In search for big ideas, we often overlook the tinier ones. Alexandra opens the doors into the microcosmos all around us and tells stories about genes and chemical superpowers which bacteria secretly change the world to a better with. I am no CEO, no top-level researcher or manager, I am rather still learning all the time myself. But what I have learned already is how programming works and how life worked out mechanisms to be a great chemist. As an older sister, I strongly feel the need to share (unconventional) ideas and passions with the world. Like I want to cheer for my sister when following her personal thing, I also love to pass motivation and inspiration to other people as a “showcase example” that following weird passions even at a young age is totally okay. It is okay to fail, you still have beautiful stories to tell. And in my eyes, microorganisms have the craziest stories that also need to be told somewhere as well 🙂 So there is the connection.
“See the Unseen – Know the Unknown – Do the Undone”. This basically sums up my daily intentions 🙂 This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx