Work from Home and Earn P40,000 Monthly! 🔥 | Free Training & Certification


Hello everyone! My name is Mimi and welcome to my home-based
story where we always share new videos regarding
work from home. So if you’re new to this channel please consider
subscribing. For today’s video, I will share with you a
website or portal where you can get work from home opportunity. This is something I shared with the students
that ask me often “Mimi what’s a good work from home job?” or “what online job can we start with?” where you don’t need any experience and it’s
suitable for beginners. One of them is ESL or Online English Teaching. ESL as English as Second Language Teaching It has already given many people online jobs. Actually, I’ve partnered with one of the top
ESL company in the Philippines which is Acadsoc. Since 2011, Acadsoc has been providing opportunities
for Filipinos like us to teach English to Chinese students. It’s an online platform where Chinese students
and Filipino teachers can all come together in one place. It’s not only open to students, Even if you are already 90, if you can still
teach properly Then go for it! If you still have the energy and the willingness to teach students the English language Then you can go and apply at Acadsoc. I really like their goal that they want to
provide stable job opportunities for English educators not only in the Philippines but worldwide. Actually, in the Philippines alone they already
have 8,000 teachers, so imagine that guys. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you
the benefits working as an Acadsoc Online English Teacher. How to apply for them, the step by step process,
I will share that with you. What are the requirements in applying And how you’ll get paid. And what are the extra benefits – aside from
salary – that you can get if you’re working as Online English Teacher. So stay with me until the very end of this
video to get to know about all this. Since it is work from home let’s start with
the salary. Acadsoc pays you every 1st and 16th of the
month. The average salary of an Acadsoc teacher is ranging from Php 20,000 to Php 40,000 While you are improving your skills, then
your salary can also go up. It’s gonna go higher. And their Payment is either through bank transfer
or Paypal. Like I mentioned, if you are working online. It is important that you have a Paypal account. Apart from your base salary you also get additional
bonuses. Like class completion bonus, referral bonus,
perfect attendance bonus, and enrollment bonus. The average salary of an Acadsoc Online English
Teacher is ranging around ₱40,000 So guys you can do this as a full-time job. And another good thing, another benefit in
working with Acadsoc is that you can be flexible with your time. So only when you’re available–if you’re not
ready to commit full-time, you can start part-time. They have class times, which we’ll be discussing
later. To the viewers that love kids or not even
if you love kids, if you just love teaching and sharing your learning then Online English Teaching is perfect for
you and you can try it with your personal schedule, flexible time you’re working at home so you’re in the comfort
of your own space and you can earn actual money by doing so,
like from interacting with multi-cultural students. And the nice thing is that they provide a
training and they also provide certifications or the TESOL certification which is Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages so you’ll be able to use that to broaden your
horizon and also for your career to solidify your
English knowledge. So, that’s a nice certification to have. Okay guys let’s talk about the requirements. Number one, of course, is your excellent English
communication skills. how are you going to teach English if you
don’t know English or if you can’t communicate in that language? That’s very important. Number two, you need to have a bachelor degree
or higher it doesn’t need to be specifically related
to education but you need to at least have a college degree. And then you have to be at least 20 years
old. The reason for this guys is that they want
to solidify their quality services to the Chinese, but it’s also good for us. Because if we can continuously provide quality
education or quality services then there are more chances that these kinds
of jobs will last longer here in the Philippines. Number four, you have to be capable of teaching
kids from kinder to grade 12. You need to have a lot of patience, you need
to be able to talk to kids you know kids get distracted easily, they
have lots of distractions, they don’t just listen. So you have to be able to hold the kids’ attention. Acadsoc has teaching hours. I mentioned that it’s flexible, so you can
choose any of these time slots. But you need to be available during these
teaching times. From Monday to Friday it’s 6pm to 10pm any of those times you need to be available. Also during the weekend, when the students
don’t have school you can choose any hours between 10am-10pm. It’s up to you on what to choose. Just make sure that you’re available during
those times. Number six, English certification exams are
a plus, but they are not required. So it’s okay, as I said before they’re going
to provide a training. Number 7 is important, especially during the
interview, they’re gonna look at the space behind your camera. As you can see here, I have a lot of clutter
like my pc and everything. because this is a distraction, especially
if you’re teaching kids. The space that they look for is clutter free a simple background and it needs to be quiet. So if your location is quite noisy, you have
to find a way to make it quiet. It’s important to them that the surroundings
have to be quiet during the teaching times. And the place where you’d be working needs
to be a well-lit space not like that you’re in a crime scene The student shouldn’t think that they’re talking
to an eye-witness. So the student needs to see your face, your
emotions while you’re teaching. It’s very important. Now let’s talk about the device requirements. Their device requirements is simple. You need to have a pc or laptop, that is running
on windows 7, minimum of core i3 and you need to have at least 4GB of memory. About the internet connection, your speed
needs to be at least 3 mpbs, upload speed of at least 2 mpbs. And it needs to be at least DSL, broadband
or fiber. And of course the last requirement as someone who’ll be teaching online you need
a good quality headset that has a noise cancelling feature so that if for example if you have white noise
in the surroundings, like this motorcycle that has just passed they won’t hear it or rather your students won’t hear it, they won’t get
distracted You need an HD webcam so your students can
see your beautiful and handsome faces, right? So those were the requirements, now let’s
talk about the application process. So if you are ready to apply, all you have
to do is click the link down below, I made it easier for you click on it in the description box and pinned
comment. It’ll take you on their web landing page that
you’ll see in the screen. That’s what you will see. All you have to do is fill in your information
together with your resume. Make sure that the resume you’ll put is updated,
not a resume that hasn’t been updated for 5 years. So make sure that’s updated. Once you submit your resume and information,
they will screen it. They will look into your skills, make sure
that it doesn’t have any grammatical or punctuation errors. So be careful about that. Make sure that it’s well-presented, simple
and direct to the point. They will look into qualifications. As long as you’re 20 years old, have a college
degree and can speak or converse in English excellently. Then the next step is the interview. In the interview, you need to show the best
of yourself. Usually, it’s just a background check on you. Of course, they’re going to look at how you
speak, if you can handle the conversation in English properly After the interview, the further step of the
application process is the training. They’ll train you in the teaching process. They’ll teach you about the tools, the nice
things to do, tips on how to handle a class better. Once you passed that, the next step is the
demo class. The demo class is the moment of truth. Get all the confidence you get muster. Because they’ll be judging you, checking you they’ll check if you absorbed what they taught
you in the training. If you’re ready to be an online teacher. As simple as the term demo class sounds, you’ll
be doing a demo class. How you would handle a session or a class
with your student. Okay. And of course, after that is the TESOL training its purpose is to maintain the quality of
their online teachers and after that, you will be able to open a
class. Once you opened a class your students can book a class with you. And of course, the more bookings you have
the more cash you’ll earn. The good thing here is that there isn’t a
limit on how much you can earn as long as you can work And apart from that as I said before they
have bonuses that you can get. And actually– why it’s good to apply now,
is that they’re having a 1 million referral lottery game. that is open to all their Acadsoc teachers It’s one of their first large scale referral
activity. Every time you have a successful referral,
you get a chance to spin the wheel! If you are interested to join the 1 Million
lottery game, I will put the link in the description box for their full mechanics So if you have friend who also wants to be
an online English teacher Then this is a great time for you and your
friends to start applying in Acadsoc this month. Actually, it’s best to do it now because this
will only run until March 31, 2020. So it’s really the best time for you guys
to apply in Acadsoc. So click the link at the bottom. Share it with your classmates, friends, family
members that want to work from home and want to earn
money without really leaving the house. You won’t get stuck in the traffic, you don’t
need to think about what to wear or have an allowance for the moment. All of that in the comfort of your own home. Click the link below to start the application
process and start earning from home. And that’s it for today. I will see you again on the next video, thanks
for watching! Bye!

Faith & Co. | Christian Work (Steve Bell)


(gentle music) – We were raised in
this dualistic theology that the highest and best
calling for any believer was to go into full-time
Christian service. If you really wanted to serve God, you became a missionary
or a pastor or a teacher, did something in full-time
Christian service. And I never felt called to that, and my parents were
actually quite disappointed because they thought of all of my siblings that I would be the preacher. But I felt called into business. I love the idea of being in business. (gentle music)

This Email Marketing Campaign Generated a 25.2% Open Rate & 7.2% CTR – Without An Offer


And this obviously gave us pretty good results,
25.2% open rates, 7.2% click rate Step two, you wanna start building a VIP list. A list of priority invites to people who are genuinely interested in your brand and genuinely interested in
what you have to offer in the coming days. You can do it in one of three ways. You can
incentivise them through an opt-in. Tell people, put in your email here again.
I’m gonna send you tons of discounts, tons of offers, or you’re gonna get first in line access to a limited stock, a limited edition product, when our BFCM offer, a promotion begins. Number two. Threshold qualification, this
is pretty interesting. Now if you have a very limited stock or if you have a
limited edition drop of of products in your brand, you may want to limit your
products, and limit your launch to only those that qualify for a certain
threshold of customer value. This is very unique to brands that play on
exclusivity as a core value. Now if your brand is exclusive to a certain
group of people only, threshold qualification is going to be a great way to do that.
This segmentation is also a great tool. The different ways that I’ve showed you,
the three ways that I’ve showed you beforehand, that’s exactly how you
can segment out people that qualify for your VIP or priority list. In a nutshell, the VIP list is a self opt-in or segmented list of highly excited subscribers. They are high-value. They’re also customers who have
purchased recently and/or frequently. These are brand evangelists. People who
are highly excited about what you have to offer, and you want to get them first
in line access because they are gonna queue up. They’re gonna be there when you launch. So this is an example of an email that
I’ve created for the Easter weekend. Save up to 70% off. Click here to opt-in to
our Easter weekend sale. This automatically sends them to a landing page that says welcome, you’re invited to our priority list membership, you will get first in line access. And on the back end, what you can do is segment people who have clicked on this link, into a separate segment in your email service software, and using that as a separate launch.
And this obviously gave us pretty good results, 25.2% open rates, 7.2% click rates, and we even generated some revenue from this surprisingly, I believe it was just slightly
under $2,000 from one email, and it’s insane because you’re not actually
offering anything in this email.

Adam Schiff’s SECRET Work For The Russians Got EXPOSED In ONE Bombshell Statement(REPORT)!!!


Adam Schiff’s SECRET Work For The Russians Got EXPOSED In ONE Bombshell Statement Adam
Schiff spent the last three years accusing Donald Trump of colluding with the Russians. Now the shoe is on the other foot. One bombshell statement just exposed how it’s
Adam Schiff that is really working on behalf of Russia. Adam Schiff’s only goal in recent months
has been to attack President Trump no matter what the cost. He crossed every ethical line to impeach President
Trump, even though there was no concrete evidence that Trump had even committed a crime. He lied from the beginning when he said that,
he had no contact with the whistleblower even though the whistleblower contacted his office
before he filed a report. He read a fictional piece of satire of Trump’s
phone call with President Zelensky, without telling the House that it came from his imagination. Adam Schiff then went on to mislead the American
people, by lying to them about the evidence that was unfolding against President Trump. The sad thing is that all of his lies didn’t
even help the Democrats. Trump is more likely to be elected now than
when impeachment began. He’s destabilized America for no reason,
and it benefits no one except America’s enemies. Rep. John Ratcliffe accused Adam Schiff of
promoting the Russians agenda. John Ratcliffe addressed disputed leaks about
classified intelligence on Russian inference in the 2020 election. “He’s at it again by putting out, through
his committee, information that is false. Look, I’m not trying to be hyperbolic here,
but I don’t know anyone in the last three years who has done more to help Vladimir Putin,
and Russia with their efforts to sow the seeds of discord in American elections, and American
election security than Adam Schiff has.” ”The controversial classified briefing happened
earlier this month, and was conducted by Shelby Pierson, the intelligence community election
threats executive under then-Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. During the meeting, sources cited by the New
York Times claimed Pierson warned that, Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try
to get President Trump reelected. Ratcliffe said he could not provide specifics
about a classified briefing that was intended to remain secret, but he did deny the accuracy
of the reporting.” Adam Schiff is not done racking up defeats
on impeachment. The consequences for Democrats continue to
pile up. And Adam Schiff just got hit with some more
really bad news about impeachment. When the Senate acquitted Donald Trump from
the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff tried to spin their
humiliating defeat in the best way possible by claiming that, Trump was impeached for
life. Republicans countered by pointing out that,
Donald Trump was acquitted, and when someone is acquitted it is also for life. But Republicans were not going to beat back
the Democrats with clever rhetorical games, or by hanging their hat on the norm of American
jurisprudence that, an acquittal means the charges failed and do not in fact stick with
the accused for life. Instead, New York Congressman Lee Zeldin told
Breitbart radio host Matt Boyle that should the Republicans win back control of the House
of Representatives, the first thing the new Republican majority should do is expunge Donald
Trump’s impeachment. Zeldin told Breitbart that, “The House Intelligence
Committee basically turned itself into the House impeachment committee. If President Trump was reelected, and Democrats
kept control of the House — the only thing that we can say with confidence as far as
what they’ll be prioritizing is trying to make President Trump the first president to
be impeached twice . . . President Trump was acquitted for life. He shouldn’t have been impeached in the
first place.” This would add insult after injury to Pelosi
and Schiff because, it would eliminate impeachment from the record, so Democrats couldn’t even
trot out the impeached for life talking point. With Bernie Sanders, the likely Democrat nominee
the chances the Republicans win back control of the House are increasing every day. And that makes it more likely than ever a
new Republican majority would erase the Democrats partisan impeachment witch hunt from the record. Adam Schiff has to keep attacking Trump on
election interference to keep people from focusing on the fact that the FBI meddled
to try and get Hillary Clinton elected. Adam Schiff knows that the media will help
them and promote their attacks on Donald Trump, and they like to pretend that Donald Trump
only won because of the Russians. They don’t seem to realize that, advertisements
were what decided the election Hillary Clinton would have won because, she had almost twice
as much money. Yet Adam Schiff pretends that a few thousand
dollars in Facebook ads were what decided the election. He doesn’t want to admit that it was the
American people who decided the election. Adam Schiff is just hoping to start another
round of investigations if Trump wins reelection which is why it is important for Republicans
to take back the House, so that they can crush this nonsense. According to LA Times, Adam Schiff has no
regrets about the impeachment except losing: Rep. Adam Schiff at the annual Munich Security
Conference said that, “Confirmed what we are hearing and seeing, which is that the
Russians are continuing to engage in interfering in the 2020 election. They’ve never really stopped. Our allies are equally aware of the Russian
threat to their own elections.” Schiff told LA times that, “There was a
real sense that, democracy has been on a downward trajectory over the past two to three years
of the Trump presidency, and the West is leaderless. Trump is leading in a negative direction against
the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and NATO, and others are rising in the void,
like China. Russia is lashing out as much as ever.” Schiff on Jimmy Kimmel joked that, “I spend
half my day inside his head apparently. And I gotta tell you, it’s pretty scary
in there. It’s everything I can do to avoid all the
marbles rolling around.” In his closing statement at the trial, before
the Senate vote, Schiff predicted that, if Trump were acquitted of having violated the
Constitution, he would be unleashed in potentially terrifying ways. Schiff don’t have any regrets or second thoughts
about how he’d handled the whole impeachment. President Trump accused Adam Schiff of leaking
intelligence that, Russia is trying to interfere in the 2020 presidential election to help
Bernie Sanders. “They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for
leaking that intelligence,” the president told reporters adding that, he hadn’t been
briefed on any Russian meddling on Sanders’ behalf. The president suggested that Schiff released
the information to hurt Sanders’ presidential bid. “I think what it could be, the Democrats
are treating Bernie Sanders very unfairly. And it sounds to me like a leak from Adam
Schiff because they don’t want Bernie Sanders to represent them.” Schiff pushed back at the president on Twitter. “Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one. You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to
coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020. Now you fired your intel chief for briefing
Congress about it. You’ve betrayed America. Again.”

4 USELESS Marketing Tools You’re Still Using (STOP Wasting Your Money)


– While six to eight years
ago some of the tools that I’m going to mention
were really useful. Today, they’re just
going to waste your time. So, when you read about
them on the blackout forums or SEOs talking about how they
can skyrocket your rankings, you should avoid them at all costs cause they’re going to risk your rankings. Hi everyone. I’m Neil Patel and today
I want to teach you four useless marketing tools
that you’re still using and you should stop wasting
your time and money on. (gentle music) Before we get started,
make sure you subscribe to this channel and if you’re on YouTube click the alert notification. The first tool is automated
link building tools. A few years ago, you could
use tools like Scrape Box or SEnuke to build a ton of backlinks, which would end up helping
your website rank better. But, those days are gone. Since the penguin
update, Google has become more and more sophisticated
with algorithms created to detect artificial
backlink patterns. When you’re using an
automated link building tool you’re likely going to
build irrelevant backlinks from pages that aren’t really
related to your content. This can hurt your rankings. The biggest problem is you’ll
leave footprints behind you. Google will be able to
identify these patterns with your backlinks and they’ll know that you’re artificially inflating them and this is going to either
keep your rankings flat or it can actually hurt
them at the same time. Google even has clear policies that forbid you from doing things like creating malicious backlinks. They go as far as even
saying that creating links that weren’t editorial
placed or vouched for by the site owners on the page, otherwise known as unnatural links, could be considered a
violation of their guidelines. They will often either
ignore these links or, worse case, they could penalize
you for these bad practices. And that’s rare. Most people don’t get penalized but still, why risk it? Why waste time on something that’s not going to help
you rank any better. So, I want you to stop using
automated link to link tools. Instead, you need to create value. Put the user first, whether it’s content, whether it’s tools like Ubersuggest. You know, if you look at Ubersuggest I’ve generated over 10,000 backlinks. How’d I do this? Purely by giving away something for free. That’s helped tremendously
for me over the years. And you don’t have to
create a tool like that or go as far as I have. You can use sites like CodeCanyon, buy tools that have already existed, buy them for 10, 20 dollars,
pop them on your site and generate natural
backlinks as well from that. The next tool you need to stop using, it’s any text or content spinners. Spinning content in an automated way in rewriting articles
has been done for ages. Back in 2011, people could just spin up, rotate up, content on
already popular articles from other sites, repurpose them, and put them on your
site and people are like, “Wow, look at all these pages
of content I’m creating”. But now, with the panda algorithm update, Google now looks at
this kind of being like, “Whoa, it provides very
little value to a user”. And if that’s the case and
your user metrics are terrible, your rankings are going to plummet. Not just for that page,
but your whole site. If you have a lot of pages
that are just spun up, that are not a great user experience, it can affect your whole
site, not just those pages. So, what you need to realize is creating content doesn’t
guarantee your rankings. Creating amazing content that people love is going to give you a much better chance of ranking fairly well. Google has a pretty smart AI and they can easily
identify variations of text that you have on your website that other people have and the
places that you took it from. So, instead of using these tools, what I want you to do is do research, people love research, they’re more likely to link to articles that have research, look for reputable sources
and tie in that data into your article and site your sources and make sure that you’re writing high quality, original content. The next tool that you’re
wasting your time on is LinkedIn lead generation bots. A lot of people say great things about using automated tools that generate you leads on LinkedIn. These tools can help you
add dozens of contacts on a daily basis, hundreds
on a weekly basis, do cold outreach and
semi-personal messages selling your products, your services. So let’s say you’re a sales
rep for a software company and you need to get in touch with as many potential
clients as possible. The best thing to do on Earth would be use an automated tool, right? Wrong. The main problem with this is that A, LinkedIn doesn’t want
you to use automation and it goes against their rules. And two, people know that you’re sending them spammy messages. They’re not going to convert. You’re going to be a
sales rep at a company or marketing person promoting some content and it’s not going to get you any love. On top of this, LinkedIn has sited that they’re going to
battle up and fight people who are creating these chrome
extensions automated tools and put them down for good. So, instead what you want to
do it create valuable content on LinkedIn that people want to read, especially if it’s video based,
cause LinkedIn loves videos. You’ll also can go live on LinkedIn, which does tremendously well as well. And by doing those things you’re
going to get more followers from there as well, you can
sell your content and services. Just think of it this way,
if I create a live video on LinkedIn and I’m providing value, people are going to be like,
“Oh Neil, this is great”. And within that video not
only getting more followers, more shares, more
comments, more engagements, I can talk about my ad
agency, Neil Patel Digital, and some people will go
from my LinkedIn video to Neil Patel Digital and
then become a customer. Last but not least, comment bot. Much like automated
content creation tools, a lot of people have been using bots to automate commenting
on other sites for years. This is what plugins
like Akismet by WordPress are so popular. No one wants all these
spammy blog comments. I literally get thousands and thousands of blog comments per day. Now, I even conducted an
experiment to determine or not whether comment links
have affect on rankings. And believe it or not, they do. But, when using automated tools, you’re leaving a lot of
footprints behind you plus, you’re providing no value to people. Those comments are just
going to get deleted or get caught in comment spam traps. So, instead, if you
want to leave comments, write up something that’s thoughtful that helps people. Not just the person that wrote the article but other people reading
it and then leave it. When you leave relevant comments A, people are going to know about you and start following you. B, if they like what you have to say they may check out your business. And C, they may end up
converting into a customer. Now, Google is looking
for spammy comments, you don’t want to associate your
website with spammy comments cause all it’s going to
do is hurt your rankings. My recommendation is for
you to think long-term. Don’t take those quick hits being like, “Yeah, I just do this and my
rankings are going to increase”. Anyone that tells you something
that’s too good to be true, chances are it is and it’s
just going to hurt you in the long run. If you need help with your rankings, your digital marketing, check
out my ad agency, NP digital. If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to the channel, leave a comment, tell other people about it. Thank you for watching.

Average Salaries & Working in Germany – How much Money are People making?


A question I get a lot is how much do
people earn and Germany? Is it a lot? Are they all rich? oh yeah who knows maybe. Fact is that Germans don’t like to talk about money. Hey bro how’s your new job going?
How much you making now? Enough. But that’s why I am here. I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about salaries in Germany. Many people decide to move to Germany because the average salary here is of much higher than in their own country, and if you compared to any African Asian or even Eastern
European country, that’s certainly true. According to the Federal Statistical
Office of Germany the average gross salary was 3880 euro per month. That’s the all-over average of the country but that doesn’t say too much because this figure varies greatly depending on the
industry you’re working in, your age, work experience and even geographic location. it’s important to mention that the people living in the south and west of
the country earn up to thirty percent more than their counterparts in the Northeast. so if you had a job in Frankfurt that paid three thousand euro
a month that very same job might only make you two thousand euro in Berlin. Let’s start at the lower end of the work chain. If you have less than 1000
euro a month to live off you are considered poor, that is the official
poverty line here in the country. We have also a minimum wage which is nine euro
and 36 cents. There are a few exceptions to that but most of the time paying less
than that is very much illegal. So with most unskilled labor jobs you will earn that amount. That’s everything from working in a bar, cleaning staff, being a cashier at a store and so on. Of course you could earn more doing those jobs, but that really depends on the company. if you would work full-time on minimum wage which is 40 hours per week, you would have an income of about 1,500 euro a month. One and a half K doesn’t sound that bad. but that’s not the amount you
get because the government will still take off their tax cut and social
insurance fees even before it ever gets to your bank account. There’s online calculators where you can see exactly how much will be taken off
of your salary and I’ll get into more details about that a little bit later in
the video. Okay now let’s say you just graduated from university with your
master’s degree and you’re looking for a job. What’s the amount you can expect in
that first few years? in 2018 the average income in the very first year right
after university was 3700€ a month that amount of course also varies depending on the industry you’re working in, with the highest paying ones being in business development, chemistry,
engineering and medicine and some of the lowest paying ones being in architecture
graphic design logistics and translating. What’s also important to say is that in
Germany having a bachelor’s degree doesn’t really count like a full degree,
if you want to have a proper position you have to get a master. Ain’t nobody got time for that what about all those other jobs? okay
let’s do a quick shot how much is earning a banker? five thousand seven hundred euro a month construction worker 1800 euro your local doctor seven thousand euro the Chancellor 28.000 euro a month. a lawyer 5000 euro bus bus driver 2500€ The boss of Volkswagen. 800.000€ a month. kindergarten teacher two thousand seven hundred euro normal teacher four point five K not working at all one thousand euro Hartz 4 and the day is yours! Accountant 3300€ Office clerk 2200 euro your
local Döner man he will never tell you! Some of those numbers seem pretty high
but let’s see how much there will be left after insurance fees and taxes. So let’s put in here our minimum wage gross salary then we can see here how
much is left at the end everybody who’s employed has to pay those social charges,
you have to pay pension insurance even if you don’t want to and it’s the same
with unemployment insurance health insurance and care insurance
you can’t option out of them. They don’t have a certain amount you have to pay, they are fixed percentages of the gross salary you’re earning and then there’sof course the taxes. How much salary-tax your paying really depends on how
much you earn. the more you earn the higher the percentage will get that you
have to pay. So when you get minimum wage you almost pay no tax. If we put in here
5000€ we see that this amount has gotten much higher in
relation to the gross salary. The income tax will max out at 45%. the only thing you can option out is the church tax, you only have to pay it if
you are member of a church. So if you’re earning five K a month your net salary
would be 2900€ great there’s only two things certain in life death and taxes and you better not try
to cheat the system cause the punishment for evading taxes is much greater than
for rape and murder that’s ridiculous okay now that we got
that out of the way what you also need to know is that in Germany you have the
right to take paid vacation days. The minimum amount per year you get is
20 days, although many big companies even give more than that, usually up to thirty. I hope no Japanese are watching this. they only get ten days a year. Many companies give also a Christmas
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Bobby Berk Spills The Secrets To A Spa-Like Home Office | House Beautiful


– Color for me, makes me crazy (inspirational music) So some of my tips for
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you, make it personal. Even though you are doing work in it, you still want it to be a
space that inspires you. I’m inspired by neutral
tones and great pattern. I like the room to be very neutral and then layer in nice warm tones. The right art is always
very important in a space. In here I decided to go very neutral, just blacks and ivories. But to do it very geometric
with a lot of pattern so we have this really
cool piece here that has some lines and some circles. And then this is actually one
of my art pieces that I did It’s just a really cool piece
because it’s not too busy there’s not too much
pattern, it’s just enough to give the right texture
and depth to the wall. So you’re getting beautiful
texture, you’re getting layers you’re getting pattern but it’s
not overwhelming with color because color for me, makes me crazy and I need to be relaxed. I want this to feel like an office spa. So often home offices
are on the smaller side So in here, I wanted to make the room feel larger than it was So I took the drapes and I did them all the way up to the ceilings so that way it makes the ceilings feel higher even though they’re not. I also did the drapes all
the way from wall to wall which made the space feel even
wider than it already was. When putting together a
home office a lot of times people put their desk against a wall because they think “Oh,
I want more space so “I’m gonna put everything
around the perimeter” For me though, even though
this room wasn’t that large I still wanted to float the
desk in the middle of the room because it just gave a
better flow and it allowed me to face the desk towards the view which is ultimately the star of this room. The thing that sold my husband and I on this house is the view. Every room you go to has
the most amazing view of the California hills
which is ultimately why we moved to California. (inspirational music) Useful storage is super important in not just a home office,
but especially a small space I found this beautiful vintage piece that not only has a lot of small drawers which is great for an office because you can keep
things super organized. But it also has three large cabinets with additional adjustable shelves inside that allow me to store
all of my work stuff and then also allows my husband to store all the papers he refuses to get rid of. So although this is a smaller space I still want it to function
for multiple purposes. So it’s not just about me
sitting at the desk working, often I have my team members come here and we have little mini meetings. So I wanted there to be a
cute little space across from the desk for team members to sit. Sometimes I want to curl up
in a corner on my laptop or with a book and so I wanted to make sure I had a nice cozy chair. This one is local here in L.A. It’s made by Foreman
Brothers and it’s beautiful. It combines nice ironwork
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IFTF Foresight Talk: Nestle’s Global Consumer Insight & Market Intelligence Mgr, Dimitri Gerebtzoff


good morning
good evening to some of you my name is max alder and I am a research director
here at the Institute for the future in our food futures lab and I will be
facilitating this foresight talks session today I’m so excited actually to
do this for many reasons one of which is that Demetri and I have interacted a few
times before and he’s a wealth of insightful information about foresight
about food so I can’t wait to hear what he has to say today our foresight talks
I’ll get into a little bit and run through the agenda for the day before I
do so I just want to say thank you all for joining this is a really really
wonderful program that the Institute has started to roll out this year and
Dimitri thank you in advance for your time your insights your knowledge your
expertise mica Dimitri runs global consumer insight and market intelligence
for Nestle and this is a really unique and wonderful opportunity to hear a
little bit about how someone inside one of the world’s largest food companies
thinks about the future and how he and his team track trends and come up with
new forecasts to drive business opportunities before we get into the
conversation I just want to talk a little bit about foresight talk this is
a new program that our learn team has been developing really trying to grow
foresight capabilities across our global community through creating new types of
enhanced connections mutual learning opportunities and really better
awareness of all of the community’s needs
we as many of you probably know have been doing a lot in our education
program trying to upskill different people around the world across
industries across geographies in four sites and we’ve realized that there is a
gap in the broader community and we’re trying to help create a platform that
enables that sort of shared learning a mutual connection so that we can all
help create better futures so thank you all for participating in this please let
us know what you think whether these are valuable and I’ll have my email at the
end of this please reach out we’re trying to build a global community
of foresight practitioners and this is one of many attempts at trying to create
that really robust foresight community I also just want to share quickly some
resources to help you all do your own futures thinking in your work and in
your lives one is that we at the Institute host foresight practitioner
trainings Dimitri went through one of them so I’m sure he has lots of ideas on
how they work and he can maybe talk a little bit about his experience there we
do them both in palo alto and around the world and you’ll see some upcoming dates
for our three day trainings these are really nuts-and-bolts immersions in our
foresight methodologies really wonderful wonderful some of my favorite things
that i do at the institute is help facilitate these trainings amazing
people from around the world like Dmitri come and spend three days together to
really dive deep into strategic foresight and we’ve also recently
launched a new design futures course which really focuses on not just how to
do strategic foresight but how to do immersive experience all foresight
really at the intersection of design futures and foresight we have we’ve our
first training completely sold out we’ve opened up another one in April of 2020
and there’s much more information about all these trainings on our website
finally one of the things that I’m most excited about is that I FTF is
developing an online course on Coursera and this will be the world’s first set
of massively open online courses that are grounded in futures thinking my
colleague Jane McGonigal has been leading the development of them and
really everyone across the Institute for the future has been involved we’re
really hoping that this creates a platform to expand futures thinking
beyond these walls and really to around the world and
democratizes it in a way that I don’t think it’s ever really been done before
so this is a really ambitious project and we’re so thrilled to have Corsairs
partnership on it we’ll send some more information to you all once it’s fully
launched and we have these foresight talks we do
them quite regularly and there are two upcoming foresight talks that I just
want to get on your radar I’ll remind everyone at the end of this conversation
but quickly the first is a Jane McGonigal a research director at the
Institute for the future is going to host a foresight talks to walk through
our futures thinking online courses on Coursera and that’s on November 14th
there’ll be a really wonderful way if anyone’s interested in exploring the
course or if anyone wants to try to roll out the course in their company or for
their organization or their community group doesn’t need to be just
professional this is also a wonderful approach to your personal life and
familial life so tune in to hear Jane talk about our training and then what
I’m really excited about is a conversation on December 11th with
someone at the u.s. Forest Service research and development department the
u.s. Forest Service actually has an internal futurist
and they’ve done wonderful and provocative work on topics such as the
future of forests in the United States so we’re gonna host a conversation to
see how governments can embed foresight into their work and interesting and
domains that maybe we often don’t think of so thinking about how to embed
foresight into how we manage forests globally I think is a really interesting
and provocative conversation and I’m sure that we’ll be talking about what
those insights and learnings might mean for other domains as well so put those
on your calendars and without further ado I’m just gonna jump into the agenda
for today like I said I’m so excited to hear Dimitri talk a little bit about his
work at Nestle and his team he has a little micro presentation that he’s
going to give so I will have Dimitri introduce himself he’ll start sharing
his screen and walk through a couple of slides of his work around the world
I will then follow up with a couple of questions but I’m sure you all are much
more interested in your questions not mine
so after I asked one or two follow-up questions we will open up the Khan
and the way to do that is I see many of you who are already conversing in the
chat box you all can talk and chat throughout
this presentation there there is also you’ll see a button in zoom for Q&A
please submit your questions that you’d like to ask the mitri in the Q&A and we
will filter those through and we will hopefully get to as many as we possibly
can I’m hoping that we can have about a good 25 minutes of questions from you
all we are recording this for you all to
watch and to share and for those who couldn’t make it they can watch this
afterwards so know that this is being recorded and also know that you are all
on mute so have your breakfast be loud do whatever you need to do we won’t hear
you but also if you ask a question we won’t hear you so please submit
questions through the Q&A button without I guess further ado Dimitri thank you
again so much for joining us I’m so excited to hear what you have to share
with us all today could you share your screen and start to talk a little bit
about who you are I would love to hear a little bit before you jump into your
presentation about how you ended up at Nestle doing this kind of work and I
know you have a short presentation and we’ll follow up with some questions
afterwards very good so hi everyone my name is
Demetria hats-off I’m the global consumer insight and market intelligence
manager at Nestle and basically so how I got to Nestle is a bit of an interesting
route I don’t have a standard CV which quite a few other people have so i
started by looking or researching animal behavior and i was focusing on memory
formation and so i studied actually biology and ethology
which is behavior science and looking at animal behavior and the impact of
drugs on side effects in animals and then I moved to the same effects on
autistic children and I work for Novartis for my industry for a few years
and after that I moved actually to a Dutch company which is called Aldous and
they are creating tools and systems and software hardware to observe behavior so
I’ve always been into understanding interaction between objects or things
and animals or humans and my would say my the key things which I’m working on
is usually nonverbal behavior more than verbal behavior so what are the people
doing more than what they are saying so while being in this company I I was a
branch of his manager for France Belgium and Switzerland so I was developing the
hallmark there and one of my tea customer was Nestle so I installed at
Nestle several consumer research labs which we’re facilities to observe
consumer behaviors with cameras software to analyze automatically or manually
their behaviors and so that was a natural jump at certain points so ten
years ago I jumped onto Nestle and I worked for four and a half years at the
NRC which is the Nestle research center core Research Center in Lausanne and
then I moved to the food category five years ago so I’m working now for the
food category five years ago started really in consumer insight for product
launches so really understanding the ins and outs of the the needs of consumers
and tensions for concept development and product developments and then moving up
and up to the role I have right now which is a more strategic role I would
say and so in the role I’m playing right now is really the idea for me to
understand globally so worldwide and we usually split the world in three main
zones but understand worldwide trends related to
food and their impact on our strategy both in terms of category strategy and
in terms of brand strategies so that’s in a nutshell what I’m doing the food
category at Nestle is a 10 billion category roughly so or even a bit more
so it’s not a very small business it’s quite a significant business at Nestle
and so when you take decisions to move to certain directions within the 10
billion business you want to be kind of pretty sure that’s of what you’re doing
before investing because yeah Nestle is quite large quite big and so on one side
we have some power and some force to move in directions on the other side
it’s also seen as a kind of a big giant slow Enterprise so we need also to
predict the future early enough to be able to move these forces to the right
directions so yeah and so now I’m going to focus a little bit more on how we
sense the future and I welcome all of you to the future of food at Nestle
that’s how we call all the work we are doing around predicting or thinking
about the future and the impact of these future – – Nestle first of all one of
the things which everybody knows but which is really important for us is we
see the the food has exploded all over the place and I am sure that you all see
that it’s something which we hear often when we hear talks and etc it’s
exploding on all of them all over the place so initially we can see that at
the threat because basically you have so many players popping up and gaining
market shares and inventing new things which we don’t think about etc on the
other hand we can see all of these booming elements as really opportunities
opportunities to move to new categories to new channels
and you have Amazon fresh over there to new ways of consumption from consumers
Street foods for example is moving into really new directions entering in the
homes of consumers a blurring of the different channels from what you order
online eat at home order outside or go and shop eat outside
and etc all of that environment is changing quite fast and my role and and
basically when we talk to the markets and I have to deal with roughly 92
hundred different markets around the world when I talk to the markets the
markets will all say my market is super different to all the other ones my
consumers are very different to all the other ones we need to nurture these
local elements which are so important and I fully agree with them my role is
also at one point you try to understand where are the similarities where are
groups of consumers or cohorts of consumers going and what is happening Oh
food is pop food is there it’s all over the place and what do we do with it so
my role then is and together with with our colleagues in the same Department
what we are doing is really to look into what are the trends what is happening
and we have different ways to look at that and I’ve just highlighted a few
elements here when I talk about trends it’s on one side the food-related trends
we’re really dealing with cuisines with ingredients with products and etc but
it’s also all the other aspects which we are looking for as an example regional
elements or labels claims what is happening also in terms of companies so
startups all and regulation obviously which is impacting heavily what we are
allowed not allowed so the frame in which we can
work on all of that is really shaping the way we are moving forward and
obviously the most important which you see on the top right corner here our
consumers that’s the most important element for us so what we really want to
understand is how are consumers living or organized and and and dealing with
all these changes all this word all this world and what is happening around us
the good elements the positive elements which they are picking the negative
elements which they want to avoid or getting away from and our role or my
role is then to look into all these and then to try to make sense of that and
the most importantly to lend it to really business opportunities well tell
me what you eat and I will tell you who you are so that’s what we try to
understand really what consumers are eating and then to to be able actually
to create clusters of consumers clusters of trans clusters of elements and then
study these elements in the deep manner so in the role I’m in and together with
my colleague we try to focus on three different aspects to sense the future
and to really focus on trends the first one is transversely and I already said a
few words around that but basically what we want to do is really to deliver four
sides so thoughts about how where the world is going in the future and then
understand the impact of these possible futures on our business so that’s the
first aspect and the different elements we which we try to understand is
obviously cuisines so what is happening around the world in different cuisines
because cuisines are impacting the food that consumers are exposed to and eating
and both out the form and in home then ingredients so individual components
superfoods goji berries and all of these elements which we see flying around we
try to understand and we try to understand them from an
ingredients point of view but also from a sourcing point of view is it
sustainable not sustainable what is the whole value chain and obviously also
from a culinary point of view so the taste the texture the integration with
other elements the how how all of that works together and we also try to
understand the consumption habits of consumers so how often do they eat at
home what do they eat what kind of utensils are they using and
all of that across the world and you can guess that a kitchen in Guatemala will
look very different from a kitchen in Germany or in Malaysia or in Indonesia
and so while I say that it also means that the things we are looking at may
not have a direct connection to a food or may have a broader connection to food
but we understand that they might have an impact on food as an example we look
at the size of kitchen in the world because the size of kitchen means how
much space I have to to cook or to prepare stuff and etc so that’s also an
important element and so all of these elements we try to look for and to to
understand then the second aspect is landing this element in a strategic
framework and here that’s probably the most difficult part scouting or looking
for trends is quite easy with what we have today all the information actually
what is difficult is to make a selection among all what we have available there
are so many reports so many tools available to automatically gather data
but the amount of information you can get is is very easy then landing that
information what we do is we create usually a framework in which will have
several macro trend then set trends and micro trend to allow us to focus on the
things which we feel are the most interesting for us and I will explain in
a second we do that and then also to be able to
prioritize the trends we want to really focus on and we do do that in a rolling
way to make sure that we don’t live with the same trend over for several years
and then we end up understanding that it’s not anymore
interesting so these strategic landing is very important and the third aspect
is all our network within and outside of Nestle so I have counterparts which do
the same piece of work than I do in other Nestle categories in other markets
within my category and also in other entities outside of Nestle and we have
very good very regular meetings and interactions to make sure sure that we
stay connected with the outside world and with what is happening and obviously
we have also networks of consumers which we have a lot of interaction with so our
focus in all of that is to make sure that whatever trends we look for and
because we honestly we are a company which needs to make money our key focus
is how can we bring frequency and volume in the product we are creating to make
sure that the consumers will go for them so we are focusing on dishes which
consumers are eating often we are focusing on food which the consumer are
eating often and etc we will hardly ever even if we look for the trends on more
niche elements in the end what we want is to landed in a business proposition
which makes sense at the broad scale we cannot develop things which will only
suit a very minor number of consumers in only a few countries we really need
these scale aspects so how we do that drop assumption listen to signals and
frame actions so we have a ecosystem of different tools which we are using from
early trance counting then to trance analysis we have digital platforms which
we are looking for we have even also open innovation
platform so with interaction with the external world as I was saying we have a
scientific community looking at more the scientific and technological trends we
look also for innovation venture funds so which are the venture capitals
putting their bets and their money on which startups so we have systems to
scout all of that and we have our network as I was saying and all of these
insights help us to understand where our trends going what are the things which
are happening and at one point what we do with these elements is we set down
and we generate scenarios or assumptions we think that the world is going to go
in that direction and we have identified four major directions in which nestle
overall wants to go and this is available to the outside world so it’s
around authentic flavors authentic food the second one is around healthy
lifestyle so healthy food and the third one is around experiences so really
experiencing different types of foods different types of cuisines and etc the
last one which we are working a lot at the moment on is on sustainability
elements obviously and so sustainability is key for us and we are tracking also
that’s but we are tracking that in the frame of what we are doing within within
food so I’m not dealing for example with the plastic elements as long as it’s
outside of the food environment so I prefer to have a kind of holistic view
so I’m not the one who is going to look at technological improvements around
individual plastic components are more the one going to look for what are the
consumers thinking about plastic how are they evolving what are the implications
for the business for each of our categories for our brands where our
brands positioned around plastic and etc so that’s the the way we move forward
then I was explaining that we try to learn these elements into a strategic
and business opportunity and we look at two things on one side we look at the
attractiveness and on the other side we look at the ability to win so attractive
attractiveness is how relevant it is to consumers to markets so to specific
geographies how what are the barriers which block us from rolling this trend
out or with which blocks these trends from moving forward so that can be also
independent of Nestle overall what are the things which block it is it more the
consumers are on not understanding because it’s too scientific
is it more a technological barrier at the moment is it more a willingness to
go for it or etc an ability to win will be more what are the manifestations
which we already see on the markets what is our and is the ability to
differentiate from competition do we have here things which we can put
forwards and obviously is it aligned with our strategy and our strategy at
Nestle globally so here we want to make sure that whatever we go for or we
develop fit with our commitments which Nestle has made fit with our food
strategy and etc so we look at these different elements and we have a system
or a grater to rank all the trends or to give points to all the trends according
to these different topics and what we do with it is then we look at the score for
each of the trend but also where does the trend land in these different
aspects all these different elements and then what we want to focus on is the
tipping point and the tipping point is when do we feel the trend is mature
enough that it’s interesting for Nestle to enter but not mature too much that it
became mainstream or too many of our competitors already entered and etc and
when I talk about teachers is not only the big players it
can be also small players as I was explaining at the beginning beginning of
my talk small players moves fast nowadays can gain market share quite
fast so we need to understand and this tipping point is is really moving or
changing depending on the category depending on the brand depending on the
trends so we we are we really need to focus on understanding these different
elements how they move between each other so the maturity of consumers the
maturity of Technology the maturity of the fit to our own estate strategy etc
we and with that grid and with that tool we can understand depending on the
scenario we want to push forward how is that tipping point moving is it
something we need to really deal with today not right now because otherwise
because the technology is ready for example or do we need to move it a
little bit further down the road and with that it allows us to prioritize the
different trends but prioritize them based on our assets based on the Nestle
strategy but also based on the the consumer willingness and my role
actually is not to tell my strategic partner we need to go there it’s more to
initiate discussion so I will tell them ok these are the different options which
we see this option is good if we do this and that this other option is better if
we do these other things this third option if we really want to push that
technology forward that’s the best option and then I leave it to them or
it’s an interactive discussion between all of these people so we really do
along the year frequent workshops and group discussions to really think about
the implication of that and then the brand manager will say oh I want to push
my brand forward so we should go for that but the technological person will
say no no no no no the technology is not yet ready if we do it right now we will
shoot in our own foot because we will not be able to sell our proposition
which is enough competitive to really bring for example the price to a reason
level first and etc so I bring the frame and I look at these different people
then confronting their views and with that we define them where do we want to
go all together so that’s the way we go from strategy to execution so when we
have defined to finalize when we have defined what we want to go for and done
the priorities we do usually what I call a sizing and business opportunity so
within that frame of a trend we look for what are our business opportunities so
where do we feel in terms of which consumer group which technology are we
going to use for which etc and with these elements it allows us to go from
the global trend which we see to our own business opportunity and then to size
them and here we have different tools so we use all kind of different tools to
size the category to size the frequency at which the consumers use or each
similar product to size our technological advantage and etc and then
eventually it brings up to a certain value which we then use in order to
understand is it something we want to go for or is it at the moment too small and
then we prefer to wait or is it something we don’t want to go at all at
the moment so that’s a little bit how we do that and then we go to the execution
which is then a more standard approach ideation concept prototyping interaction
with consumers and then and then products development and product
launches or product when I took product its product services apps at cetera so
it can cover the whole range of things we can do overall then just as an
example if you slide a few pictures to show you that it’s not something we do
exclusively at the desk it’s also something we do in a very dynamic way
going out experiencing cuisines that’s the nice part of my job being able to
try a lot of different foods discussing with our
chefs so we have a group of experienced chefs coming really
so cooks who expose us to different cuisines tell us what are the
possibilities and etc and then sharing with our networks to be able to go to
real consumers and with real consumers to be able to understand what are the
tensions what do they really want bring that back with in this way and then
explore the different scenarios which we are doing so that’s about it for me I’d
like to finish with a nice quote of Jamie Oliver I’ll give you a few seconds
to read and I open the directory to any questions you would have amazing thanks
Dimitri so much and I love the Jamie Oliver quotes there is certainly always
something new and amazing to learn about food we have a bunch of really great
questions that are emerging and I’ll let people submit some more and I’ll just
ask one right now and then we’ll all turn to sharing some from those who are
tuning in and the question that I’m really interested in your background in
biology and ethology and maybe to go to begin our questions back at the
beginning you your work at Nestle clearly is not just about studying
behavior although I feel like a lot of forecast work involves understanding
shifts in how humans behave but it also is likely about how to shape human
behavior and so I’m wondering a lot of what we’ve just heard is very much about
tracking monitoring understanding directions of change and I want to know
to what extent is your work about keeping your ear to the ground and
sensing and anticipating the future of food and to what extent does your work
really about shaping a different future of food and how do you balance those two
that’s a very good question of thanks to ask the ambition would be obviously or not
the ambition I think I feel that it’s a bit you topic to
think that we can shape a lot the future of consumers so on one side we are
sensing a lot of information the shaping the future for me goes more towards what
what are the products we can offer to consumers to answer attention and that’s
the way I feel that if we are the first ones to be able to identify clearly what
a major attention consumers have be it’s in a very poor country where consumers
have really difficulties in getting just a simple food on the plate all the way
to more mature or more advanced countries where they explore all kind of
different food from around the world our role is more to understand core
tensions the consumers have and then to try to solve them and I perceive that if
we manage to solve really strong tensions with consumers then we can
shape basically or-or-or en the way they are going to change their behaviors but
that we I don’t feel that and I don’t know how we could basically create a new
product because it’s it’s all about food in the end so we are creating creating
products around food it’s not like inventing a new technology or digital
technology or something which will give you a third arm and bringing something
brand new it’s all about food so on the other hand if we manage really to create
and I can take her and I back in the days when when Maggie created the cube
the cube changed the life of millions of people because it was 45 and so because
of these focus fortification in vitamins in iron and etc a lot of consumers have
changed drastically their behaviors and and
using the the Maggi cube in their in their daily routine which they were not
doing and even changing the way they are cooking the way they are preparing the
food the number of times they are cooking per day because they have that
available so I feel it goes more in that direction understanding clearly and
really deeply and that requires a lot of work the consumer tension answering to
that and that changes the the behavior yeah yeah I love that answer I’m gonna
turn to some questions that have been submitted and there’s actually there’s a
cluster of questions that I think are quite interesting and worth exploring
around this notion of a tipping point yeah
and so from what I’m reading from people it I think we would love to hear a
little bit more about both the criteria that you determine when a sort of
tipping point has been reached what that threshold is and how you determine it
and then maybe a follow up to this sort of initial question that I asked is what
what role do you all think that you play in creating those tipping points though
certainly it’s one thing to see all the dominoes and see that there are oh my
gosh aligned and ready to be pushed and then it’s a totally other thing to
figure out how and when you might push them to cascade the reaction so how do
you measure track tipping points and what are the signals that you all see
that prove to you that a tipping point has been reached so first of all I’ll be
very transparent if only I had a precise and final answer about you we’re doing
first of all I will not be there I would have probably my own company second miss
Lee would be in a better shape than it is right now so we are doing very good
in some aspect but not so good in others so we would be fantastic everywhere so
first of all it’s not a precise science sometimes it works
times or often we fail and that’s also why although I’m dealing with very
strategic element I’m also part of R&D because we fail often and we succeed
rarely so these science of identifying tipping
points and and basically bringing different curves together to understand
where they merge and where we want to go it’s definitely not an exact science and
so that’s the warning I wanted to give nonetheless what we are doing is first
of all we are looking at consumers so we have a lot of tools to look at online
social media discussions which allow us to understand from just simple words
which we input in these systems what is the amount of generated conversations
around these elements so that’s one thing which we can track and if that
element goes higher than a certain points then we move it to something we
track more often or we move it to the next level so that could be one of the
first levels on the other hand we also look and we always try to balance these
two we also look at what’s happening out of home so we look at what’s happening
in restaurants so high-end the restaurant but also men’s or limited
service restaurants full-service restaurant etc even small tapas bars so
we Scout not only big chains but we have also people who go on a regular basis
and look what’s happening in smaller places we work with agencies who do that
and the idea here is to not only look from a consumer point of view but look
from the outside world so the chef’s who master their culinary expertise and look
at what are they bringing in so and if we see the same ingredients or the same
technique or the same dishes popping up suddenly in different places around the
world it doesn’t need to be at one place it can be at different places then it
will trigger also our our selves to track more of that then we
look at technologies then we look at a net cetera so we have different
indicators and when the indicators reaches a certain level then we look
more closely or we start bringing these different indicators together so if
suddenly I see a shelf looking at a specific barrier or a specific
ingredient for quite some time or I see several chefs doing that I will input
that same element into the other systems to see what’s happening do we see it
also as well or it has not yet reached a certain level and why also maybe it’s a
different term used in different place at cetera and then when we see these
different elements reaching a certain level together at the same time then
that’s where we start to have the discussion about business opportunity
and then the tipping point is about where are our competitors around the
world are they also looking at that what are the products which have been already
lounged what are the number of startups which already have started really
looking into that particular trend where is our technology but also competitive
technologies going forward in that direction and then it’s about bringing
all these aspect together and having a discussion so the tipping point is not
something only a graph is giving and then as soon as it’s reached a certain
level as a woo tipping point and I take it it’s more about bringing these
different elements to the table and saying okay these are this is the
environment we see do you feel we should bring the tipping point forward because
it will give a clear Nestle advantage or do we move that lever a little bit
backward or do we leave that lever completely out and so and we do that
discussion with each an individual trend and also with each and individual early
signal which we see starting to to become more interesting for us so the
tipping point is really very much discussion around different stakeholders
and to take a decision based on the criteria I shared earlier
so these prioritization criteria but that so it’s a lot of quantitative data
which feed into a qualitative discussion in the end yes now I love that and
that’s such a great articulation of both the science and the art of sense making
and foresight so that’s a wonderful answer let’s talk a little bit about
maybe one domain that we might be seeing reaching a tipping points there were a
lot of questions about meat alternatives on the Q&A chat so how do you see the
trend of plant-based foods or meat free burgers what do you think about
impossible foods all of these sort of I hate to call them alternative proteins
because now has already reached the tipping point quite some time ago if you
look at how the Nestle investments together with McDonald’s and Burger King
and etc in the incredible burger we have a full range of god legume ace the brand
food and etc so the tipping point was I would say three four years ago that’s
where we started to initiate all our technological development because as you
can imagine it’s not within half a year that we can develop a full line in the
factory and understand exactly where we want to go and etc sometimes we can go
faster by doing Co manufacturing or merge and acquisition in other cases
when we really want to develop a competitive advantage that’s where we
really need to invest our time money and we really need to be early enough to
identify that tipping point so that tipping point went already quite some
years ago looking and it came from agriculture I would say when we
identified already like 20 years ago that if we move forward in the same way
simply the number of the number of field occurs needed to feed the population
with cows that collapsed and collided very heavily very drastically very soon
and that’s where we started to look for meat alternatives and so I will not
disclose too much information but I can tell you that now
meat alternatives or alternative proteins that’s the man that has gone
from a micro trends for five or ten years ago to accept rent to now a macro
trend so we have it really at the high level and now we look for very much more
fine-grained details around sub components within there for the future
so is the future going for insects or is the future going for fish alternative
which we see popping at the moment or is the future going for other alternatives
so we are really now going even one level down is the future more technology
or more we you see all these lab created means or is the future still being more
natural products and so we are exploring all the scenario based on the element
side so I explained to you earlier to identify among all of them beyond simple
creating burger patties and and really nice by the way we just warm some
competition against all the other burgers with our incredible burgers so I
can I think we can be quite proud there as being the most tasty and the most
natural the the the tasty burger among all the competitors at the moment so we
are going in the right direction with our transcoding foresight and with also
understanding all the sensory elements which are required across all the
different consumers because as you can imagine you have consumers who want
really something which mimics totally meat but you have other consumers who
don’t want that at all they are already flexitarian or vegetarian they are not
interested in something which is bleeding and looking like me they are
interesting which something which provides them with really good natural
proteins so and an N and that’s only to split like I I told you
our system is probably split in 15 18 different types of sub components within
that environment I love that and it’s a really helpful way of better
understanding a tipping point when you actually put a historical example into
context and understand how you saw that and how it’s changed I have a couple
other and maybe just to finish on that the tipping point now because milt
alternative if the tipping point when I passed that now we are recreating four
five or six sub tipping points so now we understand that meat-free alternative it
will go that way we are sure and that will be the future now within that
future what are the different options we have and we create new tipping points
for these different futures then we track them and then we have again these
discussions do we want to push that you think go forward or backwards so it’s
not something the tipping point is done we move on and we go for something else
it’s always something which like a tree you know where you start down there then
you move to the next level the next level evolves you choose one route which
is this one and that rule then evolves into five new routes with five new
tipping points so you choose this one and etc so that’s how how we work on
this constant flow it’s a beautiful analogy that’s really
helpful because so I guess we all just heard it here Nestle the future is
meat-free that’s tipping points already happened then the question is is the
future based on recombinant protein synthesis is it crickets
exactly I would not say the future is meat free I would say the future is
really good meat on the far less regular basis so nurturing that like caviar so
that will become really a more high-end appreciated product in a far smaller
quantity but I still feel if we stay there and I love me so but we will
really move towards far more sustainable solutions so fair enough I appreciate
that nuance you’re absolutely right I know we only have a few minutes left and
then we have a few concluding remarks I want to ask you one maybe one last
question and I we have a bunch of questions that we’ll just collect and
we’ll maybe share with you Dimitri to get your thoughts after we can share
with the group but there was a really great question that grounds all of this
work and it’s kind of a mash up of of – one is I want to ask how you measure
success and how you think of success because so much of forecasting in
general is looking out to possible futures and being comfortable being
wrong a lot because we’re not trying to optimize for accuracy at least the work
that we do at the Institute is trying to be internally consistent but provocative
and insightful and you can be wrong and be insightful in really interesting ways
so how do you measure success and at the same time there was a question really
about just like how do you keep on going how do you keep your team and yourself
motivated because the future is changing so quickly and we’re often so wrong and
these systems are so complex and confusing it’s really hard to maintain
this sort of urgent sense of optimism that at least we embody at the Institute
or maybe it’s business growth and strategy so how do you maintain a heavy
level of motivation to do this important work and then how do you measure your
success in in that yeah so for the how we do we keep the team motivated I think
I could go here yeah that would give the perfect answer I don’t think we really
need to be motivated look at the world outside look at the possibilities look
at the how evolutions how its evolving they are so many directions we can scout
go we can look for from pure technological systems virtual reality
all the way down to super interesting solution I just heard not so long ago a
startup created a system where with a slingshot you throw a GoPro camera in
the air above a field and they do that in South Africa
somewhere in very poor country is they throw it the data is automatically sent
to a super calculator which provides back just by throwing that webcam in the
air provides back information around what is the soul composed of what type
of crop they should grow at which time and and then taking also into account
trends so it will tell these people do you need to grow crops which are
becoming trendy because it will grow or so their businesses and etc so it goes
in all the direction in so many ways that I mean I don’t need to you to keep
the team excited and and because we are working in food at Nestle I’m working on
one day on one hour on pizza the next hour on chill dough the next hour on
spice mix the next hour on soup the next one on the bullion’s the next one on
table sauce is ketchup mayonnaise etc etc so it’s a broad array of
different possibilities which is super interesting and super exciting I love my
job then for you or the question which was
more around how do we measure success it’s a it’s a really good one because we
always fight for that it’s not easy on one side
Nestle being a big cooperation you need to have tangible objectives at the end
of the year to measure what you have done that surgery and how successful you
where and on the other side I’m working in super 4 side so really way at the
beginning of the whole product development meaning that whatever I do
may 4 2011 so on one side we met measure success still by looking at products on
the markets so that’s one of the things very tangible sales data because that
definitely that’s the way we predicted the the in
the past the way we predicted the future which is today where we successful so we
also look back at the data we we used in the past so that’s one thing on the
other side and I’m very grateful for that we have quite some freedom to fail
so to be able to identify things which will not go forward so success is for
example more around when we generate a framework has it been shared broadly
within Nestle hasn’t been used broadly strategically so do all the people who
can use the the tools we create or the framework around trends how many peoples
are aware of it using it is it really then supporting in the strategic
discussions is it supporting the strategic outcome so and it’s very
simple if a category lead is organizing a workshop where they look at the
pipeline is the future of food trends part of the discussion or not
so because the idea is we want to create a framework and to provide as much
insight and information to as many people within Nestle and it’s possible
that everybody uses the same frame so that we come to the same conclusion with
the same data and so that we move together in the same direction in the
end the the work of the markets and at the zone level is more to look at the specificities of the markets but then
within the frame we set so that we push the same forces forward so that’s part
of where we measure success is also around the network as I was saying
around the strategy and then around the trends themselves so by also looking at
competition are they looking at the same things than us so at our competitive
advantage I would say here did we manage to identify things before the others and
move them so forward to a certain level where we feel
the other Sunday yet I love I really love this notion of a clarity of
direction and creating a community to move forward in that direction being
flexible and how that looks very clear on where you’re going
Dimitri this has been so wonderful thank you all for joining this conversation I
really really really appreciate it I have shared both my email and
Dimitri’s email I know that there were a lot of really good questions that
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Dimitri maybe if I have one thing attend the ifgf training I’m not paid by a FTF
I have participated to that training for me the not only it provides really
insightful tools and methods to think about scenario but it really helped a
lot with the community which is around ifts so we still have our whatsapp group
from the ITF and we still communicate every other day so sharing trends what’s
happening at cetera and because it’s such a wide range of people from so many
different part of the world and from so many different type of work you were
talking about the forest in in the in the USO that’s exactly what it is and it
provides really super insightful information so all of that together that
was really really it is a really really interesting training amazing right yeah
I couldn’t have said it better myself so thank you thank you all we’ll be sharing
this recording and Dimitri thank you for your work on the future of food we
presume when it come thank you for hosting me of course talk
to you all soon yes bye bye everyone