The shortest answer is doing the thing.
Ernest Hemingway

Wachstum ist ein Prozess schöpferischer Zerstörung.
Joseph Alois Schumpeter

Society doesn't have values. People have values.
Milton Friedman

Krise ist ein produktiver Zustand. Man muss ihm nur den Beigeschmack der Katastrophe nehmen.
Max Frisch

Nur das Denken, das wir leben, hat einen Wert.
Hermann Hesse

Silicon Valley Workshop

Truly the best place for an inspiring innovation workshop
If you want to be ahead of the curve in innovation, if you want to discover and implement new ways of customer orientation, you have to come to Silicon Valley. This is the place to experience how innovation works, how an idea can turn into a profitable business within a blink of an eye. We offer a company specific workshop in Silicon Valley to gain new insights and obtain transferable knowledge for your own company.


This workshop
is a key event; unique and extremely motivating.
helps to boost the team spirit of your company/team.
is a tailor-made product to solve key management issues of your company.
is a very effective way to identify successful approaches of leading companies.
helps to develop more entrepreneurial thinking in your company.
can be used to develop new products, approaches and processes for your company.
is a great kick-off for a change initiative to create a sense of urgency and commitment.


Entrepreneurial spirit
Independence/Flexibility: 50% contractors
Multicultural: 32% foreigners
Pioneering spirit: “accept the risk”
Accept failures (Venture Capitalists: from 20 projects 1 fails / 1 pays itself / 1 pays for all)
Vision - Focus
Long working hours
Execution minded: be early not elegant

Intellectual infrastructure
Universities & Research Institutes:
- Stanford and Berkley University (over 50 Nobel prizes)
- AT&Ts Bell Labs
- IBM’s Los Gatos Laboratory
- Stanford Industrial Park
Talent Pool, Networking
Close relationship between engineering schools and industry
Transparency & honesty

Venture Capital Infrastructure
2/3 of US venture capital is in Silicon Valley
Several rounds of funding: seed, 1st/2nd/3rd, IPO
Follow-on financing
Management know-how
Network of contacts

Sophisticated Service Infrastructure
Strategic marketing, product packaging, trade shows, logos
Accounting and law firms specialized in high-tech industry
Executive search firms
Real estate


Innovation, creativity & idea management
Find out how start-up companies develop break-through products from idea to maturity.

Speed - reduce time to market
Apply rapid product development approaches from successful companies.

Trend and technology scouting
Discover latest products & technology trends; learn from leading knowledge workers.

Talent management
Understand how other companies attract and retain talents: learn their success formula.

Creativity, courage, initiative
Visit companies that have already created a spirit of creativity, a “can do mentality”.

Teamwork, cultural differences, team spirit & motivation
Experience entrepreneurship with your team, and create an unique team spirit.


Networking with external experts leads to the implementation of better tools and more efficient processes.
This workshop is an excellent combination of
- a great learning & team development opportunity
- a smart incentive for the company’s top performers
This workshop is often used to
- learn from top experts; how do they solve their problems?
- identify new trends and concepts.
- get to know state of the art solutions.
- to be one step ahead of your competition.
- increase delivery speed and reduce time to market.
- find out how to attract, retain and compensate top performers.
- improve creative thinking.
If your company avoids only one mistake – like an unsuccessful project – then the benefits of this workshop will outweigh the costs by far.


Learn from the world’s elite - directly in Silicon Valley. Participants get to know excellent business models.
New concepts and management techniques.
Intense co-operation amongst the participants.
Development of a strong team spirit.
External and internal networking.
Enhance sensitivity for cultural differences.
Update on latest trends, technologies, concepts and business plans.
Integrate the success factors why Silicon Valley is so successful into your own company – participants will bring back practical findings which can be implemented.
This workshop serves also as a very smart incentive and motivates participants to implement positive changes in their company after their return.


Design of a tailored Silicon Valley workshop
Development of an individual program based on your needs.

Possible focus of a Silicon Valley Workshop
Strategic management: Strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset
Proactive change management, changes in society
Customer experience management: client centricity & touchpoint management
Automated customization
Leadership development and talent management: attracting high potentials
Innovation, technology & trend scouting
Venture capitalism, finance & financial services industry
Rapid software development strategies
Networking between academia and business – the role model of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Workshop
Dauer:1 Woche
Ort:Silicon Valley, Kalifornien, USA
Termin:zu vereinbaren
Zusätzlich zur Referententätigkeit ist auch eine firmenspezifische Anpassung der Inhalte auf die Bedürfnisse des Auftraggebers enthalten. Nebenkosten werden separat verrechnet.