Love, rice and thin air were the only ingredients Jan Dettwyler, aka “Seven,” had to live on when he started out, performing in front of crowds of nine people, all of whom he knew by name.
Although Beni Huggel didn’t start out as a professional soccer player until he was 21, he did it right: he was a seven-time Swiss champion with FC Basel and earned 41 caps for the Swiss national team. Now 41, he is embarking on a new career in executive coaching.
She’s a woman who catches the eye—attractive, intelligent, funny. And living proof that even when you’re ill, you don’t have to look it.
Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr, TV presenter Nina Ruge, former soccer star Beni Huggel, former ski racer Marco Büchel, entrepreneur Carolina Müller-Möhl. They are just some of the 24 exceptional people who shared their lives’ ups and downs in an in-depth interview with Anna Maier in 2018.
He wasn’t the most talented, but his fighting spirit took him to the top. Until one morning, when he could hardly get out of the starting gate.
She suffered two miscarriages, lost a baby immediately after giving birth, and one of her three sons was born with Down syndrome. And yet, despite all this, Priska Ming, 49, believes that everything happens for a reason.
Renata Heusser Jungman’s 10-year-old son suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of severe epilepsy which is thought to be untreatable.
As the “eighth member” of the Federal Council, Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr acts an advisor to the Swiss federal government. He does his job so well that he’s being considered as a successor to Doris Leuthard, a departing federal councilor for the political party CVP (Christian Social Party).
How does a man who cooked in top London restaurants to world’s crisis-hit areas and conflict zones wind up as a General Manager in the Maldives? From the First Gulf War to a tourist paradise – a conversation about culture shocks, crises and a life on the run.
At age 50, Piotr Beczala is one of the biggest opera stars, performs on the world’s biggest stages as a lyric tenor, and counts Anna Netrebko among his circle of friends. He modestly attributes his success to his wife Katarzyna, a fellow Pole who gave up her own opera singing career for him. An interview with the two on the power of love, the strengths of taking it slow, and why Mrs. Beczala dreams of goats.
Andreas Homoki, curly-haired and perennially clad casually in jeans, is an artist through and through, modern and wild in his ideas. Even if he sometimes ruffles feathers, or hears the odd boo now and then.
As a five-year-old, Sabine Appenzeller played opera with her Lego. Today, the fifty-year-old plays a key role at the Zurich Opera House as its right hand. How the auditorium personnel manager handles “opera groupies” and why she didn’t follow her dream of being a professional opera singer.
On New Year’s Eve in 2017, Chris’ girlfriend Kim died of breast cancer. She was just 30 years old. As the cancer progressed through her body, the couple shared their ups and downs on social media, and discovered a different side of Instagram – one in which a community of total strangers unites around you in your darkest hour. #kimscrew was and continues to be a source of support and strength for Chris – and a way for Kim’s legacy to live on.
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.
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