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Update August 2021

August — the most beautiful month of the year. Everybody seems to relax and start enjoying life.

I remember the first days when I started working in a multinational company after graduating from the University of Graz with a Masters's degree. It seemed like August is the month in which the entire working society is on holiday.

It didn’t change much over the last 20 years — August, the holiday month.

It has an additional flavor as it is also the month in which I celebrate my birthday.

Reason enough to pick up a habit that I learned in business:


…and the 5 that didn’t make the cut

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Did you know that speaking the same language significantly helps to build business relations? It is proven that companies putting effort into training their staff in foreign languages — especially languages of countries they want to do business with — have better returns than businesses that don’t respond to that.

What are the most important languages in the world in the coming years?

Why is it necessary to learn languages?

Let´s clarify some thoughts first to get the right frame around the ranking.

We have Artificial Intelligence in development worldwide. And Google Translate already translates entire business and legal text…


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by Christian Soschner


Book Review 06/2021

A book reflection

Book Review 06/2021 Principles by Ray Dalio A book reflection
Book Review 06/2021 Principles by Ray Dalio A book reflection
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“Avoid fixating on irrelevant details. You have to determine what’s important and what is unimportant at each level.”

— Ray Dalio

Why reading might be the wrong question to ask on Medium — a platform designed for readers that attract mostly, well — readers.

Nevertheless, I start with this question:

I love reading non-fictional books since I was in school. First, I discovered this german series for kids called “Was ist Was” (What is What), which explained the world to kids. Literally, I forced my parents into buying every single book from this series.

Non-fictional books are an…


Thought of the day #5/2021

Someone did it, so you can too…

Internet Meme

I don’t know what changed recently in the Mediums Algorithm. Maybe I changed in the last couple of weeks, and the AI recognized it quickly.

For about three weeks now, I get a ton of Articles into my “Recommended for You Newsfeed” that have the same message:

I created a Medium Profile, Medium immeditatelly selected me for the Writers Program and with my first comment on an Article I made 49,000 dollars on Medium. Now I show you how you can do that too-effortlessly.

As this seems to be a new trend, I am doing my best to contribute my…


Thought of the Day #4/2021

No nonsense straightforward help right in this article.

Thought of the Day #4/2021 Auto-Upload Stopped Working on my GoPro 9, and Here is How I Fixed it. No nonsense straightforward help right in this article.
Thought of the Day #4/2021 Auto-Upload Stopped Working on my GoPro 9, and Here is How I Fixed it. No nonsense straightforward help right in this article.
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Do you own a GoPro 9 and experience that the Auto Upload is not working? In addition, every single piece of advice on the Internet didn’t help either? Well, then this article might give you another hint that may work.

At least it worked for me.

GoPro — I love the action camera since I got my first GoPro Hero 3+ back in 42,2k every day.

Why I Fell in Love With GoPro

I had clear goals and wanted to document my journey on social media. Showing commitment to the public world, in my eyes, is the best way to stay committed.

In 2013 the smartphone's cameras…


Thought of the Day #3/2021

Ray Dalio’s Recipe to Success

Thought of the Day #3/2021 How to Multiply Your Time Ray Dalio’s Recipe to Success
Thought of the Day #3/2021 How to Multiply Your Time Ray Dalio’s Recipe to Success
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Many people read self-development books at scale, intending to create the most successful life ever. Some say visualization is everything, which is pursued by many people. And yet, people like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk are still a rare breed.

They created multiple successful companies and amassed tremendous wealth. What makes the difference between the wealthiest people on the planet and those that struggle daily?

I believe the struggle is the same for all people. Just because a few built successful companies and became billionaires don’t mean they struggle less. I think the only difference is that they respond differently…


Thought of The Day #2/2021

No, they are not street fighting …

Thought of The Day #2/2021 What does it mean when people say they “beat the market”? No, they are not street fighting …
Thought of The Day #2/2021 What does it mean when people say they “beat the market”? No, they are not street fighting …
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Do you want to be financially independent?

9 out of 10 people I ask this question answer — yes. Simple. Having enough money to do whatever they want whenever they want with whomever they want sounds like an extraordinary life.

One way to achieve this is by playing the lottery. Given the limited odds for a windfall profit, I prefer the other way:

How can a total investment N00B make use of the stock market to start building generational wealth?

“Well, if you are no expert, hire an expert to invest for you,” is pretty…


Thought of the Day #1/2021

Get your index fund and become rich.

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Recently, the former Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos went on a spaceflight that cost 29 million dollars for an auction winner who participated.

In his speech, after returning to earth, he thanked Amazon workers and customers — because they paid for this.

Well, that stirred up emotions like many people would be happy to own 29 million dollars, and for some, it seems to be an unachievable goal. That’s why some people want to tax the rich until they don’t have any money left.

Eat the rich. Do you agree?

But does that solve a real problem?

I understand…


Meditation Practice

… and one from obscure Chinese monks that don’t work

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Did you hear of the novel success secret of today’s billionaires? Did you hear of the Mindfulness Movement?

They all swear that Meditation is what makes you successful. Jack Dorsey — CEO of Square and Twitter, is doing it, Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associate, is doing it, and Tony Robbins swears on it.

It is the number one success secret. And here is how it goes. So read and listen closely if you want to come to terms with yourself, the world, the universe, and everything. …

Christian Soschner

Entrepreneur | Passionate Writer | Mindset Coach | Martial Artist | Lifelong Learner | Avid Reader | Investor | Speaker | http://Linktr.ee/soschner

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