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tv   Made in Germany - Race against the clock  Deutsche Welle  January 2, 2019 1:30pm-2:01pm CET

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it is the code from super. to do. our very course is put it into active exercise it's already in the public d.w. don't come slashdot it's landing on facebook in the app store to learn german fifth bring it down for you. i'm sure you all know that feeling this constant pressure of having to get things done fast now immediately pressure at work pressure in life pressure to succeed to come first to be the best. the world scan be quite a grim place when we lose ourselves in the infamous wrecked race so why don't we
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just stop for a moment and reflect what ever happened to simply taking your time welcome and good to have you with us on the show so tired is the fire in which we burn out at night from a poem you may know from the film star trek generations you could also say time is endless but we are not and maybe that is why we feel we have to cram as much as possible into the time we have but the relentless rush comes at a price it's called burnout and that may sound like just another trendy name for fatigue or exhaustion nothing a good night's sleep couldn't fix but it's not that simple so do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this report. a world of high rises and high stakes until a year ago that was the world of business consultant i t controller mark brown. jetted around the world and what sixty to seventy hours
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a week he rattled him showing his ability to always shift his performance after another notch. i wanted to be a star and impress my boss on the company you might get a column the shoulder now and again and feel appreciated for a moment just to get it so it doesn't mean a thing it was all about pushing harder and doing more. markets who continuously increase revenue for his company and its clients the immense pressure and the fear of failure had him working round the clock he ignored signs of exhaustion until one day he literally couldn't carry on the. name of enough noise whenever something new came up i would always say yes i'd stop doing something else and open another excel table big knew what i had to do and which area to focus on it was to but i noticed that i wasn't actually achieving anything. i would put aside one project and start the next one. by that point i was just sitting at my computer doing
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nothing. but this is a. mark felt wrecked and just couldn't bounce back he lost interest in doing anything he was diagnosed with moderate depression the result of severe exhaustion . dr mugdha oddly works at a clinic in berlin that specializes in psychosomatic disorders encounters many cases of burnout. mys most suffer from mental and physical exhaustion coupled with an inability to rest and regenerate a pot they just can't recharge their batteries. then. we . the medical profession have noticed a significant increase in cases of burnout in recent years by. that development is reflected in figures on lost productivity in germany in two thousand
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and six burnout accounted for twenty days off work perth aus and employee a decade later that figure had rocketed to one hundred ten burnout is a condition that affects people in all walks of life with all mentioned we also know that people who fall sick due to emotional strain tend to have particularly long periods of incapacity and that is problematic not just for the individuals and their families but also for the economy. according to the world health organization fifty million workers are lost every year to mental illness the cost to the global economy close to one trillion dollars the answer it says is large scale investment in the prevention and treatment of depression anxiety and other disorders the w.h.o. says that every dollar committed would have a long term dividend of four dollars from improved productivity.
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mark spent six months in therapy otherwise he might well have been unable to work for several years. he tried to get back into his old job but was no longer up to the pace of the rat race instead he's turned his hobby into his profession. and when it's over. i'm now working as a safety instructor on a scale out and about on the mediterranean or it's good my income is less than half what it used to be. when you get to see if there is a lot i don't care about money now as these days because it doesn't make you happy as must have been stupid. so clearly it's important to give yourself a break from time to time of course that is often easier said than done you have to let go disappear for awhile sounds like magic well luckily we have enough to be got
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to help us escape the rat race. can you take care of their spend their. time sure i can. conference time. i could take a look at their ass i call you back here this needs doing this just to be finished asap. they all want something and now i'll take care for me when i. watch this ride i come back. got up too early i only had breakfast standing as usual in. the soon as one things down and all those waiting that's how it is all day long you need a break but not in the lunchroom you contradicts that.
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on top and this thing turn it off really off. go offline get out of the office away from your colleagues go outside kind of call. yourself brea. sense your body be present. and be grounded for a moment. that's good you can do that anywhere. we wallow. no you say the company will collapse. no it won't but you will if you never stop. take a break the whole day has been like this i don't know why it's not my fault.
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no it's not his fault but who is to blame well some might say the clock the first mechanical clock in europe dates back to the middle ages to a monastery of all places and so when it became our master dictating the rhythm of our lives tick tock tick tock the cruel rule of the clock. centuries ago and in some parts of the world to this day farmhands sometimes had extended breaks. because people followed their natural clock. the working day was configured by the weather the seasons and our body rhythms. until the advent of the mechanical clock it put paid to not programs replacing them with a single relentless beat. sixty seconds in one minute with
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a manmade clock now dictating time in europe christian monks are credited with inventing the first mechanical clock more than six hundred years ago so as not to miss pratt times before that they'd used candles when the we could burn down a falling. the monks up. but this method of timekeeping sparked many a monastery fire meanwhile merchants in milan florence and venice were quick to spot the benefits of mechanical timekeeping it meant optimized business management and higher profits the american inventor and later founding father benjamin franklin coined the term time is money in seven hundred forty eight o'clock became the heart rate of the industrial revolution but it meant exact working hours and in the banking enabled the concept of futures trading money became a time factor. but initially the time wasn't the same everywhere not even in villages a few kilometers apart train drivers and passengers had to adjust their pocket
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watches from station to station so functioning timetables were impossible at the same time the pace of life excel aerated as people increasingly face the race against the clock more tasks to do every hour more places to travel to and more to consume every day the internet has made everything available everywhere every second of the day or night. people may appear to have more time available today than ever before but many feel more rushed than ever before. the and. that's why more and more people now long to return to nature when it comes to work in mind for them. onto the gentle period of their own internal clock. if only we could stop the clock get back into using with nature and in a selfs well some people are actually doing that or at least they're trying to a part of a serious and my colleague takes you to
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a village far from the stressful wasteful wastes of the city. don't get me wrong but sometimes it can be every bit too overwhelming to give the village a three hours from where people are trying to live at one with nature as best they can it's good. i went to find out just how eco friendly this eco village is. the first thing you do after arriving is park your car outside the village. is a car free zone i'm surprised to see there are any at all here but this is the countryside after all i'm just trying to reach one of the villages by. but they won't pick up their landline and i can't contact them because they don't have a mobile and they don't use them here and since i came into privilege i'm supposed to switch mine off. the eco village has
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a population of around one hundred fifty it was founded twenty years ago. i moved here from hanover here most of the short of. the most was the traffic and all the advertising was plus the feeling of being hopelessly exposed to everything here were showing how it's possible to live sustainably in. i mean not how does one have an enjoyable life of writing these we live comfortably here but we consume far less energy than people elsewhere to save energy and the buildings walls are insulated with bales of straw villages generate most of their own electricity which is also used to supply hot water and they're proud of their carbon dioxide emissions which are far below those in most parts of the world per capita c o two emissions in zealand are just two point four tons per year although that's still too high if we're to prevent the earth warming up by more than two degrees celsius . one of the craziest things in the
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compost it's all of them you know compressed toilets and they don't hear you so we've got. one of the things that surprised me is that it doesn't stink because it's well integrated. i'm that we have. but the village isn't only energy efficient the residents also try to grow their own food. they don't use chemical pesticides and they mainly work the land the old fashioned way. nineteen fisher is a gardener here. so for those tiles as i say it's more ecological to work without machines so it's the logical option and that's why it's better for the soil it means less soil compaction less gasoline less dirt and smell texting and to light
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up and some of them for you in the spring and summer you feel connected to all the growth and development and for connected to life minus of the matter guns and so on them. i mean imagine thirty five degree is in the shade and i'm always dying and i'm just filming. because b.s. is there. and the villagers are certainly no. although i do get the feeling that a bit of machinery would make things more efficient. i can't see any farm animals here there these are packages but they kept strictly as pets. daily communal contains no meat because it's bad for the environment and because the vegans in the village insisted. around seventy percent of the vegetables eaten by the villagers are also grown by them and they're aiming to further increase that figure.
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in a while and instead of being thrown away the leftovers are recycled as compost the villagers who are opposed to excessive consumption are happy having a small range of foods to cover their basic needs they have a car doesn't bananas in the village store. and has nothing against city supermarkets are such. range could be smaller. i really notice the abundance of products and then i have no idea what to buy. actually in each item. the item stock by the village store all organically sourced so they are more expensive than their supermarket counterparts but around the corner is a place where people give things away when they no longer need them like clothes. most residents have jobs in the village itself as administrators carpenters or gardeners which means the money stays in the millions. but not everybody could
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afford to opt into this sustainable lifestyle not even people in germany joining the collective costs twelve thousand euros building and maintaining an eco village doesn't come cheap. isn't quite an acre it's a compromise solution people fly people take the. people use plastic packaging the point is being aware of the fact that you can do more i just think that people here seem to be happy we're group think they're on. and figuring it out as they go as everybody doesn't think. that he or she goes so what's the biggest challenge in that village eating vegan toilet flush or having to make do without a smartphone well that's a tough one how are you supposed to assess the way of policing your data out there for others to process and turn into hot cash but why other us the e.u.
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has upped the pressure on online provide us saying it's the use of us who own their data your data footprint is worth money time to check out how you can profit from it. for facebook and google it's easy users provide them with loads of information about themselves the companies use the data to trim ads to users probably interests but who owns that data in the european union under the new general data protection regulation think users remain owners of their own data so shouldn't they also benefit financially if social media and internet firms make money with it the american german start of data wall that has developed technology that lets internet users keep their data private and helps them to earn when the data is being used five to ten years down the road back onto this as like dark ages of data where we have no control and basically anybody could claim ownership of our data and we have
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no way to interfere and i think that data in the future will be one of the most important assets for people to own and will be one of the most substantial revenue streams for data to be able to monetize a little. while the rules in the e.u. are now very tough in many countries d.d. use and ownership are still un break elated data while that which is currently in the beta phase says it lets users determine themselves who can use their data. social media companies gather likes comments and status reports and use them to infer emotional states in attitudes photos that people upload are another important source of data for them. online retailers monitor shopping habits and infer preferences and lifestyles registered users of dating sites and online forums also reveal a lot perhaps more than they realize retailers discount cards tell the relevant
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parties how much money you spend. but all the data have to be processed and evaluated and that's what makes them valuable. and that's where. brokers enter the picture. they purchase big data sets and analyze them to draw up user profiles. profiles describe individuals their fears and needs and perhaps their financial status that allows for targeted advertising tailored to our pocketbook they can describe us better than even our best friends can. cost in nola is a data security expert and consultant he views the global market in data critically it's a huge business which benefits only a few. who has revenue of more than one hundred billion dollars
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a year from advertising the companies running those that have to take in those hundred billion to pay for the ads so they add a certain amount to the products they sell so a single company is hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on each user. turns the tables on the online giant paid plans to have its clients manage their data via its website and earn a share if and when the data are sold. data while it is a small start up so facebook and google probably don't yet feel threatened still its agenda should alarm the big boys. we basically allow people to take all of the data they create all over the internet over of the hundreds of different platforms that they use put it into one profile and based upon expressive consent shared with the companies who didn't were sharing this data with so if you have your you know. you can sell it to one company but you can also sell it for fifty
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companies. it's an interesting project helping people to assert ownership of their online data well making some money in the process. now most of us have a bank account. some of us will have to skype with the name admin on our balance sheet it is a dutch company that handles payments for global tech giants which is net flix facebook and e-bay from start up to industry unicorn vacs kind of success story is celebrated at a competition sponsored by audience at a major european tech conference we met this year's winner to find out why size and growth. after dam is mellow in picture and it's also a high tech hub and hosts of the t.n. w. tech conference among the attendees are europe's fastest growing startups in scale ups many are here to impress potential investors they've entered the tech five competition co-hosted by
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a young company that's already got through its initial make or break growth spurt. there is a certain level. but by hungriness you're up to build companies and people feel like your opportunities out there i think that's a very. that's a very good attitude to be there i. founded in two thousand and six i.g.n. was floated in june its market capitalization is in the billions it offers a unified payment solution for companies operating and expanding on a global scale it's clientele includes the likes of netflix and facebook as illustrated in this video companies face a deluge of different contracts because countries have very different rules that's where i didn't comes in. here companies sign one contract for their global financial transactions it's a very logical thing for all the interest to continue to invest in international expansion making sure that we support all the right payment methods because the
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world recently we launched in kind of a for example and will continue to expand into more and more regions and the way we do that is we follow our customers needs more customers more credibility and if need be in more money from investors max larman is also familiar with that equation three years ago he founded a mattress company in frankfurt germany emma. you have a semi about mattresses are designed to fit every body shape regardless of your size or sleeping position and order online and we deliver the mattress to your home in a small box and you have a one hundred day test period and the people here tuned into the latest developments and opportunities they have began this. it's whether they're selling online services or haitians or mattresses. and moving fisting currently consolidating our position in some european markets and expanding into others such as denmark sweden and portugal. and emma won the tech five award for the fastest
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growing startup in europe there were. ever. another meteoric rise in the startup scene max lyman is twenty four and his company has already sold one hundred forty thousand mattresses in just three years. and that time its revenue has increased by fourteen thousand percent. figures that suggest a promising future but don't necessarily end the pressure to keep the company growing. so even for successful startups the pressure never lets up when at the end of the show let's just take a look at one workplace fixture that literally existence to enjoy indeed pressure is resolute dextre it's mostly invisible but without it we'd be in big trouble time to sing its praises. to the o.-ring consider the tasks assigned to be a ring the whole gasket. wedged between blocks of metal this cheap and often
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overlooked component performs an essential function to prevent leaks of fluid and gas. that is neither an easy nor a glamorous task. go through life being compressed stretched and even torn. this hitherto unsung hero helps drive most prized machines. if a cost tolls. tap leaks. it's so infuriating you couldn't blow a gasket. oh rain is the answer but how does a deal with all the pressure for the most part resolutely and effectively you could even save the o.-ring holds the well together. now that's certainly a constructive form of pressure well that's it thanks for watching and join us
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again next week and don't forget to take time out from time to tell.
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