Author: Jutta Jerlich

22. August 2019 – Very personal & hard to describe

You know the fact that it is recommended to personally attend a FUN by your physician? Very personal stories made it a very personal edition. Here is our review and why it took so long until we could publish the article :
Sometimes, rarely the case, it is very hard to describe what an evening was like. This edition is one of those.
Here is my attempt to find the words to describe the personal stories shared, the atmosphere and the impact in our minds. For everyone there, feel free to add your personal additions and comments.

Alan Frei

Alan Frei, Co-Founder of Amorana

Alan Frei is an Swiss entrepreneur, vagabond and minimalist. He is the co-founder and CMO of Amorana and calls himself a serial failure and explained why he says this with a few of the 50 times it did not work out for him. We spoke about the most important failure traps he identified on his journey. One of them is the question about business partnerships: How do you know or find the right business partner?

If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.

On a side note: Basel Stadt is the Kanton with the least engagement on Alan`s current business! Enough reason to come to Basel to find out why this is the case. Not sure if he got an answer to his question.

Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin

Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin

Jolanda shared with us an unexplained personal experience at a public event in 2014. She was the victim of knockout drops. The massive consequences on her personal and professional life damaged her personal identity and her family. She came out of it strong. She founded NetzCourage – the hatespeech ambulance – a non-profit organization that actively supports persons attacked in real life and digital media in October 2016. The organization fights against hate, discrimination and racism on the Internet.

The only way to change a system is to come together in a group for leverage

When Jolanda spoke, it was very quiet. We were touched.

Ian Reid

Ian Reid

Ian is one of our community members and always speaking up about how we are doing in terms of delivering what we promise at FUN.Basel. In his profession, he is an independent Counsellor and Therapist, supporting others through the trials, transitions, and traumas that life throws at us; helping them find their most congruent way to be. As us he believes that finding, being, and doing what you love leads to the most contentment.

If you don’t value honesty, integrity and fair-play, we probably won’t get along socially.

Ian regularly speaks-up about unethical business and unprofessional practices. I enjoy this when we meet in digital channels because it is so needed.

Thank you Alan, Jolanda and Ian for showing up, setting my world of speakers actually showing up straight again. If this does not make sense to you, feel free to ask me in a personal call.

Thank you to the team of the evening: Felix Leypoldt (Photographer), Bea Revesz from M-Eating Table for setting up our Apero.

The Organiser

Jutta Jerlich


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