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Success Stories

Inspiring stories of individuals who ditched their safe, old lives and took risky journeys of self-discovery that ultimately led to financial independence. Daring to change was only the first challenge.

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Gabriela Manser – Entrepreneur

Released on 05. Jan. 2015

Gabriela Manser’s creativity was already evident as a child. When the time came to take over her father’s small mineral water business, she needed not a little courage. The results are now in and Manser’s reign has been a resounding success.

gabriela_manser_enterpreneur.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 11.8 MB

Daniel Frei – Entrepreneur with Tibits

Released on 24. Nov. 2014

Daniel Frei had an idea: to take the fringe vegetarian restaurant sector to a new level of style, convenience and global diversity. This idea has been successfully transformed into a robust business, with five locations feeding over 6000 guests per day.

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Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 8.5 MB

Barbara Artmann – Entrepreneur

Released on 27. Oct. 2014

Well established in her career, Barbara Artmann still felt something was missing. She didn’t know what she was looking for but decided to quit her job. This video shows how she became an entrepreneur and why she would choose the same path again.

barbara_artmann_en.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 12.2 MB

Andrea Pfeifer – Biotechnologist

Released on 29. Sep. 2014

Challenges came early in Andrea Pfeifer’s life: both her parents suffered from chronic diseases. She grounded AC Immune in 2003 with the aim of developing medications to combat Alzheimer's. She is pursuing her dream with discipline and passion.

andrea_pfeifer_en.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 9.9 MB

Pius Notter – Garden Architect

Released on 02. Sep. 2014

Pius Notter began as a baker’s apprentice, later worked in the insurance business. But his heart lay in the clean beauty of the mountains, where he went to relax. Today, he is recognized around the world as a master of garden design.

pius_notter_eng.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 12.5 MB

Susanne Schanz – Entrepreneur in Catering

Released on 04. Aug. 2014

After her degree in food science, Susanne Schanz had the idea to start a gourmet catering service delivering fine meals to clients’ homes. With little in the way of money, but with plenty of energy, she set off to realize her dream.

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Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 9.8 MB

Roman Tschäppeler – Kaospilot and Idea Producer

Released on 02. Jul. 2014

Roman Tschäppeler was looking for a job but after a stream of rejections, it hit him: “I don’t need a job; I need ideas!” This video shows that unorthodox ideas may lead to success. “When my work feels like a hobby, then I know I’m succeeding.”

10_Roman_Tschaeppler_en.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 9.5 MB

Peter Koenig – Money Teacher

Released on 02. Jun. 2014

Wealth came early to Peter Koenig. At 30 he asked himself if money really was his goal. Today, he makes his living lecturing on the meaning of money. This video shows why participants are willing to pay a good salary for this kind of lecturing.

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Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 6.1 MB

Peter Dettwiler – Herbs and Tea Merchant

Released on 05. May. 2014

Peter Dettwiler enjoyed a comfortable life, but when his son had an accident he had to change. He quit his job. Having eczema, he was always on the lookout for products to relieve the symptoms. Without realizing it, he was on the road to business success.

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Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 7.6 MB

Hansjörg Hinrichs, from teacher to South-Seas travel agent

Released on 03. Apr. 2014

Hinrichs enjoyed a comfortable life, but he wanted to discover new worlds. He discovered realms of unimaginable beauty and came to understand himself far better than his earlier life had allowed. Today he owns a leading travel agency arranging journeys to the South Seas.

hansjoerg_hinrichs_teacher.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 8.9 MB

Gabriella Baumann-von Arx – Publisher Wörterseh-Verlag

Released on 06. Mar. 2014

Gabriella Baumann founded her own publishing house, which has gone on to produce bestsellers all following the owner’s trusted formula: tell a good story about real people who meet life’s challenges with courage and dignity.

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Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 12.1 MB

Ernst Oppliger – Paper Cutter

Released on 03. Jan. 2014

Ernst Oppliger had inherited a deep appreciation of Swiss folk art from his father and he wanted to work in the venerable medium of paper-cutting. His work has been exhibited, and sold, around the world, enabling him to live the life he always wanted.

ernst_oppliger_paper_cutter_SD.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 9.2 MB

Cornelius Robin – Entrepreneur with Switcher

Released on 12. Dec. 2013

Robin Cornelius had produced and sold a few cotton T-shirts and he thought maybe he could develop this line of business. Over 30 years later, the market has proven him right. Switcher's success confirms that strong values matter in business.

cornelius_robin_enterpreneur_switcher_SD.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 9.7 MB

Christian Wenk – Physician and Concert Pianist

Released on 11. Dec. 2013

Christian Wenk was concert pianist, physician and national champion in duathletics. A bicycle accident left much of his body paralyzed. He says: “If you want to push back boundaries, you must be courageous enough to accept the possibility of failure."

christian_wenk_physician_SD.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 10.4 MB

Andy Keel – Entrepreneur

Released on 10. Dec. 2013

Andy Keel was a successful banker but something was missing. He quit and became a stay-at-home dad. He developed an employment agency for part-time workers. Rewarding work and ample time for family – Andy Keel has achieved the success on his own terms.

andy_keel_enterpreneur_SD.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 6.7 MB

Art Furrer – Skiing Acrobat

Released on 06. Dec. 2013

Art Furrer taught skiing to tourists, showing tourists that skiing was fun, not just the rigid application of rules. But the Swiss ski instructors’ association took away his license. He emigrated to America and returned as a wealthy man.

art_furrer_skiing_acrobat_SD.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 14.3 MB

Introduction Success Stories

Released on 06. Dec. 2013

How to achieve entrepreneurial success? The MoneyMuseum has created a series of short videos that trace the often-bumpy path to success of 16 entrepreneurs.

0_Introduction_to_ourSuccessStories.mp4

Filetype: mp4 | Filesize: 82.9 MB

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