Albrecht was a co-founder of Student-Online, a pioneer start-up in electronic publishing and online dictionaries in the early 1990's. He is the founder (and 2008- 2012 CEO) of Berliner Filmforum a business club and network for film and media professionals with 10,000 members. As a consultant Albrecht has worked for Osram, Europcar, Daimler, VW, Total, Cisco Systems, the Vatican, US-State Department and a number of Start-Ups and SMEs.
Make a schedule and understand your individual strengths. Try to identify a specific time during the day when you can excel at your trade. Don’t try to work when distractions are present. ONWARD!
Albrecht makes sure to close the door to signify when he is working. Closing the door limits unnecessary distractions.
When Albrecht left Syria during a period of civil unrest he lost all of his business connections -- and Albrecht tells the whole story here.
“A business owner has to learn to say no and prioritize their day in an efficient manner.”
“90% of what people say is total nonsense and the other 10% of the noise actually matters.”
“I would try to get out of the system. The educational systems I progressed through prepared me for a world that did not exist. I would love to go back and prepare myself for the real world.”
Repetition is an invaluable technique that helps business owners achieve a level of mastery.
An individual that can identify with the organization, hold onto their own ideas, and refrain from developing an ego.