As modern men, we always talk loudly about equality and demand action, but we easily overlook the fact that we should start with ourselves. Ashamedly, I had to realize this when the book The Authority Gap by Mary Ann Sieghart … Continue reading My Year of Reading Non-Fiction by Female Authors
In the latest podcast of the German agency for leap innovations SPRIN-D, the German quantum physicist Wolfgang Schleich told an anecdote on the occasion of a reception in Stockholm at the Nobel Prize ceremony. Sitting at the table next to … Continue reading Garage Start-up Versus Garage Use Ordinance
Some things have gone wrong in the European Union, others well, since the pandemic has taken hold of the world. But what has become clear for some months now is the degree of incompetence of the European authorities and local … Continue reading COVID: No, the EU is not ‘too nice’, it just doesn’t think in terms of ‘First Principles’.
Like many other companies in the transportation and travel industry, Germany’s flagship airline Lufthansa is struggling with the COVID 19 pandemic and the curfew and border closures that have been imposed. While the company was still doing well at the beginning of the year, it has turned into a restructuring case in just a few months (through no fault of its own). The collapsed stock market valuation forced the DAX to replace Lufthansa with another company, and this one is – Deutsche Wohnen. Deutsche Wohnen is currently valued at €14.6 billion, while Lufthansa only managed €5.2 billion, half of what … Continue reading DAX and the Innovation Dilemma: When Deutsche Wohnen Replaces Lufthansa
Experts and futurists love telling what the future will bring. Often a lot of money is made with those predictions, but they rarely become reality. We still have no flying cars, but 140 character tweets, as the investor Peter Thiel … Continue reading Foresight Thinking: A Thinking in Signals, Shifts, and Exponential Curves
When I came to the Silicon Valley in 2001, I was this over-confident PhD from Austria, having worked in Germany, and just not having an all too positive view on the knowledge of my US colleagues. I was dismissive, negative, … Continue reading Words That Kill Innovation