One of the oldest and therefore thoroughly researched interventions in positive psychology is deliberately focusing one´s attention on being grateful. So why not express gratitude for a whole year? Here were go … *
Thank you to Carl-Christoph Fellinger for being an awesome colleague to talk to, an awesome co-author, and an awesome person in general.
Thank you to Dr. Hays Steilberg, my boss at Bertelsmann. You know why.
Thank you to Bernd Rathjen and his team at Corporate Candy for making me look good as a manager (not easy …).
Thank you to the organizing team of WHU Euromasters 2013 for making me feel like 23 again.
Thank you to Annette Mattgey, Anja Tiedge und Petra Diebold (out of the journalists I´ve worked with over the year).
Thank you to the participants of McKinsey´s CEO of the Future for making me believe the future will be a good one.
Thank you to Russell Ackoff for writing the best business book of all times (most likely …).
Thank you to Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) for re-introducing me to the art of listening to whole albums – instead of taking in whatever the “shuffle” shuffles…
Thank you to the whole MAPP gang, especially James Pawelski (Master of Ceremony), Esa Saarinen (Master of Elevation), Art Carey (Master of Style), Emilia Lahti (Queen of Sisu), and Patricia De La Torre (Mistress of elevated conversion, good food+wine, and staying up way too late…) for making my stay in the U.S. a one-of-a-kind experience.
Last not least:
Thank you to my wife for letting me be who I am. And to the Little Guru for making me better than I really am.
* Thank you for this inspiration, Christoph…