Automotive Disrupt – turmoil in transportation

Today’s most radical disruptive industry in my view is the automotive and transport industry. The traditional players such as cab services clash with mighty plays such as UBER and Lyft, in Europe start-ups such as Black Line, MyTaxi or taxi.eu are setting the pace for a turmoil in transportation. And there is massive movement coming in from traditional … Continue reading Automotive Disrupt – turmoil in transportation

Michael’s App des Monats: Flio für den Geschäftsreisenden

FLIO is the global airport application with teams based in Hamburg and Berlin. German serial entrepreneur Stephan Uhrenbacher (founder of Qype and 9flats.com ) and his team built the app in order to make the airport a more intuitive and enjoyable experience for the business traveller. FLIO offers comprehensive airport information, exclusive retail offers and access to … Continue reading Michael’s App des Monats: Flio für den Geschäftsreisenden

Flying at the Top with Lufthansa

I have been flying with Lufthansa on my latest business travels to New York City. You might ask yourself: hey they are on strike at the moment, how come Michael says that he was flying with them. Well, these long-distance flights between Europe and the US were not effected and therefore I was the lucky … Continue reading Flying at the Top with Lufthansa

World Knowledge Forum in Seoul – mapping the Zeitgeist

I have arrived in Seoul, the South Korean capital which is presenting itself foggy and grey today. My flight was overbooked and the offers went up to 600€ refund for a Premium Economy passenger who changed to an Economy seat for the flight, serious money and an indication for the success of the Premium Economy … Continue reading World Knowledge Forum in Seoul – mapping the Zeitgeist