A tribute to a colorful set of posts and reporters – bold, humble and fun

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What happens if you fall in love with your job, or asked in another way, how can you fall in love with what you do? As a managing editor I had the privilege to work with a fascinating bunch of students who were supposed to write about change and cover the perspectives of change makers. I realized during the virtual coaching and preparatory days and the even more intensive time during the World Resources Forum in Davos that this selected group of young students are changemakers themselves.

While having had the chance to see the reporters grow from post to post I fell in love with my job. You will witness a glimpse of my enlightment in the following video in which the reporters introduce to their favourite posts. Nonetheless, do not miss the rest of their provocative, bold, humble and often humourous way of capturing what happened behind the snowy conference front stage. Feel free to continue the discussion by commenting on their posts and drop me a line if you are interested to book our reporters for your upcoming events and fall in love with your job as well.

Caroline writes about her carbon footprint travelling from the US to Davos. She asks how many resources do we burn to get to conferences like this and is it worth it? “Think critically about your actions. It is one thing to talk about sustainability issues but it is another to live them day to day.”

Claudio writes about the free market economy and how it is mistreated as a scapegoat when it comes to resources. He favours to guide our perspective on the interesting business ideas out there and presented at the World Resources Forum, i.e. sykscrapers made out of wood.

Tanaka writes about how to address development anew and how to leapfrog development paradigms based on her inspiration by Ashok Khosla.

Laura Ochoa loves eating insects such as worm burgers or cockroaches with chocolate. “Why not eating them, change paradigms and try new things out.”

Lenka challenges the predominant solution of decoupling growth and resource problems in the future. The concept, according to Lenka, “does not work”.

Benoit is passionate about entrepreneurship and sees sustainability as a challenge and a new repertoire to draw on for all entrepreneurs.

Nasma writes about nanotechnology and what you dont know about it. “It is an immature technology and we have to ask ourselves how fast can innovation go.” More generally spoken she does want society to control the risks of technology and innovation when thinking about growth.

Dominika believes in miracles and in particular environmental miracles. She wants us to perceive China not as the largest contaminator of the world but its promising sustainable ways of development.

“Hey I am Laura Burger” and she believes that resources are scarce! Laura wants us to be be scared about our iphone as it is likely to become  an endangered species in a few years time.

Majka Baur is fascinated by a natural resource guru and asks him in an interview about the real pricing of natural resources.

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