From the early days of capitalism, when from 1633 the Hollandische Mercurius referred to capitalists as the owners of capital, on to David Ricardo who, in his Principles of Political Economy and Taxation is seen as the one who actually coined the term capitalism, until today: the structure and behavior of the enterprise as the […]Read more "The Enterprise Evolution: From Hierarchichal Institutions To Protocols"
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 […]Read more "Just Do It!"
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 […]Read more "Connecting The Dots"
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 […]Read more "Acceptance, joy and enthusiasm"
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 […]Read more "The next big thing? Neuroplasticity."
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. […]Read more "New Product Development in the Age of Smart Things"
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 […]Read more "The Paradigm Shift"
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 […]Read more "Don”t quote Buddha, be Buddha!"
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 […]Read more "A New Year’s Resolution For Everybody?"
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 cooperate with another team to jointly […]Read more "Changing perspectives"
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 […]Read more "Let’s try more interdisciplinarity – even if the word sucks!"
In countries with a high affinity for soccer, there usually live as many soccer coaches as there are male inhabitants above 6 years. They watch the game and feel inclined as well as empowered not only to criticise but to come up with smashing proposals for enhancement. We find the same behavior in other areas, […]Read more "A blind man should not judge colors"