Time flies in Germany. Have been busy. First in Bonn to help preparing the "B+L Zukunftsforum 2016", which then took place in the BMW World in Munich. It is an event dedicated to the construction material supply industry and where numbers are crunched and approaches and views are explained and discussed. It was my first time to join, and I found it really interesting and at a very high level of expertise. I still finalized my own topic before traveling to Munich, which was to evaluate the impact of the digitalization on the business models and distribution channels of the construction supply industry until 2030.
We spent another day in Munich. In the "Deutsches Museum", besides visiting some artifacts of my childhood memories, I saw the first time in my life Jupiter and Mercury by a glimpse though the telescope of the Eastern Tower Observatory. We also tried Capella in the constellation Auriga. But during daytime, this is not easy. I think, I saw it. But not sure. In the evening we had dinner in the "Zodiac" which is a new venture of my friend roObin Golestan, which he started with his partners from far - as he is living in Beijing. Excellent Pizza and a really nice ambiente. You have to try (click here for more and directions).
Next day we drove to Walchensee to spend the weekend in the Northern Alps. The first the weather was beautiful and we went up to the Herzogstand, enjoying the marvelous views. Sunday then, it was raining. We drove to Garmisch-Patenkirchen, but did not go up to the Zugspitze, as it was within clouds. Lunch break we had in Murnau am Staffelsee and then went back. The rainy day, gave me time to read carefully the news about "Brexit". What an unwise decision. I looked at article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, to understand a bit better what procedure is likely going to come now. Long term, I guess, England will be completely marginalized, and even maybe even stripped of Scotland and Northern Ireland (maybe Wales). Short term, the currency devaluation may help their exports a bit. But what do they want to export? The Queen, Harry Potter, Burberry raincoats? Really silly. At least it will give us some work to do, to relocate UK companies to Continental Europe. But this is not something, I am going to be very happy about.