Performing in Japan with Björn Eichstädt

Performing in Japan with Björn Eichstädt

Today we are in München, Germany, talking to Björn Eichstädt, Managing Partner & Co-Owner of Storymaker and publisher of the digital magazine “J-BIG – Japan Business in Germany”. He studied Neurobiology and was active in experimental music in the 1990s and 2000s.  Björn takes us on a trip to Japan. From J-Horror Films, Japanese Spirits, […]

From a business perspective: what are your song, style, and service?

regarding your business: What is your song, style, service?

Download the template and use it in a presentation. What if you look at your business endeavour from a musical point of view? How would the analogy with music help you to better understand your business, have meaningful conversations and take action toward a shared common goal? Let’s have a look at the key visual […]

Launching a book with Q&A

Roy Scheerder interviewt Christof Zürn

Thursday, April 14, we celebrated the book launch at the BIS Publishers office and store on the Borneostraat in Amsterdam, during an intimate ceremony. Harm van Kessel, one of the new owners of BIS Publishers, celebrated the official handover of the new book “The Power of Music thinking” to the author Christof Zürn. Christof has […]

Talking about the book with Xenia

Talking about the Book with Xenia

Today we switch roles: Christof asked his daughter Xenia to ask him anything about the new book: The Power of Music Thinking. Because Xenia was already a collaborator on the Jam Cards, a pre-reader of the new book and worked with her dad for many years, she can ask questions no one else could or […]

International Co-creation Learning Lab

Last week we did a music thinking lecture at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) as part of the AURORA International Co-Creation Learning Lab. Video of the co-creation In three steps, Danny La Haye, Wolfgang Stark and Christof Zürn teamed up to co-create a practical music thinking intervention:Bass and Saxophone to explain different positions a co-creator should use in a free improvisation based on […]

Brands as Patterns with Marc Shillum

Brands as Patterns with Marc Shillum

Today we speak with Marc Shillum, Designer, Creative Mind and trained musician. Marc was the founding Chief Experience Officer of Matternet, a pioneering transportation startup awarded World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. In his role, he connected the dots between Customer Needs, Hardware Design, Software Design, User Experience, Visual Design, Business Strategy and Brand Building. Marc […]

Listening walk

Listening Walk Music Thinking

In this short episode, we look back on some conversations from last year, share tips and short exercises like a 1-minute ritual before a brainstorm and the listening walk.

The gradual production of thoughts when speaking

Epiphany story 2022

Epiphany 2022 What is the use of ideas if you cannot share them with others? This was a question that teased me for some time. I developed a framework and ideas to bring musical principles to the business table many years ago. The idea was to learn from the international, universal and multifaceted world of […]

Rules of Engagement

rules of engagement with Jim Kalbach

How do you bring humanity to work? How do you connect with your team on different levels?  What are your rules of engagement in work? Today, we are in New York, and we talk with Jim Kalbach. Jim is a noted author, speaker, musician, and instructor in design, customer experience, and strategy. He is currently Chief […]