Find specialists? With the right spirit!

Local Agenda 21 Solothurn and its partner organisations (including the Solothurn Chamber of Commerce) organise the annual event “Business Apéro für Unternehmen mit Durchblick“. In three papers and a short panel discussion, it was shown how SMEs can deal with the challenges of the shortage of skilled workers, education and the world of work 4.0. Dr. Daniel C. Schmid from the HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration, Zurich, spoke about analog and digital signals in companies.

Solothurner Handelskammer: “9. Wirtschaftsapéro für Unternehmen mit Durchblick”, Balsthal, 01.02.2018

Regional employers give lectures in Balsthal. The topic of the shortage of skilled workers was discussed in detail. These are not rosy prospects: The canton of Solothurn is particularly affected by the shortage of skilled workers. More than half of the companies that advertise jobs could not or could not fill them as desired. More than 300 spectators gathered at Jomos to listen to presentations and a podium on this topic.

Paolo Conte: The Stars of Jazz in the Night of Fascism

Paolo Conte, Festival da Jazz, Pontresina, 28.07.2017

Paolo Conte was affected by jazz when this style of music was banned by the fascist regime. This experience has shaped the Cantautore, who will perform at the Festival da Jazz on July 28, 2017 (original article in German,  published in NZZ, July 27, 2017. Copyright photo: Matthias Heyde,

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«Time-Span» and the «Midlife Crisis» of Organizations


Have you ever heard of Elliott Jaques? If you haven’t, don’t worry, because hardly anyone knows him. But for sure, you know the term «Midlife Crisis», don’t you? Guess now, who has coined the phrase? Bingo!
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«From Competition to Compassion»: What connects Led Zeppelin with Digital Learning 4.0


INPUT: The Initial Situation

Until a few years ago, learning processes were practically exclusively aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills through accumulation, especially in music, shown by great bands like Led Zeppelin. Knowledge was essentially based on an inductive experiential and personal reflection competence, as Goethe already knew in “Wilhelm Meister’s Lehrjahre”: Continue reading

Hieronymus Bosch or the «Seven Deadly Sins» in Career Planning

Hieronymus_Bosch-_The_Seven_Deadly_Sins_and_the_Four_Last_ThingsLet’s jump into the Early Modern Times, the end of the late Middle Ages. In this time of change fall the discovery of the New World (1492), the gradual emergence of nation states or the appearance of new economic systems (e.g. banking in Italy, or the Fugger family in Germany). Around 1450, the Dutch Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch is born. Continue reading

The Big Question: «What Strings Do You Use?»

itmightgetloud„It Might Get Loud“ is a documentary film by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim and was released in 2009. It explores the styles of guitar rock icons such as Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (White Stripes). Continue reading

«Take 5» or How Jazz Can Guide Your Career

“OhDave Brubeck, this must be us!” it sounded friendly toward me when I received an older couple at Zurich Airport. At a young age, I had the fortune to serve as a working student for a Swiss Jazz concert agency. Continue reading

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