How does a career become a calling? I talk about this in terms of my own life in “Wie geht Berufung?” (“A Calling: How It Works”), along with 39 other personalities such as Ottmar Hitzfeld, David Togni and Werner Kieser. Many thanks to the editor Mattis Kummer for this honour. Read More
How will artificial intelligence influence filmmaking?
Ed built up Pixar alongside Steve Jobs and John Lasseter. Pixar was aquired in 2006 by Disney for $7.4 billion. Since then, Ed Catmull serves as president for both Pixar and Disney Animation. Read More
What could Switzerland learn from Silicon Valley – and vice versa? How far has Switzerland come as a technology hub in terms of digital transformation?
I asked Toni Schneider these questions, amongst others, at the WORLDWEBFORUM in Zürich. Toni was the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, for 8 years. Right now WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS and is used on over 60 million websites – including this one.
As a partner in the Silicon Valley VC True Ventures Toni invests in startups such as Fitbit und Bandcamp.
Toni is a Swiss national and grew up in Meilen and Stäfa. After completing his studies at secondary school he worked for a year as a DJ for Radio Zürisee. Now he lives in California, where he studied at Santa Barbara City College and Stanford University.
I conducted the interview in Toni’s native Swiss German (I have provided subtitles in English 😉).
Here is the interview in it’s entirety: Read More