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Emerging Insights, 14 December 2023


“Life is finite, really a flash in the pan on a galactic time scale. But if we expand the scope and scale of consciousness, then we are better able to figure out what questions to ask about the answer that is the universe.” Elon Musk

As Elon Musk wisely puts it, life is a finite flash, but our capacity for consciousness allows us to explore the universe of questions. In that spirit, I invite you on a journey with my new book, “think less. see clearer. lead wiser – VANTAGE POINT: cutting through the bullsh*t of a complex world.”

Join me in building a pathway of insight before people and organisations are ready, just as pioneers did with the Semmering Railway.

🌄 Pioneering Perspectives: Building Tracks Before the Train

In the picturesque landscapes between Austria and Italy, nestled in the heart of the Alps, there lies a testament to human vision and determination – the Semmering Railway. A marvel that defied the rugged terrain, this railway stands as a symbol of foresight, courage, and the belief in a future yet to unfold.

“Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over the Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.”

These were the words of Martini, a character from the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” as he shared a story of audacity and innovation. The Semmering Railway, completed in 1854, was an engineering masterpiece that dared to build tracks before a train even existed to traverse them.

Imagine the audacity of those visionaries who undertook this venture. The builders of the Semmering Railway didn’t wait for the perfect locomotive to conquer the steep ascents; they laid the tracks, pioneering a path for a future they believed in.

Similarly, in the world of leadership, my new book echoes this pioneering spirit. In an era defined by complexity, the book encourages leaders to lay the tracks for a new mindset and consciousness, a fresh perspective on leadership that transcends the conventional.

Much like the Semmering Railway, where the steep climb demanded the invention of the Engerth locomotive, today’s leadership challenges necessitate a new approach. “VANTAGE POINT” invites leaders to think less, see clearer, and lead wiser by embracing a quiet mind – a mindset of higher level awareness that anticipates the challenges and opportunities of our turbulent and complex business environment.

As the Semmering Railway connected Vienna and Venice, “VANTAGE POINT” aims to connect leaders with a game-changing perspective, allowing them to cut through the noise, shift their focus from problem-solving to creation, and lead with greater insight and influence. It’s about laying the tracks for a leadership journey that empowers individuals, fosters self-organising cultures,  and contributes to a transformative, healthier, and more sustainable future.

The Semmering Railway, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands as a tribute to innovation. Similarly, “VANTAGE POINT” invites leaders to embark on a transformative journey, recognising that the tracks laid today are the foundation for a better tomorrow.

Embrace the potential of “VANTAGE POINT” and step into a leadership realm that pioneers wisdom and transformation in the complex world we navigate.

“Mike Schwarzer’s book, ‘VANTAGE POINT: cutting through the bullsh*t of a complex world,’ serves as both the torch and compass that illuminate the way and guide us as we step into uncharted territory, embark on new explorations, and pioneer innovative paths.
Gabriella Sprott, Director & Co-Founder @ ShowMe Exchange, Australia


VANTAGE POINT’s essence lies in preparing leaders for the unfolding challenges and future developments, not just in the realm of AI, but also in all the contributing factors that shape our complex world. It’s about elevating human consciousness, transcending the limitations of our ego-minds, and giving us hope to make our world a better place.


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Let’s lay the tracks before the train arrives! 🚂✨

To your best




About Mike Schwarzer

Mike is a Transformation Professional and Learning Leader who is passionate about helping leaders and organisations to solve the problems that they have not been able to solve elsewhere.

He works with the underlying mental, behavioural and deeper innate dynamics that drive people’s and organisations’ thinking and actions. He creates and holds the space where they learn how to tap into their inner and outer capabilities in transformational ways and lift their perceptual abilities to see their world, its problems and emerging solutions with fresh eyes.

At the organisational level, Mike’s approach challenges the status quo and hierarchical thinking. He takes you into the world of living ‘open & adaptive’ systems and their self-organising nature. From there you will be able to create a workplace culture that naturally draws from the collective wisdom of all its people and that is highly adaptable to the changing winds of a complex world.

For more information about Mike visit www.mikeschwarzer.com.