Michaela Merz


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I can’t keep up


On Sunday my youngest and I were out and about in the city with our scooters. We both enjoy that. We scoot aimlessly right through the city and discover something new. Two stone snakes high up on the facade, the exhibition «The Wolf in Switzerland” in the Zoological Museum, an amusing poster full of artificial teeth in the Weinbergstrasse. Continue reading


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Data analytics – PwC Switzerland’s position paper “Business Booster: Data Analytics”


Data and big data have been a hot topic for a while. The increased spread of the Internet in the past decades generated a wealth of data, which can be of tremendous value and it is essentially a new asset class for businesses, if utilized properly.

Data-savvy businesses are using data analytics to increase the speed and quality of their decision making process. Continue reading


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A Perfect Day


I woke up and got out of bed up. It was still dark. I dressed myself and off I went. The lake was calm and the daylight began to dilute the darkness. I pushed my canoe into the water, very careful not to get myself wet. Then I dipped the paddle into the water and headed in the direction of the sunrise. It was quiet; only occasionally did I hear birdcalls. The lake and the banks were deserted. Continue reading


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Tante Martha


DSCI0425DSCI0434DSCI0408DSCI0412DSCI0415I am privileged. The people I work with, are too. We have an exciting, challenging job. We deal with things which maybe in one months will be on the title page of the business journal as business event of the month. We are surrounded by highly motivated, clever, experienced people, where the entire knowledge about business can be collected with a simple phone call. We are encouraged, trained, made sought-after specialists. At the same time the team has a strong team spirit, is helping and supporting each other, if things get difficult. Continue reading


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The lawyer at the wheel


713346_web_R_B_by_Tim Reckmann_pixelio.deThomas set behind the steering wheel. Margrit did not like that. Finally, it was her car and she wished that Thomas would at least ask. But he never did that. Thomas was a lawyer and what characterised him best was the trait that he always knew everything better (or at least thought he did) and was always right. For his fellow human beings this was usually annoying and thus Margrit was one of the few who could stand Thomas for a longer time. Continue reading