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Korlin Bruhn

Consultant at dgroup

„I like bringing a fresh perspective and a flexible mind to projects.“

About

What are your main tasks?

It depends on the type of project really. Strongly simplified it’s gathering and analysing information and coming up with possible solutions. So basically it’s a mix of being a detective (why is that so?) and a problem solver (how can we solve it?).

What is your academical and professional background?

I actually don’t have a typical business background. Instead, I studied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge – first BA, then Master’s. I focused on experimental psycholinguistics: how does the brain compute language?

What made you decide to work for dgroup?

It’s the mix of the diverse project challenges, the digital components and the personal fit. I enjoy learning about the possibilities digital solutions bring as much as I enjoy talking to my colleagues, picking their brains, developing ideas.

What really motivates you?

I’d probably say my curiosity. I like to understand how things work and to constantly learn new things.

Early bird or night owl?

Definitely not an early bird. I marvel at my colleagues who get up in the mornings and manage to run for an hour, read a book, watch some television and achieve I don’t know what even before breakfast. I need to boot up slowly.

Digital native or immigrant?

True digital native. Allegedly I wrote my first words ever as a toddler on our family Amiga.

Which digital product or service would you liked to have created?

While Skype, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. are great to stay in touch I’m still waiting for a way to teleport to be honest. I’d be able to see my friends in the UK and the US much more often. Plus: it’d make out-of-town project work way more convenient.

Three books / blogs / podcasts you want to recommend?

To keep up to date in an easy way: exciting commerce’s podcast ‘exchanges’. Good stuff against small talk lulls: Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. A classic book with witty logical and linguistic observations: Alice in Wonderland.

Which three things would you take to a lonesome island?

Does it have WIFI there? If yes: iPad, kindle, and solar charger. If no: two kindles pre-filled to the last bit with books, and a solar charger. I’ll figure the essentials out once I get there (like how to make fire and such).

Where have you lived?

Germany, UK, Malta, France

What do you think about whilst traveling?

Not much ideally. Maybe about what to eat next and where? I like to discover new countries through the local food.

What have you learned at dgroup?

So much! Mostly that there will always be a solution. And the concept of things being MECE – mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive. Once you have a name for this order of things it really bugs you when things are not MECE…

What was your best team / client situation? I have always had fantastic teams so far who manage to keep their sense of humour, no matter the level of stress or the time of day (or night). A special dgroup highlight has definitely been our summer event in 2014: a hiking tour across the Alps.

I have always had fantastic teams so far who manage to keep their sense of humour, no matter the level of stress or the time of day (or night). A special dgroup highlight has definitely been our summer event in 2014: a hiking tour across the Alps.

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