Next Visions x House of Beautiful Business

In each episode, Christian Knörle (Porsche Digital) and Tim Leberecht (House of Beautiful Business) will introduce two masterminds of our time and their personal visions of the future. They’ll deal with topics such as technology, leadership, career, autonomy and much more.

Season 2 – Episode 8

About leaders who care

Carola Rackete became a public icon when she docked a migrant rescue ship in the port of Lampedusa, Italy. Because she did this without authorization, she was promptly arrested by the Italian authorities, causing a wave of solidarity to launch around her. This event marked a turning point in Carola’s life. In a conversation with Gianpiero Petriglieri, associate professor of organizational behaviour at INSEAD, she reflects on change-making and leadership.


Season 2 – Episode 7

About traveling in a (post-)pandemic world

Will we ever go back to the way we used to travel? Cheraé Robinson, founder of Tastemakers Africa, and Paulo Pisano, chief people officer at, discuss why they believe that travel will always be there — even if it means traveling within yourself and your own capabilities.


Season 2 – Episode 6

About intersectionality

How can we use intersectionality as a lens to help see and understand the world? Nonhlanhla Makuyana, co-founder of Decolonising Economies, and Richard Teverson, a British actor who appeared on the screen including The Crown and Downton Abbey, meet for the first time to share what their life stories and current roles teach them about empathy and awareness of social justice.


Season 2 – Episode 5

About next role models

Who can we learn from to reinvent business and our economies? Female founders! For their book, Starting A Revolution, Naomi Ryland, managing partner at tbd*, and Lisa Jaspers, CEO of Folkdays, have interviewed some of the most progressive leaders — including Dame Stephanie Shirley and Joana Breidenbach — to share their stories of leadership and changemaking.


Season 2 – Episode 4

About the ultimate augmentation

Humans, nature, and technology: Will the next era enable the ultimate augmentation of all living things? In their first-ever conversation, Yasaman Sheri, principal designer at IKEA design lab SPACE10, and Moon Ribas, co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, exchange their views on sensing, the next possible evolutionary stage of humankind, and the beauty of not knowing.


Season 2 – Episode 3

About new currencies

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing immunity passports as a governmental initiative have been discussed and explored. In a first-time conversation between Harvard Medical School bioethicist Natalie Kofler and Albert Wenger, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, we’ll dive into the idea of “immunocapital” and its implications for the further fragmentation of society.


Season 2 – Episode 2

About new narratives in democracies 

Amid the rise of nationalism, social divide, populism, and political polarization, Anab Jain, co-founder and director of the design studio Superflux, and Alex Evans, founder of the Collective Psychology Project, discuss the role of storytelling and platform power in shaping perceived realities, opinions, and the sentiment of “us and them.”


Season 2 – Episode 1

About belonging and reinvention

Where do we find a sense of belonging? And once we do, how do we harness it to reinvent who we are and who we will become? In their first-ever conversation, Charlotte Fox Weber, head of psychotherapy at The School of Life, and formerly incarcerated writer and author Erwin James meet to share their wisdom about inner peace, mental resilience, and growth in adversity. 


Season 2 – Intro

Welcome to Season 2

We are back! In this short episode, our two hosts Christian Knörle (Porsche Digital) and Tim Leberecht (House of Beautiful Business) welcome you to the second season of the Next Visions Podcast. Give it a listen if you want to find out which questions, topics and “masterminds” will be part of the upcoming episodes.


Season 1 – Episode 5

About emotional intelligence of machines

When a founder and at UX director come together to talk about Artificial Intelligence and how it's designed to mimic human behavior. Maria Kolitsida, Founder and CEO at, and Sophie Kleber, Head of Spaces UX at Google, talk about our responsibilities regarding the development of AI and why the technolgy hasn't reached emotional intelligence yet. The two also discuss how modern technology is biased as it reproduces the misconceptions of our past.


Season 1 – Episode 4

About the power of art and its influence on business

When a professor and a partner of a top consulting firm come together to talk about art and poetry. In this Next Vision episode Amy Whitaker, Professor at NYU Steinhardt and Massimo Portincaso, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group discuss how art and poetry in particular can empower business decisions. Moreover they question the current state of Design Thinking.


Season 1 – Episode 3

About positive psychology and ethics in AI

Positive psychology is one thing that unites the guests of this week's episode. Florian Schmitt, Chief Creative Officer at SYZYGY and John Havens, Author and AI expert, meet to talk about AI and the complex philosophical questions behind it. They also have some interesting takes on Nature 2.0.


Season 1 – Episode 2

About cities and how they influence us

When a practicing architect and researcher meets an entrepreneur and former pro athlete: In this episode of Next Visions, Itai Palti and Kristina Palovicova discuss how the environment we live in influences our lives and behaviour, and how design can be used to address urban challenges that society faces today as well as in the future.


Season 1 – Episode 1

About radical career decisions and leadership in times of disruption

When a business professor and a top manager in sports business come together to talk about careers and leadership: In this Next Visions episode, football forerunner Ebru Köksal and professor Herminia Ibarra talk about the most disruptive moments in their careers, share personal advice for future leaders and discuss the definition of authentic leadership in the age of digitization.


Season 1 – Intro

What does Porsche actually understand by Next Visions and why is there now a podcast about it? In this episode Christian and Tim introduce themselves and the concept in detail. They talk about Porsche, explain what the House of Beautiful Business is all about and what Ferdinand Porsche has got to do with it. They also reveal who exactly is behind the so-called “masterminds”.


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