About Marcus Bremer

I am interested in Intercultural Communication, Entrepreneurship and Project Management and I am writing about those topics at are-you-global.com

IAMECO – The environmental friendly PC

In the recent time computers have a very short life cycle time and a really bad environmental balance. The individual components are not easy to reuse and they are fastly out of date due to new techniques and so forth. MicroPro, a company from Ireland, developed a Touchscreen personal computer which is supposed to fabricate 70 percent less carbon dioxid as an usual and comparable personal computer. These numbers are calculated throughout the whole life cycle, beginning with the reduction over the using phase until the recycling process. Moreover they mention that 78 percent of the materials are recyclable and an additional part of 20 percent are even reusable for repairing other computers. Continue reading

Clever Caps and Reusing instead of Recycling

Today I found the interesting invention called Clever Caps which was made by the company Cleverpack. The first way to use the Clever Caps is as a bottlecap but instead of throwing the bottlecap away or recycling it you can directly use it as a legobrick because the bottlecaps are designed in a way that they fit the sizes of the usual legobricks. Continue reading

Recharge your Electronic Devices with your Backpack

Hi there,

our electronic devices seem to be out of battery so fast and especially when we are travelling we have problems to recharge! I once had the problem that both my camcorder and my phone had empty batteries and I missed a great shot in Australia. If I had the following backpack I would have been able to make a picture of the “mass boxing event” of at least 10 kangaroos! Continue reading

You liked Lego when you were young? – Then you will love Phonebloks

Hi everyone,

Phonebloks New Generation of SmarphoneYesterday I’ve seen a video on YouTube which showed the next generation of smartphones. The concept is so easy but nevertheless such a great innovation to create your individual smartphone. It works as if you put Lego bricks together and you can choose what really is important for you and your mobile phone – as for example a big camera or a bigger battery. Have a look at the video on Phonebloks and support the idea by joining the Thunderclap on their page and sharing the idea on Facebook.

Creativeness and Simplicity – Sandwichbike

Tool Kit for SandwichbikesUsing 2 plywood boards to create a serviceable and unique bike, that’s the idea of Basten Leijh of Bleijh. He uses re-examined materials for manufacturing and distributing the bike. The packaging seems to be inspired by the packaging of furniture at IKEA with the big advantage of lower shipping costs for such flat packages. Continue reading

What Managers can learn from Obstacle Runs!

Let’s start with a topic which needs to be transfered to fit the international business section. It’s about the increasing number of events of obstacle races. They are a mixture of sports, drill and hard mental work.

Tough Mudder and Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run

I just read about it in a business newspaper and the article reminded me of my start at one of those events in May 2013. I received a wildcard by a friend for the Strongman Run at the Nurburgring and thought “let’s try it”. It was a two rounds course with 15 obstacles per round and all together we had to run 24 kilometres. The worst part was that I got my first cramps when I jumped into the ice-cold water after 10 kilometres and I really had to force myself to go on and finish this competition. And believe me, it really hurt. Continue reading