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PARTNER

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CREATING IMPACT

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BUILDING THE ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN

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CONNECTING THE DOTS

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ABOUT

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Just Do It!

If I want to drink some­thing, I do it. If I want to go to bed, I do it. If I want to lis­ten to the music, I do it. If I want to go out for din­ner, I do it. if I want to see my friends, I do it. If I want to play a back­hand top­spin, I do it. If I want to launch a new web­site, I do it. If I want to start a new com­pa­ny, I do it. If I want to avoid insol­ven­cy,

Connecting The Dots

The days between X‑Mas and New Year’s Eve are some­what spe­cial for me: for­mal­ly, I decide not to work, and most part of the day that’s true. But since I have been an entre­pre­neur all my life, there’s no dis­tinct line between busi­ness and non-business, these days pro­vide the time for reflec­tions — how was the past year? — and for thoughts about goals and instru­ments for the approach­ing next year. Most­ly,

Acceptance, joy and enthusiasm

A few days ago I saw a photo of a burn­ing giant 2016 sym­bol on Twit­ter. For many of us there’s no need for expla­na­tion: this year’s major events seem­ing­ly jus­ti­fy to regard 2016 as a lost year. And from each sin­gle even­t’s per­spec­tive that may be true. Alas! Should we real­ly burn 2016? Of course, not. Accep­tance I sug­gest a dif­fer­ent approach: let’s do as the Bud­dhists do. There re three basic approach­es to respond

The Next Big Thing? Neuroplasticity.

I’ve had two per­son­al Eure­ka moments right after anoth­er, just recent­ly. You know these moments: sud­den­ly it’s all crystal-clear — and the main ques­tion is why you just did not real­ize it before. First, for me it’s a fore­gone con­clu­sion that the blockchain is the biggest and most valu­able tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion. If you’re inter­est­ed in that stuff you can find my argu­ment on Datarel­la. On the pri­vate side, I have invest­ed months

New Product Development in the Age of Smart Things

If you’re respon­si­ble for new prod­uct devel­op­ment in your com­pa­ny, you will be famil­iar with the sev­er­al steps of that process. Experts most­ly sep­a­rate the new prod­uct devel­op­ment process into seven or eight steps, start­ing with idea gen­er­a­tion and fin­ish­ing with a post launch review. The fact that more and more things become smart; i.e. they either fea­ture some intel­li­gence or they are con­nect­ed and con­trolled through the IoT, has sig­nif­i­cant

The Big Data Paradigm Shift

The only human being who wants change is a tod­dlers who needs a new dia­per. This bon­mot is espe­cial­ly true if change is fun­da­men­tal, if some­thing sub­stan­tial is chang­ing, if a par­a­digm shifts. Now and then, things, tech­nolo­gies, per­spec­tives change dra­mat­i­cal­ly. If you hap­pen to work in an indus­try expe­ri­enc­ing such a change, con­sid­er your­self for­tu­nate if you can accept or even wel­come it. Many, if not most peo­ple try to pre­vent changes, either

Don“t Quote Buddha, Be Buddha!

Don“t panic — this head­line is much less eso­teric as you might think. It came to my mind today, when I saw many peo­ple mourn­ing the death of musi­cian David Bowie, quot­ing him through­out the day. For this post, David Bowie“s death and the uni­ver­sal reac­tions to it are very well suit­ed to explain my view on quot­ing great men and women: why not rather act­ing like them as quot­ing them?

A New Year’s Resolution For Everybody?

As dis­cussed around the same time last year, New Year’s res­o­lu­tions are not for every­body. Some stick to that con­ven­tion, oth­ers dis­tance them­selves for var­i­ous rea­sons. I’ll share my per­son­al res­o­lu­tion with you and invite you to try it for your­selves, no mat­ter if you are a believ­er or not. When­ev­er I am just say­ing some­thing derog­a­tive about a per­son or a thing I will imme­di­ate­ly pause for a moment and I will not say it. That’s

Changing Perspectives

Today, I learned some­thing impor­tant. In the­o­ry it should be an open secret but real­iz­ing that I can use this insight as a prac­ti­cal tool in every­day’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions was like a Heure­ka for me. It’s about chang­ing per­spec­tives. A few weeks ago, my busi­ness part­ners and I decid­ed to coöper­ate with anoth­er team to joint­ly found a new com­pa­ny. The other team brings in expe­ri­ences and exper­tise in dif­fer­ent areas which would be per­fect­ly com­ple­men­tary to

Let’s Try More Interdisciplinarity!

There are some words which I don’t like at all but which stand for some­thing I like very much. One of those words is inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty. Most def­i­n­i­tions of inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty focus on what it is rather than how it’s per­formed. Klein and Newell refer to inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty as a process, but in a more gen­er­al way: A process of answer­ing a ques­tion, solv­ing a prob­lem, or address­ing a topic that is too broad or com­plex to be dealt with

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