My name is Sven, I am German but living since more than 14 years in Barcelona. I would describe myself as European, rather than German, Spanish or Catalan. I have worked in Austria, China, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the US and love Europe’s diversity and richness.
I am strongly convinced that in order to overcome today’s economic crisis in Europe we have to create and foster a new entrepreneurial culture. We should celebrate much more the people who take the risk and start up their own company – independently if they ultimately succeed or fail. We should motivate young people much more to question the status quo and educate them to go beyond their comfort zone. Innovation starts with the first step beyond the known. Reach out. Dream.
I am co-founder an CEO of boolino (twitter: @boolino), a cultural and educational project whose objective is to foster children’s reading. Reading and understanding is basis of all learning. There is nothing more powerful than a great story. So whenever you have the chance, I would encourage you to share a story with and kid. For young kid up to seven or eight years, I warmly recommend you to check out my little book box, an unique experience that goes far beyond a book.