My professional career started in 1979, when I bought 10 chicken from the truck of a traveling salesman and started selling eggs. I still have hens in my garden today.
Later I decided to study economics. The people at the faculty for economics promised me to explain how the economy works and how to make models to explain all the behaviour of the economic subjects.
The professional education ended with a diploma. My first job after diploma was at a recycling company. There I did product development, sales and some organizing. My next station was I went teaching. At first I participated at the booming computer education. In the nineties many felt the need to learn basic computer skills, for example the handling of the mouse. For some time I was dean of the school.
A few years later all the computer schooling was done and I started to teach business administration and economics. Today this kind of training is done at universities, in the early 2000 there were also other vocational schools in Germany who offered business administration and marketing training for aspiring management assistants.
The skills of a market researcher and of a teacher have a lot of intersections. For example a questionaire and a test both want to find out what the researched person and the student knows and fit the results into an evaluation schema.
While teaching I found my true profession and went into market reseach, starting in 2006.
I am still doing market research, happy to provide my clients with valuable information for directing their business.
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