Home is a feeling and time has turns


Interview with Linda Ezzeddine, Investment and Immigration Consultant, Managing Partner at Athenian Portal

Linda, please share a bit about your background and who you are.

I was born in Senegal, grew up in Ivory Coast and later in Lebanon. I studied translation in Lebanon. I love exploring new places and cultures. I believe that my name shaped my modest, passionate, direct and strict personality.

My first two jobs were in Lebanon and included coordination with embassies, European universities, etc. I enjoyed that part very much.

This experience paved the way for a career in an international environment later on when I moved to Qatar. There, I worked for the Belgian embassy and then for the Dutch embassy as a Senior Consular Officer.

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Find your Why… as a Nomadic Entrepreneur


Interview with Melissa Ng – Founder of Melewi, Product Design Strategist, Nomadic Entrepreneur

Melissa, please share a bit about your background and who you are.

My name’s Melissa Ng, originally from Singapore. I’ve spent the last 8 years travelling and working – of which the last 6 years on my business Melewi, which is a location-independent Product UX UI design studio, working with a fully distributed team across 7 countries, and clients all around the world, including McDonald’s, Visa and Samsung.

Tell us what you enjoy most working independently from a specific location.

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If you want to go fast, go the old road


Interview with Tobias Esche,
Travel Guide Book author on Myanmar and Thailand (forthcoming),
Travel agency owner in Myanmar and Thailand

Tobias, please share a bit about your background and who you are.

I was born in Berlin in 1979, at a time when my grandparents were in their last year at their diplomatic posts in Yangon, Myanmar. However, after 1991 they decided to spend their retirement years in Yangon, and invited me to visit them and the country for the first time in 1996. Read more

Servant Leadership – Searching for the Ideal


The basic principle of Servant Leadership is simple. Leading is serving others. It requires a high level of sensitivity for the needs of other people.

The principle goes back to the big questions people ask across cultures.

  • In what kind of world do we want to live?
  • How can we be happy?
  • What purpose do we see in what we do?

Robert Greenleaf saw leadership as a service to others. He coined the term Servant Leadership and is considered to be its founder.

He was strongly influenced by German author Hermann Hesse.

The Journey to the East

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Leadership is about integrating opposites


I’ve created a short video teaser with some highlights from my recent interview with Prof. Fons Trompenaars, the acclaimed management guru and author of the classic book »Riding the Waves of Culture«.

Fons Trompenaars is well-known throughout the world for his ground-breaking work on the subject of management across cultures and business transformation.

In his typical entertaining and thought-provoking way he shares applicable insights into topics such as sustainable servant leadership, agile organizations, dilemma reconciliation and innovation. Read more