About Copernicon

Since ancient times, people assumed that the sun, moon, planets and fixed stars revolved around the earth as a resting center. This geocentric view of the world shaped people's thinking and imagination until the middle of the 16th century.

It was not until 1543 that Nicolaus Copernicus described a heliocentric view of the world, in which the Earth was a planet rotating on its own axis and moving around the Sun like the other planets. This upheaval in human thinking led to the Copernican turn - a caesura that marked the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times.

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Today, we are facing a comparable caesura: the transition to a new age. Rapid technological, social and climatic developments are leading to an increasingly complex, dynamic and networked world. For companies, it means adapting to these developments or perishing. In many organizations, however, a kind of geocentric world still prevails - everything revolves around the company, its interests, and its products and services. Offers and services for customers are developed from an internal perspective and determined by rigid processes and a corporate culture and mindset that changes only slowly.

«As a freelance strategy and innovation consultant, my mission is to help companies and organizations achieve a heliocentric worldview in which every employee focuses on finding the best possible solutions to their customers' challenges as the center of their actions.»

Perhaps you figured it out yourself - Copernicus was not only an inspiring personality, but is also the namesake of Copernicon. It is an artificial word from Copernicus and Consulting and thus represents both the mission and the service for you. Contact me for an initial consultation or find out in the next section what makes my consulting services to most others.

Why Copernicon?

There are many management consultants. That's why I'll give you three reasons why you should talk to me about your concerns. 

1. Einzigartiges Vorgehen und Methodik

Ich kombiniere die klassische Strategieentwicklung mit innovativen Methoden aus dem Design Thinking. Dabei stelle ich jederzeit die zu erledigenden Aufgaben (Jobs) Ihrer Kunden in das Zentrum. So gewinnen Sie einen langfristigen Fixstern für die Weiterentwicklung Ihres Unternehmens und Ihre Mitarbeiter können stets klare Zielsetzungen ableiten.

2. Langjährige, praktische Erfahrung 

Profitieren Sie von meinen über 25 Jahren Berufserfahrung in allen Schritten der erfolgreichen, digitalen Wertschöpfung! Von der Erhebung der Bedürfnisse der Kunden zur Entwicklung einer Strategie, bis hin zur Konzeption, Umsetzung und dem Betrieb entsprechender Lösungen. Und dabei stets den Kunden im Fokus, anstatt vorwiegend technischer Konzepte. 

3. Vollständig digital für verteilte Teams

Sämtliche meiner Leistungen sind für die digitale Zusammenarbeit konzipiert. Dadurch erhöhen sich nicht nur die Flexibilität und Effizienz unserer Zusammenarbeit. Sondern wir tragen der aktuellen COVID-19 Situation Rechnung und verringern durch obsolete Reisen sowohl Ihre Kosten, als auch unseren ökologischen Fussabdruck.    

If you would like to get more detailed information about my professional career, I invite you to have a look at my Linkedin profile. Or contact me if you still have questions about this. Otherwise, I'll be happy to explain the performance principles I work by in the next section. 


What can you expect from me

As a freelance consultant for strategy and innovation, I develop customer-centered and successful solutions for your customers' problems with you and your team. You can rely on the following three performance principles in our cooperation.


One of your greatest challenges as a leader is making the right decisions every day in a rapidly changing business environment. In a consulting project with Copernicon, we reduce the complexity and you gain the necessary clarity for your corporate goals as well as the needs of your customers. In this way you can clearly determine the future course of your company or project and thus remain successful in the long term.

Did you get the impression that these performance principles would help you with your problem? Then contact me for a non-binding initial consultation. Or you can find out a little more about my other commitments in the next section.


Further engagements

Guest Lecturer in the CAS "Customer Experience Mangement".

As a guest lecturer at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, I teach the students of the CAS Customer Experience Management the basics of JTBD theory as well as the practical application in strategy and product development.


Lectures & Workshops

At various events and (digital) conferences, I speak on the topics of customer experience and strategy, and conduct practical workshops on the application of Jobs-to-be-done.

JTBD Zurich Meetup

On the topic of jobs-to-be-done I organize regular meetups in Zurich, but during COVID-19 only remotely. Get an impression in the following video. And maybe I can welcome you there in person? If you are interested, please visit the Meetup page.


Let's get into a conversation!

Have I aroused your interest? Write me a short message about the challenge you are currently facing. I will contact you immediately and we will discuss in a non-binding initial meeting whether and how I can best support you.


I look forward to our conversation!

Andreas von Criegern