes action to help journalists who are under threat. Like Deniz Yücel. Or murder victim Ján Kuciak.