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In the latest episode of our Next Visions Podcast series, we delve into the world of venture capital. Ulrich Thiem, Head of M&A and Venture Capital at Porsche, and Christian Miele, Partner at the investor Headline, talk about investments into the future and their companies’ approach to VC investing, including challenges, lessons learned and strategies employed along the way.

Ulrich Thiem and Christian Miele talk about investments in start-ups and venture capital

What challenges and issues do investors face in today’s increasingly crowded and competitive environment? Why does Porsche invest in startups? What are the different strategies behind venture capital (VC) and corporate venture capital (CVC)? How do investors choose and structure their…


Carola Rackete and Gianpiero Petriglieri

Carola Rackete and Gianpiero Petriglieri talk about leadership, Europe and why cooperation is important. Listen to their whole conversation in the latest episode of the Next Visions Podcast by Porsche in collaboration with the House of Beautiful Business.

Carola Rackete and Gianpiero Petriglieri talk about their view on leadership

The drama surrounding the Sea-Watch-3 captivated the world public for weeks. Carola Rackete rescued 53 people off the coast of Libya, following a two-week standoff with the Italian government. The authorities at the time had closed its ports and refused to authorize her docking in Lampedusa, a small island off the southern coast of Sicily. Despite a port closure, she headed for…


Naomi Ryland and Lisa Jaspers share their view on leadership, role models and how our way of doing business has to change in the future in the latest episode of the Next Visions Podcast by Porsche in collaboration with the House of Beautiful Business.

Next Role Models Podcast with Lisa Jaspers and Noami Ryland
Next Role Models Podcast with Lisa Jaspers and Noami Ryland
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In the future, perhaps many people will look back with some disbelief at how few women were in leadership positions in 2020. Quite similar to how we look back today to the time when women were not allowed to vote. The Women in the Workplace Study by McKinsey revealed that 2020 was the sixth year in…


The second season of the Next Visions podcast brings together experts and masterminds in nine conversations about the possibilities of our extraordinary times.

A global pandemic, wildfires in Australia and California, demonstrations, and protests for racial justice and freedom around the world: 2020 is the year of a new awakening and exploration of what can be possible.

This is the moment to reimagine, individually and collectively, as pioneers, thinkers, and doers. It’s time to think about our future, discuss opportunities, and understand the perspective of others.


We live in transformational times in which almost everything is radically changing. Our values evolve and our belief system is changing as quickly as the things around us. In the Next Visions Podcast, we welcomed many thought leaders, who shared their journey and personal advice. What can we learn from them for the challenges ahead in terms of leadership and purpose?

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“If you can see your employees working, they’re productive. If you pay them more, they’ll work harder“. Already a decade ago the Harvard Business Review argued that this corporate mentality is not suitable to meet the challenges of work…


A conversation between Janina Mütze and Dr Martin Einhorn

What does the population wish for? What do people desire to change? For more than 100 years, market and opinion researchers have been trying to understand this as precisely as possible. In the fourth episode of Porsche’s Next Visions podcast (German edition), host Christopher Golombek meets Janina Mütze, founder of the digital market and opinion research start-up Civey, and Dr Martin Einhorn, Director Customer Evaluation & Analytics at Porsche. They talk about the challenge of analyzing data, the future of market research and why trust and digital self-determination are so important.

About eight weeks before the American presidential election and…


A conversation between Eva Kaczor and Dr Christian Knörle

In the third episode of Porsche’s Next Vision podcast, host Melanie Hähnel meets purpose coach and psychologist Eva Kaczor, and Christian Knörle, Head of Company Building at Porsche Digital to talk about the power of reinvention. They give insights into their very own personal and professional transformations. Eva explains the Psychedelic Breath technique she developed and Christian describes his professional mantra: beginner’s mind.

Dr Christian Knörle and Eva Kaczor talk about reinvention
Dr Christian Knörle and Eva Kaczor talk about reinvention
Dr Christian Knörle (Head of Company Building at Porsche Digital) and Eva Kaczor (Purpose Coach)

“To keep up with the world of 2050, you will need […] above all to reinvent yourself over and over again.“ That is a quote from „21 Lessons for the 21st Century“ by world-famous author and professor…


A conversation with professor Dr Lucia Reisch

In a world where global warming, biodiversity loss and other environmental challenges are becoming more urgent, how do we encourage individuals to make the right choices? In the second episode of the German edition of the Next Visions podcast by Porsche, our host Christopher Golombek speaks with Lucia Reisch, professor of consumer behaviour and consumer policy at Copenhagen Business School, about the concept of nudging and how it can help to behave and live more sustainably.

Prof Lucia Reisch, Copenhagen Business School
Prof Lucia Reisch, Copenhagen Business School
Dr Lucia Reisch teaches at the Copenhagen Business School

How can people be motivated to adopt a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle? What are the issues that prevent them from doing more in their…


A conversation with Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke and e-hypercar pioneer Mate Rimac

Electric cars are turning into the fast lane, but will e-mobility finally thrive? In the new episode of the German edition of the Next Visions podcast by Porsche, e-hypercar pioneer Mate Rimac and Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke talk about the future of electric mobility and why the iconic Porsche 911 might at some point be the last car with a steering wheel.

Lutz Meschke (Deputy Chairman and CFO of Porsche AG) and Mate Rimac (Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili) about the future of e-mobility

„There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home“, said the head of a big computer company in 1977 — and there are many similar stories in the history of tech: Ideas often…


In the new episodes of Porsche’s Podcast „Next Visions“ Melanie Hähnel and Christopher Golombek meet thought leaders of today to talk about their visions for the future (in German 🇩🇪). The first new episode of this season comes to your favourite podcast player on Wednesday, 5th of August.

Starting this week, Melanie Hähnel and Christopher Golombek host a joint conversation with thought leaders of our time in the Next Visions Podcast. Together with exciting guests, they talk about their visions for the future along with discussions about recent trends and developments.

Melanie has been with Porsche for almost ten years…

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