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Christian Kaeser (Siemens, Germany) – on integrating virtual and physical worlds

Episode Summary

<p>Among others we covered the following topics. </p><ul><li>Lobbying the right things only.</li><li>Has Christian made a family tree? Any relations in the family to cheese making? </li><li>Why did Christian go against his father’s (also a lawyer) wish not to study law? And why tax law?</li><li>What makes Christian happy? </li><li>Why Christian hates Twitter and business books?</li><li>Christian told about his podcasting experience (in German) – it is available here: <a href=""></a></li><li>What Siemens products does he have at home?</li><li>What is now going on at Siemens with all the virtual madness – NFTs, virtual currencies, metaverses, AI, robots?</li><li>How does the Russian war in Ukraine impact the work? </li><li>How does ESG affect the business of Siemens?</li><li>WTS international tax network originated from Siemens tax dptm. How does Christian see pros and cons of WTS comparing to Big4s? </li><li>How does a great external tax advisor look like? </li><li>IFA Germany this year is hosting the global congress this September (gathering ~2k tax professionals from around the world). Christian gave us a great teaser for those still considering if to go.</li><li>Of course, there was a short tax related story as well.</li><li>We also spoke about a German village Norderfriedrichskoog, which for some 10 years until 2004 did not apply local business tax. (BTW, if anyone would like to practice longer German words, please have a look at this video of Christoph Waltz Gives Jimmy Fallon a German Words Quiz: <a href=""></a>)</li><li>How much in reality business decisions at Siemens, but also within multinationals in general are taken based on tax incentives or loopholes? </li><li>Does Christian think it’s possible to reform the tax systems so they become really simple? </li><li>And, like all the guests, also Christian gave his version of meaning of life. </li></ul> <br /><br />This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit <a href=""></a>

Episode Notes

Among others we covered the following topics. 

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