As a native of Baden-Württemberg, I was already confronted in my lectures with what was then the biggest accounting scandal of the Baden-based company “Flowtex”. My interest in balance sheet manipulation was aroused, because in addition to numbers, I also love exciting thrillers. I founded my first company parallel to my doctorate in order to finance it. This required from me not only creativity and pragmatism, but above all “getting down to business”. I don’t beat around the bush, but look for pragmatic solutions that can be implemented quickly. Because in every crisis there is always an opportunity. Sometimes it just requires a little creativity and courage to tackle and implement things.