Shiftschool Guidebook

A Guidebook for Century 21

Transformation Guidelines for Game Changers

Nadjeschda Taranczewski front view
Century 21 files

The case of Nadjeschda Taranczewski

21/2022/X/0051
Statement: This too shall pass.

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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Tom Pauly SHIFTSCHOOL front view
Century 21 files

The case of Tom Pauly

21/2022/X/0052
Statement: Be like a Crow!

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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Stefanie Ollenburg Shiftschool front view
Century 21 files

The case of Stefanie Ollenburg

21/2022/X/0056
Statement: Smile before you die …

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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Nadine Friedel front view
Century 21 files

The case of Nadine Friedel

21/2022/X/0053
Statement: PLEASE BE INPATIENT

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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Hannes Kranzfelder
Century 21 files

The Case of Hannes Kranzfelder

21/2022/X/0003
Statement: nobreaklights or no brakelights

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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Dr. Irène Kilubi
Century 21 files

The case of Dr. Irène Kilubi

21/2022/X/0009
Statement: All you need is already inside of you.

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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experiment
FLEXICON

EXPERIMENT

EXPERIMENT \ ik-ˈsper-ə-mənt \ A DEFINTION: “We simply have to run more experiments” is lightly said, but heavily implemented. The lean-startup-innovation mumbo jumbo…
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Manuel Scheidegger Shiftschool front view
Century 21 files

The case of Manuel Scheidegger

21/2022/X/0060
Statement: Find good questions for every answer.

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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Penelope Mavor front view
Century 21 files

The case of Penelope Mavor

21/2022/X/0054
Statement: Where do you want to be heading?

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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About this Guidebook

If you are on uncertain terrain, you need guidelines (there are no exact plans anyway). And if you want to change things for the better on uncertain terrain, you need transformative guidelines.

This is exactly why the Guidebook for Century 21 came into being. As inspiration for those who want to change the game. Of course, we were also inspired. No idea is really new. Our source of inspiration was Douglas Adams. This Guidebook is a tribute to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which is still unsurpassed today.

Transformation guidelines: How to lead sustainable change

Over 40 years after its initial publication, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide’ is a classic in science fiction literature. We Hitchhiker fans still enjoy the witty characters, the absurd plots, and the subtle lessons that have perpetuated the cultural legacy. The Guide is always a gentle reminder of our human frailties and the fact that despite all the challenges, life is not to be taken entirely too seriously after all.

The guide asks us if it really makes sense to search for the meaning of life. Just like supercomputer Deep Thought, which spits out the answer to the question of all questions after a lot of calculating, but without having understood the actual question. To us Shiftshapers, the number 42 stands as a symbol for the absurdities that we humans get up to every day. 42 is the reminder that we should finally stop searching for a solution to every problem. Instead, we should start looking for the important questions. Again and again.

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