Century 21 files

The case of Matthias Lenssen

This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.

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SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

Matthias Lenssen shiftschool front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool book nightstand
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of creating purposeful and creative playgrounds where people are full of enthusiasm and focus to accomplish what they set out to do. [cto]

Title: Creative Catalyst for bold ideas

Address: www.nowpow.de

Location: Burscheid, near Cologne (GER)

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2022/X/0065

Statement: Once in a while take a deep breath and smile.

HOW TO READ THIS

Bobby Tobias
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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” or “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

Why does nobody see the greatness in THAT idea?!

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

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THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Bobby Tobias

Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.

8/21

Once in a while take a deep breath and smile.

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

Nothing spectacular. Standing up, having a breakfast with my family, see what is important that day.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

blond, red, blue, street dog brown

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

For me purpose is a compass to travel through live. In my case: Creating playgrounds.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

Radically green! I urge for laws to protect our planet, to reduce unnecessary consumption and to punish greedy people.

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is important to bring ideas to life.

Responsibility is important to rescue our planet.

Vulnerability is a lacked skill of our leaders

Gratitude is something you should be every single day.

Curiosity is my fuel.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Spending too much time in the future.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

Depends on the task. Between 50€ and 500€ 😀

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Imaginative, Inventive, Creative, Humorous, Dreaming

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES

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17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. Being an excellent Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons

2. Everything about regenerative villages.

3. Playing the harmonica.

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

Good question... Perhaps the question of my wife which she asks me regularly: Where are your thoughts? Come back into the here and now.

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Big house, yacht and other materialistic "dreams"
2. Saving the world. Better start in your sphere of influence
3. Being perfect. Accept and even love your flaws and failures.

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) in Dumb and Dumber

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

It's great and awful. I have a lot of ideas every day, but I struggle in bringing them into reality.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

If it is still in my head after two weeks > Good idea. If it is forgotten the next day > Bad idea.

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Getting from one state to another. In the best case it's an improvement.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Is it that serious? What is the worst that can happen?

JITTERBUG

Bettina von Stamm
Century 21 files

The case of Bettina von Stamm

21/2022/X/0004
Statement: In every small detail you see the whole picture, if you know how to look.
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Edda Luisa Kruse Rosset front view
Century 21 files

The case of Edda Kruse Rosset

21/2022/X/0027
Statement: Trust your own desire instead of asking others what you should seek.
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Bonnie Lorraine Smith front view
Century 21 files

The case of Bonnie Lorraine Smith

21/2022/X/0043
Statement: Stop driving so close – better yet, stop driving and rewild this asphalt!
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Alis Anagnostakis shiftschool front view
Century 21 files

The case of Alis Anagnostakis

21/2022/X/0059
Statement: When you know your WHY, any HOW becomes possible!
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Century 21 files

The case of Matthias Lenssen

This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.

SHIFTSCHOOL Logo

SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

Matthias Lenssen shiftschool front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool book nightstand
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
Shiftschool Badge

Memo: person suspected of creating purposeful and creative playgrounds where people are full of enthusiasm and focus to accomplish what they set out to do. [cto]

Title: Creative Catalyst for bold ideas

Address: www.nowpow.de

Location: Burscheid, near Cologne (GER)

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2022/X/0065

Statement: Once in a while take a deep breath and smile.

HOW TO READ THIS

Bobby Tobias
Shiftschool Badge

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” or “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

Why does nobody see the greatness in THAT idea?!

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

SHIFTSCHOOL Logo

THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Bobby Tobias

Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.

8/21

Once in a while take a deep breath and smile.

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

Nothing spectacular. Standing up, having a breakfast with my family, see what is important that day.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

blond, red, blue, street dog brown

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

For me purpose is a compass to travel through live. In my case: Creating playgrounds.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

Radically green! I urge for laws to protect our planet, to reduce unnecessary consumption and to punish greedy people.

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is important to bring ideas to life.

Responsibility is important to rescue our planet.

Vulnerability is a lacked skill of our leaders

Gratitude is something you should be every single day.

Curiosity is my fuel.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Spending too much time in the future.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

Depends on the task. Between 50€ and 500€ 😀

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Imaginative, Inventive, Creative, Humorous, Dreaming

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES

Shiftschool Badge

Discover more transformation interviews of other changemakers accused of seriously transforming themselves and others.

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. Being an excellent Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons

2. Everything about regenerative villages.

3. Playing the harmonica.

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

???

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

Good question... Perhaps the question of my wife which she asks me regularly: Where are your thoughts? Come back into the here and now.

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Big house, yacht and other materialistic "dreams"
2. Saving the world. Better start in your sphere of influence
3. Being perfect. Accept and even love your flaws and failures.

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) in Dumb and Dumber

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

It's great and awful. I have a lot of ideas every day, but I struggle in bringing them into reality.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

If it is still in my head after two weeks > Good idea. If it is forgotten the next day > Bad idea.

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

Getting from one state to another. In the best case it's an improvement.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

Is it that serious? What is the worst that can happen?

JITTERBUG

Miikka Leinonen front view
Century 21 files

The case of Miikka Leinonen

21/2022/X/0012
Statement: Set your ideas free. They will come someday with their friends.
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