My top-5 performance hacks: rule number one

by Ago Cluytens After 25 years of being heavily into personal development and growth, I have made this my cardinal rule. Ready? Here goes. Spend the first 90 minutes of your day religiously taking care of what matters most. That’s it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Spending the first 90 minutes of your day doing what […]

Swiss pension plans in slightly better shape, but 10.5% short of full coverage

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland’s 3,100 pension plans, of which 90 are public, were in slightly better shape at the end of 2010 than a year earlier, but 10.5 percent of them are not fully covered, and that figure is likely to rise for 2011. The Swiss surveillance body for pensions and foundations says, in its […]

Swiss schools among world’s best for mathematics


Reading results, especially for non-Swiss students, improve sharply since Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss students age 15 are among the world’s elite when it comes to mathematics, the latest Pisa study by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) shows. The average score of 534 is well above those of European countries, and 24 […]

EPFL, U of Lausanne sports research centre gets new home


Services to expand, open to community Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The CSS (Centre sport et santé), a sports performance centre shared by EPFL and the University of Lausanne, will have a new home in 2012. Lausanne architects Krüger and Kazan have been given the mandate to build the CHF11 million new centre, an extension to […]

Givaudan faces brighter year in 2010 after “satisfactory” 2009

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva-based scents and flavours specialist Givaudan says it faces 2010 in good shape, despite lower production, with stocks reduced. Group sales for 2009 totaled close to CHF4 billion, an increase of 1.4% in local currencies and a decrease of 3.1% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year. On a comparable […]

EU agrees to bank bonus restrictions, now goes to G20

European Union leaders, meeting in Brussels Thursday 17 September a week ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, in the US, agreed in principle that the G20 should establish curbs on banks’ bonuses paid to employees. The group has left the details to be worked out at the G20 meeting, agreeing only that there should […]

Theater: Les Misérables

Title: Theater: Les Misérables Location: Lausanne, Vaud Link out: Click here Description: Entirely composed of professionals, 33 actors-singers and 40 musicians, the international cast of Les Misérables will be performing for audiences in Lausanne. Start Date: 11 Sep 2009 End Date: 03 Oct 2009

Country music night in Gstaad

Title: Country music night in Gstaad Location: Gstaad Link out: Click here Description: This is a lot more than ” a little bit country.” This year Kenny Rogers, is the center star of the festival that also promises a bit of Texas in the Alps. Start Date: 11 Sep 2009 End Date: 13 Sep 2009

Theatre in English: Thoroughly modern Millie

Title: Theatre in English: Thoroughly modern Millie Location: Nyon, Vaud Link out: Click here Description: Presented by the Really Youthful Group by permission of Josef Weinberger. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that had all of New York dancing the Charleston. It’s the 1920′s musical that took Broadway by storm! Start Date: 28 Aug 2009 End […]

Geneva Event: Overground festival, electronic music

Title: Geneva Event: Overground festival, electronic music Location: Geneva Link out: Click here Description: Geneva’s love for electronic music continues this summer with one of the last festivals of the season. Start Date: 13 Aug 2009 End Date: 23 Aug 2009