4th Compass Salon "Creating Positive Futures"

4th Compass Salon "Creating Positive Futures"

May 8, 2019. What can science, science fiction & consciousness work tell us about the creation of positive future narratives? This is the guiding question of our next Compass Salon themed “From Club of Rome to personal transformation - Creating Positive Futures” on June 6, 6.30pm, once again hosted at the beautiful Co-Creation Loft Berlin, starring our two speakers Jörg Geier (Club of Rome) and Anjet Sekkat (Club of Life)…

"Pitch like a boss" - talk at DCMN with The Secret HR Society

March 26, 2019. The success of your pitch and the future of your business will depend on your ability to positively convey your company’s narrative through effective storytelling. During the Secret HR Society’s recent meetup at DCMN’s headquarters, Christopher presented one possible multi-purpose template to structure your most powerful pitch yet. With the help of Elon Musk – who, while not being an obvious choice, is definitely extremely effective in the way he pitches his products, you too can bring your keynote, presentation or pitch to the next level….

3rd Compass Salon "Leading ourselves and others"

3rd Compass Salon "Leading ourselves and others"

March 6, 2019. We’re happy to announce our 3rd Compass Salon in cooperation with CoCreation Loft Berlin on March 28, 2019, starting at 6.30pm. This time our theme will be “Leading Ourselves and Others”. No matter if we are responsible for 1.000+ employees, a team of 5, our family or just for ourselves: at some point all of us are supposed to lead. Leadership skills are not only useful for leading other people or projects…

2nd Compass Salon "Exploring our icebergs"

2nd Compass Salon "Exploring our icebergs"

Oct 19, 2018. We’re happy to announce our 2nd Compass Salon in cooperation with CoCreation Loft Berlin on Dec. 5, 2018. What’s below the surface of our and other people’s behaviour, underlying our words and actions? What are our values, needs, desires and perceptions that are the basis for what we experience in others, in our private lives or at the workplace? And what triggers our core fears? These are the guiding questions for our second Compass Salon…

Launch of Compass Talks

Launch of Compass Talks

Aug 16, 2018. We are most happy to announce that in cooperation with CoCreation Loft, Infinity is starting a new event series called “Compass Salon” that will feature talks (Compass Talks), discussions and more. Compass Salon is all about finding and re-adjusting your inner compass and then use it to navigate a changing world. And it’s about creating and strengthening a community or “tribe” of people interested in…

Day of the Open Society

May 28, 2018. The Open Society will organize it's annual “Day of the Open Society” all over Germany on June 16, 2018. Put your tables and chairs outside and set the table - Germany is serving delicious food and sets a symbol to be "for" something and not just against (#dafür): for democracy, for openness, for hospitality, for diversity and for freedom. Infinity is participating - what's stopping you from giving it a try?

Factory Berlin Workshop "TED Insights for Powerful Presentations"

Factory Berlin Workshop "TED Insights for Powerful Presentations"

April 7, 2018. How can we defeat the villain of terribly bad, boring or just plainly ineffective talks, presentations & pitches? Presentation literacy is the core competence of the 21st century. Nearly everything leaders & entrepreneurs do involves communication, and often it involves presenting ideas in front of groups and trying to persuade other people of their ideas and the need for change. At the upcoming workshop at Factory Berlin on Tuesday April 17, 2018...

Understanding populist speech and how to overcome it - TEDx Talk released

Understanding populist speech and how to overcome it - TEDx Talk released

March 21, 2018. How can we understand Trump, Le Pen, AfD reps & other right-wing populists? Christopher Kabakis talk at TEDxWHU on how to defend our open Western societies & democracy from a communications point of view just got released - have a look and share if you like with others who’d like to understand populism better, how it works and how to deal with it effectively…

Community Summit 2018 LEAD Academy

Feb 17, 2018. "New Leadership, New World. - Leadership in times of digital change". This was the the theme of this year's LEAD Academy Community Summit on Feb. 16, 2018. Executives taking part in the Curriculum, alumni and trainers came together at the Kalkscheune in Berlin to learn about and discuss ideas on new leadership and network across sectoral boundaries. LEAD presented their new self assessment tool for executives - the "8 roles model" for different leadership roles…

301 words - sharing life experiences

301 words - sharing life experiences

Jan. 19, 2018. Infinity's Speaker Coach Patrick Liebl has created a new platform to share life experiences in short stories - in not more than 301 words. Have you experienced something in your life that you would like to share with the world? Not because you are looking for admiration but because you want to give other people the opportunity to learn from your experiences? Is there a life lesson you learned...

"Talk like Trump" (NOT) at TEDxWHU 2018

"Talk like Trump" (NOT) at TEDxWHU 2018

Dec 10, 2018. We are happy to announce that Infinity Institute's founder Christopher was invited to give a TEDx Talk at the upcoming TEDxWHU "The Day after Tomorrow" on Feb. 3rd, 2018. Christopher will speak on how to deal with right-wing populists effectively from a communications point of view. In his talk "Talk like Trump" he will examine what explains the rise of populism in the West in recent times, analyze how the populist narrative framework works and...

Understanding Populism - a new framework

Understanding Populism - a new framework

Sept. 13, 2017. How can we understand how populism works, especially right-wing populism? As part of our workshop conducted in cooperation with LEAD Academy on Sept.9, 2017 we developed a framework that contrasts how populists / the new nationalists operate compared to liberals (in the sense of classic liberalism) or "globalists". Our research distills three levels of intentionality of desired change that can be distinguished, or put more simply: three "movements"....

A good disruption - envisioning a new growth model

A good disruption - envisioning a new growth model

July 2, 2017. Infinity Institute is, like TED, committed to spread “ideas worth sharing”. Most discussion around disruption today centers on the negative aspects of technological change. Martin Stuchtey & Per-Andres Enkvist’s new book “A Good Disruption – Redefining growth for the 21st century” is a notable exception. In this book the authors envision a new growth model and argue that disruptive technologies now at our disposal will enable us to solve some of humanity’s largest problems, from environmental degradation over social inequality to...

Ideas in Motion - supporting newcomers with pitch training

Ideas in Motion - supporting newcomers with pitch training

May 19, 2017. There is a great new initiative to support newcomers in Germany who come from countries like Syria to enable them to be successful entrepreneurs - it's called Ideas in Motion and Infinity Institute supported the first cycle of the program and thus 8 newcomer entrepreneurs with free pitch training in May 2017. Ideas in Motion is the first Berlin-based business incubation program to be co-designed with and for newcomer entrepreneurs. The 5 month program...

Effective communication strategies against populists

Effective communication strategies against populists

May 11, 2017. In cooperation with LEAD Academy we are organizing an all-day workshop on June 17, 2017 on how to defend the open society against its enemies that have gained popularity recently across the Western world - the neo-national populists. The aim is to develop communication strategies and to collect stories that help us to deal effectively with them - be it in talkshows, debates....

TED Dialogue: Harari on the new political divide: Nationalism vs. globalism

TED Dialogue: Harari on the new political divide: Nationalism vs. globalism

March 10, 2017. How can we understand what is happening politically in the world currently? In a brand new format called TED Dialogues Chris Anderson interviews Yuval Noah Harari, author of "Homo Sapiens" and "Homo Deus". The historian with a knack for the future explains the political turmoil the world - and especially the West - has been facing recently...

LEAD Academy Conference on "Intersectoral Leadership"

LEAD Academy Conference on "Intersectoral Leadership"

Feb 13, 2017. What does leadership in the 21st century mean, in a world of rising speed, higher demands from more stakeholder groups and a more critical public sphere? What are the key challenges of leadership in the digital age and how best to address them from an organizational change perspective? These and other questions were discussed at LEAD Academy's Intersectoral Leadership Conference in Berlin on Feb 12, 2017, with a...