• Video: Alan Webber talks about surprises

    Alan Webber, entrepreneur, former publisher of "Harvard Business Review" and moderator of our annual SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM, about ACADEMIA SUPERIOR an why we need to prepare for surprises.

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  • DIALOGUE with Elina Garanča

    World famous mezzo-soprano Elina Garanča was Markus Hengstschläger's guest at the ACADEMIA SUPERIOR DIALOGUE on November 12, 2013 in Linz Castle.

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  • DIALOGUE with Eugen Freund: US elections

    On November 5th 2012, the evening before the US presidential election, Markus Hengstschläger discussed the matter with Eugen Freund, longtime US-correspondent for Austrian television.

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  • The SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM 2012: "The new old"

    The relativity of the old and the new was the topic of the SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM in 2012 with experts Carl Djerassi (USA), Jehanne deBiolley & Harrison Liu (China) and Helmut Kramer (Austria).
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  • The SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM 2011

    The very first SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM took place in April 2011 with experts Janne Teller, Karin Kneissl, Kevin Warwick, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma and Anton Zeilinger. Heiner Geißler gave a speech at the public event.
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  • DIALOGUE with Bruno Frey: Power.Money.Happiness?

    On September 27, 2011,  the famous Swiss economist and happiness researcher Bruno S. Frey came to Linz Castle in order to talk to Markus Hengstschläger about the following question: Does money make happy?

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  • DIALOGUE with Anas Schakfeh: Living together (differently)

    ACADEMIA SUPERIOR DIALOGUE with Markus Hengstschläger and Anas Schakfeh, the former president of the Islamic Community in Austria on May 2, 2012 in the south wing of Linz castle.
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"THE FUTURE BEGINS WITH OUR THOUGHTS. LET'S SHAPE IT."

Think

Better Never Stops - Besser werden darf nie enden!
Better Never Stops - Besser werden darf nie enden!

Vom 13. bis 15. März fand das fünfte SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM in Gmunden, unter dem Motto "From Good to Great" statt.

YOUNG ACADEMIA Workshop - From Good to Great
YOUNG ACADEMIA Workshop - From Good to Great

Bereits im Vorfeld des SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUMS sammelte die YOUNG ACADEMIA Ideen und Denkanstöße für die Diskussionen.

Radikal Innovation: Opportunities for the Upper Austrian Economy
Radikal Innovation: Opportunities for the Upper Austrian Economy

Improving existing products and being open for radically new ideas is the key to success in innovation.

Surprise Blog

Zu den Besten aufschließen
Zu den Besten aufschließen

Sie setzen die Wege des SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUMs fest: Moderation, Intendanz und Initiation Markus Hengstschläger, Alan Webber, Michael Strugl.

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