Hi, my name is Beat — pronounced B@ — Schindler. I’m the the author of 8 books about words.
Before I switched to writing about words, I had for 22 years been with the world’s best company to work with, Ken Olsen’s Digital Equipment Corporation. That was followed by 4 years as an independent consultant, helping teams to simplify and reduce the risk of being left behind.
Throughout that time, the money was excellent, the lifestyle a charm, and the travel a constant. But over the long run, it also annihilated me.
It hasn’t always been easy
Throughout my life I’ve worked relentlessly to make it from rags to riches, but then suddenly, on a dark Friday night in February of 2012, I got kicked out of my house, with my possessions in a suitcase, a backpack, and a blue IKEA-shoulder bag.
My prospects appeared bleak and my future dark. But the worst part was that I didn’t understand why me?
When your only options are to get capsized or get over it, you work hard to gain a new perspective, on that I give you my word. It wasn’t easy and the breakthrough — when I saw words for the first time — finally happened only in 2016. Now, hardly a day goes by when I don’t see how far I’ve come since then.
That is the abridged version of who Schindler is.
- Beat Schindler’s newsletter, B@’s perspective, is published at Substack.
- Keep in mind you can always contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org