Hello everyone and welcome to summer!

Since quite some time it smells and tastes a lot like summer around here, so I thought to myself, it is time for the annual summer lottery!

This time there are no holiday photos to show off yet, so the task is to simply answer the following question:

“In which year was BusinessMind founded?”

If you know the answer, send an email stating the year to birgit.baumann@businessmind.at. Deadline to do so is the Friday, 7 July 2017, 5 pm! (by the way.. you can find the answer here on my website www.businessmind.at! Or simply guess. Your choice! 🙂 )

What’s to be won? The first 3 right answers will win an English edition of my book “Blossoming Workshops and Seminars Guaranteed to Succeed” worth 29.99 €, which will be distributed after it’s publication in Mid summer (with an attractive starting price of around 10 € per book)!

On my newly invented book page, you can take a look at the contents of this book as well as into 2 selected chapters “Guideline for Blossoming Seminars and Workshops” and “Rank dynamics”. And you can already download some freebies helping you to make your events blossom (like in the fotos).

By the way.. 10% ofthe net proceeds of my book will be donated!

I have decided to donate 10% of the net proceeds from my book sales to a good cause. The reason is a sad one. Not long ago two friends of mine lost their battle against cancer.

They were not only vibrant personalities, both were relentless in their commitment to what mattered to them (and matter to me, too.) One was Andreas Schibany (page in German), who influenced Austrian research and technology policy like no other; the other, Lee Schipper, wwwoted his life to studying the social and technological challenges of energy efficiency, in particular in the transportation sector. And he was also a fantastic musician.

Therefore and in the same spirit my donations go to CeMMResearch Centre for Molecular Medicine in Vienna and the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship.

I am looking forward to virtually meeting you here while reading the next blog article! Until then, I wish you a wonderful, sunny and relaxing summer!

Yours, Birgit

PS from Mid July 2017: And the 3 winners of the English version of my book “Blossoming Workshops and Seminars Guaranteed to Succeed” of the “English Summer Lottery” are:

Kalypso Sepou, Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus

Edita Bagdonaite, Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, Lithuania

Sofia Azevedo, Agência Nacional de Inovação, Portugal