fl9wrider goes Brazil.

flight booked! Brazzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllll I am coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ricardo, let's get ready for some quality time!!


Challenge One acomplished


thank you so much for believing in me. hey wanna meet in Rio?
got a business angel paying for two challenges. thank you Hansi! and some playmakers asked for fun, so I am challenged
  • to learn Portuguese within 1,5 months with busuu
  • to stand on the stage in the Opera
  • to make a picture from Ricardo Semler's terrace. (thanks Janet for her €20.- contribution - system how debths can be transformed to opportunities. do we need bank institutes?)
  • to start a social project in rio. (What do you think about bringing mobile school and an embedded internet stations for street kids. Check out TED)
  • to find a company of at least 500 employees using busuu. (Andrè your chance. And could you hook me up with Estela Souza and Fabiana Valente from the Ralston Semler Foundation and Lumiar?)
  • to write a business canvas for 'challenge me' in London.
  • and Makava is thinking of sending me to Argentina. Wanna join?

updates for playmakers industries
  • carrotTV wants playmakers industries to play with them at their launch at Biofach. Financial playmates for an amazing Serious Game experiment are very welcome.
  • Christoph and me developed the idea of 'challenge me' that will be a homepage and blog, where people can challenge each other.
  • Christoph is taking over the IT lead.
  • got some ideas for the worldpress.
play list for next week
  • prepare a pitch for one more business angel interested until tomorrow morning (check)
  • make a 1 min video for explaining 'challenge me'
  • write an email to Ernst Gugler and Reinhard (check)
  • get a notebook (check)
  • talk to Manuel from DreamAcademia and plan the documentary
  • talk to Nico for creating the WorldPress page. get back with Thomas.
  • talk to Horia to get the Life after Work Design to send it to Nico for the 'fl9wrider hp' and to Christoph for the 'challenge'
  • asking Horia to get a LaW comic character.
thank you guys for an aaaaaaaaaaaawesome day! love you
see you soon! Jeste li obrija?


Creating a kind of Serious Game that has never been played before.

Communicating the idea of creating a virtual game layer that is played in real world got me into some great discussions. Still people are pending and waiting for more clarity. My goal right now is to define a structure for the website and blog and point out the benefit for users to take part of the game.

Maybe we could create an exchange circle like it was created in the miracle of Wörgl. But for that a lively and greater community needs to be active and contributing.
What is happening is just amazing! People are really willing to contribute and collaborate on a larger scale. I found people who have had the same ideas for long time. Wunderbar.

What are my next steps?
  • Tomorrow I will meet with a prospective investor.
  • Christoph will be up for a conversation after that. I love his bracelet idea (I like:)) and the synergies would be great.
  • I need to send a offer to Selma, Ernst Gugler and Makva.
  • Taking a decision what scale the project will look like.
  • I need to send Matthias template for another angel investor.
  • Eva and Thomas should be briefed in order to make a new design for the Homepage and linked to Nico.
  • The crowd funding proposal needs to be explored.
  • the BC developed
  • the description of the challenges better worked out.
How would you move on?


'life game experiment' is born - You've got the love

Breakthrough. After days of struggeling and searching for clarity I can't fall asleep... to awaken by this idea.

February 10th 2011 will be the deadline for the 'Serious Game Award' The link is unfortunately in German. Thanks to google tanslater non German speaking folks will have more fun.

What about taking the 'life game experiment' to this contest? I suggest a open source project developing a life game around NooPolis. (in a simpler version and with more appealing design and features) The fl9wrider game could be the prototype and draw attention to designers, game developers, economists, creative minds, players, sound technicians, ...

Our benchmark needs to be: http://www.urgentevoke.com/ Great Work Jane!!!!!!!!!!!
Wanna play? Are you in? This experiment could be crowd funded and the final result is a game that combines/links the virtual and real world. With a social intention and sustainable impact. Wohoooooooooo.

Would you help us to bring this idea to life?

Creative solutions appreciated!

It has been an amazing weekend. I got great input regarding our blog experiment and the CEO of Semco replied on my email. Top: brainswork is the next enterprise supporting our game project!

So I am sure that the blog is set up in a professional way and that there will be a huge contribution for bringing discussions of business 2.0 to action.

Besides that we are discussing with Dream AcademiaTV to create a movie about business 2.0. As a benchmark we love the work of KS12: http://vimeo.com/16025167

The game creation is getting more and more important and we found an amazing base to build on: http://www.mindbroker.de/ still a little bit complex but with a great collaboration that can work out perfectly fine.

My personal game quests remain tough. I am still missing clarity of how I should approach companies regarding individualized challenges. So in the meanwhile I will create a crowd funding layer that will include private investors in the fl9wrider game. If you have any ideas let me know! I am on a search for quests in Brazil.

Thank you Nico SchweinzerJanet Thierry, Johannes Frühmann, Matthias Reisinger, Georg Tarne, Selma Prodanovic, Ralf Lippold, the guys from GetActive


reality check!

This blog is meant to bring players and go getters together and it is meant to contribute to a professional service in solving case studies by a resourceful global network.

So? Why don't I focus on that? Well mainly because I am not in Brazil yet and still need to come out from a very bottom point of my life in order to deliver. Most of the players that I got to know had great troubles in life and needed to overcome a painful and difficult time before using their superpowers.

I avoided that for too long now. Well I am still not sure if this is the right spot. My goal is not to use it as therapy (even so it might help) but to give you a full picture of how the 'fl9wrider game' is set up. We need to live what we preach.

Beside of my professional goal of deliver value to organizations and professionals my personal goals are to be real and to live my mature and stabilizing sites in order to experience and enjoy balanced relationships.

OK. So what is the situation right now?

What is there:
  • the blog is set up. As you can tell! :))
  • I raised the awareness and interest of many people and professionals.
  • I get support of Brand1, IncrediblEurope, DreamAcademia, playmakers industries, hubble graz (CoWorking space), visionary consultants
  • I have the utterly will and courage to get it done!
  • Many ideas to go on with the 'fl9wrider game' and the network
  • IT and social media support of professionals.
  • Contact to locals who are going to help me, especially with setting up a meeting with Ricardo Semler
  • Very supportive playmakers and hubblers - what an awesome team!!! Love you guys.
  • Indirect contact to the CEO of Semco and Ricardo Semler

What is still missing:
  • at least € 6.000.- Any creative solutions? (Legal ones are highly preferred!)
  • 3 case studies from companies. Do you have any suggestion which companies might be interested? Do you have direct links to that?
  • equipment (notebook, since I destroyed my old one last week, video cam, software to edit movies)
  • knowledge and technical assurance that the interaction can take place
  • people who write on the blog and confirmation of networks to contribute, that is the moment, when your game starts!!!! Now. ;))
  • flight booked and insurance to be taken care of (my sophisticated guess within November!)
  • accommodation found (Well got some leads)
  • direct contact to Semco and Ricardo Semler
  • a clear understanding and description of the 'fl9wrider game' and a graphic scenario (Do you have any clue about some solutions?)

So that is it so far. My personal time frame which is very challenging is to leave before the end of November. Let me know if you can support us to get our quest a bit closer!


Sails are set up when does the journey start?

Ok. Now that is interesting. Very interesting. Last week the first financial supporter agreed to help me for getting to Brazil. Today the corporation that was initially interested told me they wanna get involved after my return.

Ok. This is interesting. I need to prove that I am a player. Right now I am tired, being constantly confronted with my weaknesses and shadows over the last week. Living an unfulfilled love and still knowing that I prevent myself from get closer is just sucking energy. I need to get out of this unsatisfying situation.

After crushing my last business and being confronted with debts and no idea what my way will be I really need to change. The patterns remain the same, the consequences are getting more and more dramatically. Somehow there is something in me hindering me to get there. It doesn't feel easy it feels as a constant fight against me.

What is my game?