In Episode 35 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Chris Eberl, Co-Founder and CTO of RelaxTax.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how Chris as a Software Engineer co-founded the startup RelaxTax completely remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what challenges he overcame in a conservative industry on his way to launching a revolutionary user-centric app.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Approach your solution with simple first steps and scale up from there. “In total, when it comes to all those tax questions, there’s never really an easy way how you can do it,” Chris explains. With…


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Joining a team completely remote is nothing new in the ‘new normal’. Some tips and tricks from newbies who started in a WFH environment to help make this experience a smooth one.

Include new joiners in your team routines early on and provide space for meet & greets

The earlier the better. Include new joiners directly in your team calls and project sessions to get them up to speed and experience the team dynamic first-hand. Our weekly Monday Morning Meetings provide a first opportunity to introduce oneself and to get on board of processes and tools. Schedule meet & greet calls and individual 1:1 sessions with colleagues from various departments early to help understand everyone’s roles and responsibilities.

Christina (UI Design Intern): I was invited to the weekly Monday Morning Meeting right away, where I was able to get a few more insights on what projects people are…


In Episode 34 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Jon Brezinski, Founder and CEO of Invenda.

Listen to this episode for Invenda’s story of revolutionizing the retail space by going fully digital, and how to spearhead innovation in an industry that has been reluctant to change for a long time.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01Sky is the limit: Use your business model as the gateway for further innovation driven by data to improve your customers’ experiences. Invenda’s work with smart vending machines is just the starting point of their work in transformation. “Our vision is to become more or…


In Episode 33 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Wilma Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, Project & Development Services for Asia Pacific at JLL.

Listen to this episode for Wilma’s tips on how to effectively drive cultural change, and to understand why we so often fail in our transformation efforts, even though there is so much knowledge out there.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Managing your business more effectively with data and an agile approach. “If you think about the construction industry, it really is the opposite of agile. […] With technology, we prefer an agile approach,” highlights Wilma. The…


We checked in with our P&O Coordinator Elitsa to see what she’s up to and how her work has adapted to the ‘new normal’.

Hi! I am Elitsa, a People & Organization Coordinator at MING Labs in Berlin.

If I had to explain what a typical working day looks like for me, I’d say that my work focuses mainly on Talent Acquisition, and I’m lucky to work cross-continental and cross-functional with my colleagues, ensuring that WFH works well for everyone at MING.

8:30 am: Rise & Shine! ☀️


In Episode 32 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Markus Bold and Bjoern Heinz, MD and Deputy MD of the Chemovator, BASF’s business incubator.

Listen to this episode for the Chemovator’s journey of establishing a new incubation and intrapreneurship program within BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer. Learn more about what challenges might come up when two worlds collide, and which ventures they currently have in their portfolio.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01Principles of the Chemovator: Giving authority and building own services. “The element of having protection has been a key model and I would say even a prerequisite…


In this special episode of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we compiled a couple of statements from inspiring digital leaders with distinct backgrounds and experiences, on what Digital Transformation means to them.

Listen to this episode for the full story on how different digital leaders perceive and define Digital Transformation. Our featured speakers touch upon topics such as the influence of digital towards the mindset and culture of people in the workplace, and the fundamental change we are able to deliver in our everyday lives and business processes through the leveraging of digital technologies.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Departing from traditional…


In Episode 31 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Christine Wang, Head of Asia at the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

Listen to this episode for Christine’s learnings of working in leading innovation hubs and corporate venture builders, for her biggest takeaway from her time with Alibaba in China, and what she’s looking forward to in the future of travel.

5 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 5 P’s to adopt an innovative mindset: Starting with a purpose. We often struggle to implement an innovative mindset or foster innovation through a dedicated innovation unit that is still trying to figure out its DNA…


In episode 30 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Scott Anthony, Managing Director of Innosight Consulting in Asia Pacific.

Listen to this episode for the full story on empowering leaders to master disruptive change, along the inspiring journey of how Scott helped his friend Helen Eaton transform the Settlement Music School after times of deep crisis.

4 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01Create fundamental shifts based on insights gained from talking to your audience. Scott engaged with Helen in 2012 to transform the Settlement Music School through innovation during tough times, just after the financial crisis. The school needed to make…


In Episode 29 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Thomas Fell, CEO of GS1, whose most famous product is the barcode.

Listen to this episode for the full story on GS1’s transformation towards a future-ready organization that functions in an agile manner, and how to overcome reluctance to change.

4 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Generate your own crisis to get your company ready for the future. “Most of the time, the reason for transformation is a financial crisis. So, as I started here in that company, there was no crisis and no financial crisis,” Thomas remembers. When everything works…

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