A4uExpo Barcelona. See you there

I had so much fun in Barcelona last Month that I decided to attend the A4uexpo next week. reasons to go:

  • International Affiliate & Publisher Event
  • Barcelona! Great Food, Beach, Nice city & cheap for Affiliates & people in the online marketing space.
  • It’s sunny! Even if it rains in the morning it’s dry in the afternoon!

 

So I hope to see you there.

a4uexpo Europe 2012 - I'm Attending

Choice Paralysis

Today I understood a problem I experienced in Hawaii: Choice Paralysis.
I noticed I had a problem with choices, especially last year when doing all this travelling. What plane, When? Which conference? Which hotel? Even the 4 star hotel is a problem because maybe I could have more fun in the hostel or somewhere else if I just made a different choice.

In this TED Talk Video Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

The result of this: more choices leads to paralysis and unhappiness. This is why everyone should avoid shopping malls, the variety of choice is just disgusting.

My goal for 2012 is to become crystal clear on what I want & what I don’t want. I you a clear with yourself there is just one possible choice to be made, and it even feels damn right!

TED Talk: Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Next Conferences and Traveling

After an amazing trip to the Pubcon Hawaii, The SEO-Campixx in Berlin,

Meeting Joost de Valk at #campixx - Thanks for the Drinks!

I’m gonna fly to Munich on Monday for 3-4 Days for The Affiliate Tactixx before I join the Foundertrips guys for some weeks of co-working in Barcelona in a shared flat. Will be in Barcelona till 20. April. Feel free to come over if you are in town.

Relaxing in Honolulu Hawaii before the Pubcon Conference

After that I will hit back to Hamburg to change my suitcase before I take the plane to the Shoemoney Elite Reatreat in San Francisco and stay the for a few days of co-working at the SanboxSuites and Parisoma. As I did in Hawaii at the Box Jelly, I’ll will make a speech about online marketing & SEO in the places I stay.

Co-Working at higreenhouse.com Hawaii

Feel free to join! I’ll be in SF around 24. April to 5. May. Call if you want to Skateboard!

Just heard that the DJ @RubySky Club on 26.April will by a german fellow Markus Schulz. The crowd & the place at RubySky is amazing

My trip list in 2012

  • 3 Weeks Hawaii
  • 2 Weeks Hamburg (Homebase & Office)
  • 1 Week Berlin SEO Campixx Conference
  • 1 Week Munich , Internet world & Affiliate Conference
  • 3 Weeks Coworking In Barcelona
  • 10 Days in San Francisco , with an Option to Los angeles
  • 4 Days paid trip to egypt

Tim ferris Interview

Für die letzte Web-Session war Fil on the Road zu Besuch in Hamburg. Wir haben die Gelegenheit genutzt und uns das Tim Ferris Interview mit dem Fotografen Chase Jarvis angeschaut. Sehr cooles Format. Es handelt sich um ein ca. einstündiges Interview mit einem Gast (in diesem Fall Tim Ferris der Autor der Vier Stunden Woche). Die ganze Sendung wird live gestreamt und Zuschauer können Ihre Fragen über Twitter einreichen.

Tim Ferris Interview aus der chasejarvis LIVE Sendung
Tim Ferris über sich und seine Projekte im Interview mit Chase Jarvis

In der zweiten Hälfte der Sendung wird Tim Ferris in die Kunst der Studiofotografie eingeweiht. Dabei wird erklärt welche Lichtquellen es gibt, wie man sein Modell ausleuchtet und mit ihm kommuniziert.

Tim Ferris Video Interview

Zum Schluß bekommt Tim noch eine Überraschung und darf sich an einem professionellem Fotomodel versuchen. Die Ergebnisse der Fotos, die man kurz in der Sendung zu sehen bekommt, gibt es in voller Größe auf der Tim Ferris Flickr Seite.

San Francisco Video SES und ER8 Recap

Ich war im August in San Francisco, um mir ein paar Online Konferenzen anzuschauen und die unterschiede zu deutschen Events zu vergleichen.

in Knapp zehn Tagen habe ich folgende Events besucht:

  • SF Community Manager Breakfast
  • Elite Retreat
  • WordCamp San Francisco
  • SES San Francisco
  • San Francisco Blog Club Meetup

Meine Erfahrungen soweit:

  • Vorab auf MeetUp anmelden und lokale Veranstaltungen suchen.
  • Strom Adapter nicht vergessen (Bei Apple schon mitgeliefert)
    Prüfen ob die Kreditkarte Auslandsgebühren berechnet, sonst macht das Bezahlen eines 2$ Kaffees mit Karte keinen Sinn.
  • Internet gibt es zwar an allen Ecken aber eben doch nicht wirklich mobil (zumindest nicht ohne sein Iphone zu unlocken). Also evtl. ein zweites Handy mit Prepaid und Hotspot Funktion mitbringen.

Die positiven Seiten überwiegen

  • Es ist unheimlich leicht mit den Leuten in Verbindung zu treten und einen Small-Talk anzufangen.
  • Jeden Abend gibt es min. drei Internet Veranstaltungen.
  • Die Stadt ist voller Startups, die man bei Spazieren entdecken kann. So bin ich zufällig an den Büros von WordPress und 99Designs vorbeigelaufen.
  • In Downtown ist die Höhe der Gebäude für deutsche Verhältnisse schon ungewöhnlich hoch.
  • Das Klima ist angenehm mild und es weht immer eine leichte Brise von der Küste.

My goals for 2011

Making 10.000 euros in sales with my own ebook

Getting divorced on paper

Renovate the loft

Blogging at least 1 times a week on autoschieber.net

Making 2, none business related, vacancies travel trips

Doing yoga, swimming and running ( <- still strugling with running ) once a week Get rid of the 100 books I have in the attic Get rid of one laying around item a day

Meeting Tim Ferriss

I slept 5 hours this night. I’m still very tired but wanted to make a short recap of my 2 days trip to Berlin where I had the chance to meet Tim Ferriss in Person.

On tuesday morning I got a mail from my friend FilOnTheRoad asking me if I wanted to go to Berlin for a 4hww Party to meet Tim Ferris and Maneesh Sethi in person.

Foto of Tim Ferris and Axel Jack Metayer

So I packed my bag, booked a train ticket from my iphone and jumped onto the train from Hamburg for 90 minutes. Berlin had me again (I lived there 11 years ago, in the waves of the first DotCom rising).

The party was held at the L.U.X Club in Berlin Kreuzberg. I think about 100 people showed up. Maneesh and Rachman were DJ’ing and played some really cool trance music. Of course the sound track of the berlin calling movie was played too.

So @tferriss showed up and we had one or two beers. It was very nice and inspiring to see this really successfull guy (New York Times bestseller author) listening and respond to all the questions his fans were asking him. He really is an eternal student. I talked to people who flew in from the UK, Prague and other cities just for the event. Even some people from the next conference showed up. We made a lot of pictures, danced and had some nice chats.

At three O’Clock in the morning I went to a hostel accross the street. Paid around 35 Euros for a night (free coffee included) really change from the expensive hotels were I sleep usually. I just missed a table in my room to work a little, but I did it in the breakfast room. Unfortunately some crazy French people woke me up after 3 hours of sleep, because they where chatting just under my window.

I had a short look at the Next Conference (German Recap by Björn and Johan), but many people told me they had expected more. For some of them the conference talks where too „meta“ and they would have enjoyed more concrete talks and hands-on tipps. Since we’re all working in the digital business we don’t need anymore talks telling us that the times are changing…

On the evening I took my first Capoeira dance lesson (Watch the Vincent Cassel Training). What an amazing experience! I’ve been doing Anusara Yoga for over two years but I never got tired so quickly. In the evening I joined some new friends I meet at the party and checked out CouchSurfing for the first time. Thanks to Melissa for the wine and the pasta!

If you have the chance to be in Berlin be sure to check the weekly 4hww hang out organized by Rachman at the lovely CoWorking space at Betahaus Berlin every Friday. Join the 4hww Berlin Facebook group to be up to date.

I’m heading back to Hamburg to prepare for my speech about frontend optimisation at the Devcon Hamburg conference tomorrow. See some Pictures of the 4hww Party in Flickr

PS: Sorry Mum I didn’t take the time to see you despite the fact I was in Berlin. We ‚ll be doing it next time.

Kino Kabaret Hamburg recap

Wow! Was für ein Wochenende!

Zwei Tage Aktion Kurzfilme, neue Leute, neue Technik und sehr wenig Schlaf. Ich konnte zum Screening der Kurzfilme am Sonntagabend leider nicht dabei sein weil ich am Montag gleich in London ein Pro SEO Seminar hatte.

Eigentlich sitze ich gerade in der Konferenz im kalten London und schreibe an diesem Post.

Also die ganzen Fotos, Videos und mehr werde ich hier noch aktualisieren. Während wir das Rohmaterial der Kurzfilme von den Kasetten und DV-Kameras heruntergeladen haben, war sogar noch Zeit für ein kleines Stop Motion Video im Haus 73.

Wer beim nächsten Kinokabaret in Hamburg dabei sein möchte, sollte sich alle Infos auf der Seite vom Hamburgerkino.de anschauen. Am 12 November 2010 findet eine Vorführung von Kurzfilmen im Gängeviertel statt.