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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.