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FRIEND

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PARTNER

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CREATING IMPACT

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BUILDING THE ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN

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EXTENDING LIMITS

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CONNECTING THE DOTS

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ABOUT

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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

A Blind Man Should Not Judge Colors

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, such as busi­ness: imag­ine you work in the mar­ket­ing depart­ment and you’ve just come up with some

Finishability

“Fin­isha­bil­i­ty” is a qual­i­ta­tive term that describes the ease of being able to screed and fin­ish con­crete. But you could also use it in other con­texts, such as in com­mu­ni­ca­tion. If you’re equipped with a cer­tain fin­isha­bil­i­ty, peo­ple will lis­ten to you, under­stand you and coöper­ate with you. Think of fin­isha­bil­i­ty as an anti­dote to infor­ma­tion over­load, as the Econ­o­mist’s Tom Standage sug­gests. One of the inte­gral fea­tures of the Inter­net are

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 spe­cif­ic expec­ta­tion regard­ing the reac­tion of your con­ver­sa­tion­al part­ner for a week or so, be it in

Does behavioral data facilitate the next quantum leap in human evolution?

What makes Homo Sapi­ens supe­ri­or to other ani­mals? We are weak­er and slow­er, but our brains are 3–5 times big­ger than those of our near­est species, the Orang Utans. Are the achieve­ments of build­ing the atom­ic bomb or invent­ing the inter­net the main dif­fer­en­tia­tors? Of course not — what makes Homo Sapi­ens supe­ri­or is his abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate and to be social — his cul­tur­al foun­da­tion. About 300,000 years ago,

Data Consciousness — Managing Your Life Line

I am con­vinced that in the next few years, we will run every aspect of our lives in a fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent way than we have done before. We’re going to do that because .… it’s pos­si­ble. We will man­age every aspect of our lives based on our own data which we will be aware of for the first time in his­to­ry. In order to max­i­mize our con­ve­nience in deal­ing with our

If You Understand, You Don’t

Often, I hear peo­ple say to one anoth­er: “Yes, I under­stand.” This phrase can be heard in pri­vate as well as in busi­ness con­ver­sa­tions and every time I ask myself if peo­ple reflect about what they just said. From a neu­ro­log­i­cal per­spec­tive, to under­stand some­thing means to match that with what is already known by a human being. If you tell me that some­thing has hap­pened because the earth moves around the sun, I’ll accept

The unpleasant discusssion

Today, I had a quite strange and unpleas­ant dis­cus­sion. It was about busi­ness strat­e­gy and sales, and the both of us dif­fered quite clear­ly in our views on how to ‘do it right’. I was­n’t in the best mood, and from my per­spec­tive, the other guy behaved in an ego­is­tic, slight­ly arro­gant and self­ish man­ner. He used typ­i­cal killer terms, such as “total­ly clear” or “as I’ve always been say­ing” to under­line his

The Person You Don’t Like

There is this per­son you don’t like. You don’t real­ly know her but she behaves in a way which reminds you of your Latin teacher, she’s this tall, over-dressed, SUV-armed hec­tic house­wife type of a woman and although you cross her paths quite often she does not even to have taken notice of you. We all have at least one or a few indi­vid­u­als we not only ignore but we active­ly dis­like —

From New Year’s Resolutions To New Day’s Resolutions

When it comes to New Year’s Res­o­lu­tions, there gen­er­al­ly are two frac­tions: most of us make their res­o­lu­tions on Decem­ber, 31, and stick to them at least for a few days or weeks. Oth­ers deny any pos­i­tive aspects of these res­o­lu­tions since peo­ple don’t stick to them, any­way. There are numer­ous sci­en­tif­ic approach­es of set­ting goals — even data-driven ones — and some of them even sug­gest that mak­ing res­o­lu­tions could

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