Who stands behind Xecutives.net?
Xecutives.net was founded by Christian Dueblin and Dr. Joe Amberg in 2007, and is the serendipitous result of an Executive MBA course at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Christian’s diploma thesis dealt with the question of how social networks affect the careers of business representatives, containing several interviews with top management personalities. Christian was repeatedly asked by friends to transcribe his findings from encounters also with other interesting people. Christian has been involved in management and music issues since his early years as a Inhouse Counsel, entrepreneur and pianist. It is therefore not surprising that these topics are constantly being addressed. Film and music have played an important role in his life and many interesting encounters and friendships have taken place. All this resulted in the Xecutives.net project.
What is Xecutives.net?
Xecutives.net is an absolutely independent institution. Interviews are not censored or corrected in favour of our or anybody’s opinion. The texts are authentic–as long as people do not denigrate other people, the texts are not corrected prior to publication regarding their content. This approach of guaranteed fidelity enables an unhindered and unfiltered transfer of knowledge. Xecutives.net is much, social network, an online magazine, a contemporary witness program, source of inspiration and first-hand information on often very complex topics, which unfortunately are often only superficially treated.
Is there a special theme?
On closer inspection, there are common themes that thread through all the interviews on Xecutives.net. Most interviews deal with extraordinary events and facts. They are often about management and Switzerland, or topics with difficult backgrounds, which are thoroughly explained by specialists. Interview partners are selected on the basis of personal encounters, as well as recommendations from other interview partners or people interested in a topic. Film and music play a special role. Christian himself has been playing the piano since he was a child. After encounters with jazz legend Joe Tuner, whom Christian often visited in Paris in his early years, it was clear to him that he would like to become a Stride Pianist as well. It is an old piano style, also called Harlem Stride. Find out more about this piano style in the interviews with music legends such as Hazy Osterwald, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dick Hyman and Buddha Scheidegger.
How do you chose an interview partner?
The choice of interview partners is generally not a matter of chance. Upon scrutiny, the connections between the interview partners and their statements with other interview partners and their own statements demonstrate this. That is why Xecutives.net has been compared with the well-known Foundation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel, where images are arranged in a room so that they can communicate and correspond with each other. Ernst Beyeler consciously arranged his picture collection and left nothing to chance. Indeed, all interviews are connected in a special way.
How are interviews being conducted?
As a rule, the interviews are conducted directly with the interviewees. In some cases, calls are made via telephone or Skype. Sometimes interview partners prefer to have more time and leisure, so as to answer questions with greater deliberation in writing. This is accepted by Xecutives.net, since it makes it easier for the interviewee to approve the final interview result. Incidentally, this is the most common form of interviewing in the mainstream media today. However, most of the interviews were conducted directly and personally with the interviewees.