Für den Mittelstand, für Deutschland*


Success is the result of what sociologists like to call “accumulative advantage.”

― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: “The Story of Success

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]C[/su_dropcap]ONFIDENT AND FORWARD-LOOKING, Mario Ohoven, the President of BVMW – The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses has reasons and the authority granted to him by around 3.3 million individual enterprises – members of the Association. The “… backbone and impulse of the German economy”. The BVMW is a politically independent association. It represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses in politics, with administrative authorities, with trade unions and with major companies for more than 40 years (to date). “…and a fact is the most stubborn thing in the world”**.

If and when we would wish to discuss Malcolm Gladwell’s quote, from “Outliers: The Story of Success”, with Mario Ohoven, he would be the first to agree and would persist on adding at least one word to this quote. Because he knows exactly that for German ‘Mittelstand’ not only an “accumulative advantage”, maybe even more the “accumulative disadvantage(s)” created stepping-stones and bricks of what today is rightfully called ‘success’!

40 years might be considered an age in human life. My perception is that it is only the brave and bright youth in lifeline of the BVMW. Digital Natives is how they now fairly see themselves. ‘Mittelstand’-digital is a new stream. New ‘Vision-Action-Innovation’ movement, a strategic long-term campaign that is being brought to life in close collaboration of businesses, independent entrepreneurs, startups and academia. Supported by the main stream of politicians. It helps to be acquainted with the German culture and virtues related to business and education ecosystems.

Imagine the heavy lifters of German economy are now willing to accept, learn and pay for, invest into a transition to the “twentysomethings’ digital existence”! It took me three years to differentiate this phenomenon. I consider my time as invested and I hope to bring your attention to what might one day become your destination for at least a business vacation.

Based on my extensive research and meetings with German business communities. Based on my LinkedIn high valued network plus my experience gained, attending high quality events in Berlin. Traveling and meeting business people in Munich, Hannover, Hamburg, Potsdam, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Darmstadt. In Berlin I regularly attend seminars, workshops and Graduate Center masterclasses of the DIW Berlin – Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung; Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin; The Hertie School of Governance; The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Academy, Berlin; events @ the Representation of the European Commission (Europäisches Haus, Berlin); The WZB Berlin Social Science Center – and of course, the ESMT – European School of Management & Technology ( – as a part of my ongoing self-education and lifelong learning efforts as well as a preparation for a post graduate cycle.

For three years, here in Berlin, I am being business oriented and mentored by Benno A. Packi, PhD. Judicial Doctor. Successful attorney in law who is practicing Corporate Law. This is a separate story to tell. And I will. Soon.

I take a liberty here and now to invite you all to at least imaginary and hopefully your future Deutsch Geschäftsreisende Urlaub.

In a set of short essays I will try to bring your thoughts to Germany.


Ludmila Morozova-Buss
Ludmila Morozova-Buss
LIKE MOST PEOPLE Ludmila's resume is something less than a straight line. In fact it resembles a long country road with many turns, which in this case, is a good thing, as it includes 20+ years of professional experience in a number of different cultures in Europe, Asia, and the Unites States of America. Equipped with an MS in Mathematics, her personal life philosophy and career shifted after two pivotal events, obtaining a Certification in "Banking and Financial Management” at the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Washington, DC and; her first trip to the United States of America in 1996. Sitting in the front row of her life or taking a train in the opposite direction, Ludmila lets U-turns, contrasts and detours bring her thoughts into perspective. As a world traveler the East, West and South influenced and shaped her character and her beliefs along with her professional and human qualities. Tornados and stillness of events. Heat of Tashkent and cold of Moscow. Extremes of fears and tears and joys of finding the only right decisions of Mathematical Analysis problems and looking at the eyes of her beloved children… Ludmila is a Ukrainian native, living in Berlin, Germany. As the World’s news shaker for Europe for centuries, Germany now is the center of attention again. Which is why Ludmila steps into the stream of the news – believing that the facts speak the most precisely and the most convincingly. Her promise is for us all to get to know these facts from her first-hand perspective across Germany. With no political or religious affiliation in Germany, Ludmila’s interests intersect in business strategy, education, technology, entrepreneurship, markets and the rule of law. In this series of short essays, she welcomes everyone’s perception of success.

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