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…

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…

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…

Finishability

“Finishability” is a qualitative term that describes the ease of being able to screed and finish concrete. But you Can also use it in many other contexts, such as communication. If you’re equipped with a certain finishability, people will listen to you, understand you and cooperate with you. Think of finishability as an antidote to…

Dropping Expectations

We tend to start any interaction with our fellow co-humans based on certain expectations. This is true especially for long-term private relationships as well as for business environments. What would happen if we dropped our expectations and interacted without any Interpretation of our counterpart’s reactions? Starting from my personal experiences, I suggest to skip any…

Relevante Nachrichten – oder die Personalisierung der News auf YiGG

Der aktive Nachrichtenkonsum der meisten Deutschen ist durch zwei wesentliche Entscheidungen geprägt: jeder Mensch interessiert sich vorrangig für bestimmte Themen und vertraut dabei auf ausgewählte Nachrichtenquellen. Genau diesen Umstand bilden wir mit dem neuesten Update auf YiGG ab: Zu jeder Nachricht werden in der rechten Spalte die Quelle und die in der Nachricht enthaltenen Themen…

Invisible Cities – The Whereabouts Of Your Social Graph

Invisible Cities from Christian Marc Schmidt on Vimeo. Where do your friends in Facebook, Twitter et al. live in the real life? This fascinating project Invisible Cities of Christian Marc Schnmidt and Liangjie Xia reveal the whereabouts of your social graph.

Internet for Peace Nobel Prize

Das Internet ist Long Tail – diese gesicherte Erkenntnis führt doch immer wieder zu erstaunlichen Ergebnissen. Vor knapp 6 Monaten habe ich ein kurzes Video aufgenommen, in dem ich beschreibe, warum das Internet meiner Meinung nach den Friedensnobelpreis bekommen solle. Dem vorausgegangen waren mehrere Gespräche und ein Treffen mit Riccardo Luna, dem Chefredakteur von Wired…

Slow Media Camp #slow10

"Slow" kann in unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen daherkommen: Die einen kennen den Begriff vom Essen (Slow Food), anderevom Reisen (Slow Travel, CittaSlow) und wieder andere haben sich an San Nadolnys Buch "Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit" erfreut. Gemein ist allen Perspektiven, dass Menschen mit Slow einen Trend anstoßen, der weg von Beschleunigung, Termineffizienzoptimierung und damit gelegentlich einhergehender Oberflächlichkeit…