In a recent blog post [https://sebzurcher.com/writing/the-most-important-thing-as-a-business-owner/], we concluded that company culture is essential for happy customers and employees. Today we will unpack what that means in the context of a small business. A Definition of Culture What is culture, and how does it play out in
This week, I came across a fascinating study on how small business CEO generally spend their time. Why fascinating? Because in my opinion, most literature about business and management focuses on big corporations (at least that's how it feels like). I also find it very interesting to see how other
Most new business owners or leaders will probably ask that question at some point: which is more important, our clients or the team? Which area should get my highest priority?
With the passing of 2020, I was reviewing my habits and themes for the new year. Among other things, I noticed that during the past year I read close to over 50 books. This on top of all the blogs and articles I read when I have some free time.
In 2018 and 2019 I had the chance of visiting Turkey a couple of times. Namely Ankara, which is the capital, and Istambul. For me it was the first time that I was visiting a place with a middle eastern flair, and I really enjoyed it. What surely helped, was
One of the more famous places in Switzerland is the Lauterbrunnen Valley near the Top of Europe - the Jungfrau. To recharge and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of my home country, I got up early and walked for 90 minutes to have a beautiful view over the town of Lauterbrunnen
Late 2018 I started working for a new company. One of the highlights in 2019 was the company retreat in January which we spent in the Swedish Lappland. Kiruna, the closest city where we stayed, is situated north of the polar circled and we experience some really cold temperatures (down
A short set of photos from a weekend walk with my family to a wooden tower close to our home.
Recently I was craving some time alone and needed to recharge. Usually I do this best by going out of my flat or office and looking at some stunning sceneries. Currently I am not living near a tall mountain to climb so I found a good vantage point - a
Sometimes I like to get away and drive. Drive for a long long time, when driving becomes second nature and a inward process takes place. When you start internalize the lyrics of that song you are listening to, and start thinking. When you look around and take the passing landscapes
I've spent the last couple of days indoors looking at a screen and books. And as of now I am glad to announce that I've officially finished my exams for this year and I'm more than ready to spend more time outdoors. Tuesday afternoon I needed a break and instead
When art makes you think practically and not only abstractly, I think the artist got something right. And through a Meetup group in Sydney I came across Marina DeBris [https://www.facebook.com/marina.debris?fref=ts] and her Trashion Show for the opening of Sculpture by the Sea [http:
Wanting to spend a couple of days out of the city, my wife and I were offered the opportunity to drive out inland and to spend a week on a farm with friends. The local family gave us a tour of their property (which includes several smaller estates) and we
As you probably know, I am studying at the moment and college is a good opportunity to find people that have the same interest and passions. That is how a good group 7 photographers came together for a Friday afternoon and walked around Birkenhead Point in Sydney. There was no
Year 2015 is going fast, very fast. I have now spent eight months in Sydney and the year abroad is slowly but surely getting to a close. But before that, my wife and I are making sure that we enjoy the country as much as we can besides studying full-time.
Two weeks ago, Saskia and I decided to leave the city for the blue mountains for a two night getaway. And I am so glad we did. We just needed some time out after a busy time, and really enjoyed walks, amazing views and time together. Naturally, I jumped on
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I visited Canberra. Right before driving back to Sydney, we decided to have lunch in the city. While walking towards the main street, a nice wooden sign caught my attention. And without further notice, I almost dragged my wife into Bentspoke Brewing.
Two weeks ago, Saskia and I travelled to Canberra for a three-day stay. We had been to the coast a lot lately and wanted to see something different. And Canberra is very different to the coast or Sydney for that matter. Canberra has to live with the harsh critique of
Sometimes I just can't stop myself. I take my dear camera out of the bag and start shooting the scene from every possible angle. But then after a while when the excitement sets, I sense that I am obviously missing something. What about the people around me or why did