Century 21 files

The case of Nele Fischer

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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Nele Fischer Shiftschool front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Nele Fischer Shiftschool side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Nele Fischer Shiftschool bag contents
Evidence 1: bag contents
Nele Fischer Shiftschool books on nightstand
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Nele Fischer Shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of re-thinking, re-learning, re-designing, and re-searching in the context of organizational development, transformation processes and shaping futures. [cto]

Title: facilitator for transformation and reflexive futures practice

Address: www.linkedin.com/in/nele-fischer

Location: Earth, Europe, Germany, Berlin

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

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0069

Statement: Dare to be the change that you want to see in this world

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 being in the here and now shiftschool

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

And again, I did not meet my own expectation, I'm really not good enough in parenting/ thinking/ research/ work/ empathie/ listening/...

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

Dare to be the change that you want to see in this world

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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?

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Step 1: tired, showering, rushing breakfast, sometimes a bit of dancing. Step 2: a phone call to loved ones, a walk, a bit of learning, a coffee . Step 3 (in my ideal world only): yoga and meditation

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

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

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Whiteblond, blue, red, orange, now darkblond since a while

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Purpose is the more or less explicit answer to a big “why?”. It is a felt imagination that energizes, motivates and aligns actions or decisions. It can be a crucial guide through the uncertainty of transformation processes (or life, for that matter).

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

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Laws that grant rights to the environment and the (social) common good.

ABOVE THE LAW

15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is ... the foundation of transformation

Responsibility is ... the reflective practice needed to act towards desirable futures

Vulnerability is ... a very fragile present of trust that deserves care

Gratitude is ... a humble awareness of our intermingled, interdependent lives

Curiosity is ... the entrance to an ever new world

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

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

Not stating needs and expectations clearly - and inquire more explicitly those of others (learning still ongoing)

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

I’d prefer a basic income so I could work without weird attempts to translate life, time, effort or passion into money.

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Responsible, Thoughtful, Imaginative, Cooperative, Curious

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. another language

2. how to code

3. identifying more plants and fungi

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

19/21

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

Is that worth time of your life?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Being available everywhere, anytime
2. Collecting material status symbols
3. bucket lists (or postponing things of importance to whenever)

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

I'd like to be Momo (in Michael Ende's book rather than the movie)

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

On a global scale, it's a huge privilege. On the inner micro scale, it’s a bit like juggling, which might be fun, or exhausting, or both simultaneously.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

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

I think you'd rather feel whether an idea is good (measurement, I guess, is better suited if you have a first prototype). Sometimes, it's good if you feel it just works. Sometimes, it's good if you feel that sparkling, that attraction, that call of curiosity...

FOOLS AND TOOLS

3/21

Transformation is:

To me, transformation is a process leading from one state to another, whereby this ‘other’ state can be the space of an imagined desirable future. Transformation is an opportunity to align efforts to create a better world – on a large or very small scale. It requires critical reflection to account for the interdependence of whatever is transformed with its surroundings and the situated perspective of those involved.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

What are you really about?

JITTERBUG

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