The case of Manuel Grassler

1 suspect. 21 pieces of evidence. 1 transformation story. No coincidence.

Full of 21st century attitudes, advice, and aspirations of a true leader by example.

Manuel Grassler
Mugshot 1: Front
Manuel Grassler
Mugshot 2: Side
Manuel Grassler
Evidence 1: bag contents
Manuel Grassler
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Manuel Grassler
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of promoting playfulness as humanity's most natural way of encountering complexity and leading folks into a world full of better ideas. [cto]

Title: Playpreneur and Catalyst for a playful future of work

Address: www.manuelgrassler.com

Location: Graz, Austria

Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2022/X/0005

Statement: Dare to play with me?

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This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.

In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.

Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.

1/21

Are you the “here and now” oder “dream about the future” kind of person?

I love imagining future states

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

What the fuc* got into all those old white bastards?

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

8/21

Dare to play with me?

Bumper sticker

5/21

Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.

There is no such thing as a new idea.

Mark Twain

There is no such thing as society.

Margret Thatcher

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

American Proverb

There is no such thing as tomorrow.

Alan Watts

= true

= false

THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

18/21

What does your morning (routine) look like?

giphy

My little one wakes me at 5:30 and invites me to play. Then I make her breakfast, watch her favourite show with her, get washed up, mutate to an animal caretaker trying to dress my little one which at that point is either a cat, a koala or a small cow, drive to the kindergarten, kiss her good-bye, listen to loud music while driving to my playroom, drink my first coffee and get started with my work.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

brown, black, blue, blonde, orange, red,

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Purpose is this magical quality that can be felt when our actions (that in sync with our own values) create impact and we are in the beautiful situation to actually experience this impact. Feeling our own agency in the world.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

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The prohibition of seriousness

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is stubborness for ones own sake

Responsibility is a prerequisite for freedom

Vulnerability is an invitation to openly connect

Gratitude is an antidote to seriousness

Curiosity is the beginning of the new

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?

Planning ahead

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

Enough to live a cozy live.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Honest, Imaginative, Dreaming, Ambitious, Curious

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Hey buddy, why don't you go for a walk and never come back?

JITTERBUG

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

Doing Improv and Clowning.How to renovate a house. Enjoying rural life.

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

What’s the best question you have ever been asked?

What did you want to become when you where a child?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Perfectionism
2. Being serious
3. Pleasing others

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Any role where a no-name outgrows him/herself. Its usually those situation where I need to cry. Always.

DREAMCAST

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Good question. I don't know myself. Basically it is being curious about stuff nobody cares about, being playful and creative not giving a sh*t on its quality. It is also having a lot of G&T with deep philosophical rambling around and trying to not grow up and accept the status quo.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?

You can't upfront. You need to manifest it somehow and test it for real.

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Transformation is an attentive reaction to being open and realistic. By observing what really happens around us and accepting that everything is flowing and changing all the time, we can transform in a sense that we react and act differently to go with this flow.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

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