The Beauty Of Snow

During winter, it sometimes snows in Germany, even in climate change-raddled 21st century. In the first weeks of January 2019, we are experiencing heavy snowfalls – a weather condition that results in a variety of effects, from the impossibility to bike to work, over flight cancellations or accidents. to snowball fights and deep powder skiing….

Bridging The Gap

Yesterday over lunch, we discussed the libertarian notion of essentially getting rid of legacy complexity, such as legislation, regulation, etc. Some of the early proponents and creators of crypto currencies have expressed libertarian world views by trying to leave the monetary system of central banks and hand over the power of money creation to the…

Beyond Logic

At school, I was never good in maths. At the university, I was interested in statistics, but only marginally. Honestly, I started tu learn about the beauty of maths many years later, when working with more intelligent people than me who understand computers and data, in general.  After I started working on Blockchain and other…

Change Agents

A change agent is a person from inside or outside the organisation who helps an organisation transform itself by focusing on such matters as organisational effectiveness, improvement, and development. This is, what the dictionary says. For me, change agents are everywhere, and always behind the next corner. My behaviour could be defined as my actions…

Predecentralism

At the beginning of 2019, none of the new theories and labels for the era after postmodernism, which itself seems to have come to an end, have so far gained widespread acceptance. Post-postmodernism, trans-postmodernism, post-millennialism, pseudo-modernism. digimodernism or metamodernism are some of the attempts to find an appropriate label for the times we are living…

The Meaning Of Life

Speaking in your mother tongue doesn‘t stress you at all, while having a conversation in another language might result in hard mental work. Even if you are fluent, let‘s say, in french, it most probably requires a significant effort to produce the melodious timbre of a Parisian. Whereas we have internalized and synchronized our native…

Don‘t Resist, Don‘t Judge, Don‘t Inhere!

Today, I stumbled upon this interview with molecular-biologist-turned-buddhist-monk, Matthieu Ricard (in German). A few years ago, I listened to his famous Altruism and although my favorite way of meditation is not focusing on a specific topic, s.a. love, or altruism, but trying not to think at all, I’m absolutely convinced by his general approaci of…

The Enterprise Evolution: From Hierarchichal Institutions To Protocols

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

The 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…

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…

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…