Reinhold Karner is one of the most impressive personalities I have ever met in my entrepreneurial life. His unique career, which took him up to the very top and also down to the bottom, made him the perfect coach and sparring partner, in my view. He has shown what true resilience looks like, and this is something every entrepreneur should learn.
Aside from his diverse experiences, it is his network that's truly valuable. There has hardly been an innovative topic for which he did not have the right contacts – most of the time, though, the best connection was himself.
I have benefitted a lot from his inspiration and my latest book on the topic, “Digital Transformation – how to manage the transition as a family business”, would have hardly been possible without his input. I enjoyed working with Reinhold Karner and he is a real highlight for my students!
More details on Prof. Dr. Arnold Weissman: Since 1987 Arnold is a professor of business management, specialised in family businesses and marketing at the OTH University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany - as well as the founder of the International Management Consultants Group Weissman & Cie in Germany (HQ), Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The Weissman Group has been honored by the famous German WirtschaftsWoche magazine with the best-of-consulting award for "best strategy consulting" and with the quality seal "TOP CONSULTANT 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019" for the high level of competence and consulting services for German SMEs. Best Consultants: The German business journal "Brand eins" and Statista (an online market research an BI portal) have awarded the Weissman Group in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 as the best consulting firm in Germany in the domain "Strategy Development". Prof. Dr. Arnold Weissman is also one of the Top 100 of Speakers Excellence. Since 2002 Arnold is also the head of the Strategy Competence Center at the St. Gallen Management Program and a lecturer for the Bosten Business School and the St. Gallen Management Institute.