The Modern Man
50 Secrets of the Modern Man Mr. K doesn’t have it easy. Raised in an analogue age, the father of two finds himself confronted with the numerous challenges of the modern world. He hopes for a little understanding from his family, yet his wife cannot understand why his job takes up so much of his time: she once referred to him as a “Senior Consultant Key Account Something-or-other” in conversation with a perfect stranger at a party. There can be no doubt that he’s made a successful career for himself, and his current position – as he’ll be happy to tell you – is “not too far from the board”. This anchors his life and gives it meaning in an increasingly complex world. This complexity – and how to deal with it – is Mr. K’s topic of reflection on over 50 columns on the central issues of life: where do I come from? Where am I going? And how many bonus miles can I collect on the way?
After studying and training as a journalist in Munich and Washington, and several years at the Stern and Spiegel in Hamburg, Thomas Tuma now works in the editorial department of German business newspaper Handelsblatt. There, he gathers snapshots from the life of the modern man and uses them as the basis for his charming columns. If you have a topic for him, drop him a line: firstname.lastname@example.org. He always looks forward to hearing from you!