If there was an internet contest that would honor the ugliest word in the internet, my vote went for the holy, glowing, irritating word "content". Why? Because the use of the word suggerates that any content is good content. The missing proposition tells others that it's dominating and demanding at once. It's perhaps the thing that most of us are afraid when starting out with a fresh and new shiny url. Its heavy weight squeezes us to become smaller and smaller and to finally let us disappear in the eternity of the universe. Let me hang that Democlas (s)word down for you.
Let me take that weigh from your shoulders. Read more
You love to write and to read. You think that knowledge building is the core for human progress. But for you thinking is not enough, you have to work hard, feel the pain of relentless creation of something new, you see yourself rather as a wood chopper chopping pieces of wood than a philosopher in a cave. Read more
One of the first article I read back in my bachelor studies was "Culture and Organizations" from Hofstede published in 1980. The paper has been one of the most frequently quoted articles of the social science literature with almost 25000 citations by now. Three decades ago, Hofstede found out that countries differ regarding individualism, uncertainty avoidance, power distance, masculinity, long-term orientation and indulgence. Read more
Being so important, it's scary how little we actually know about intrinsic motivation. Many don't know that we may be able to manipulate our motivation in order to only do the things we are good at and we are able to excel at. Wouldn't it be great to know how we can intentionally fuel us or others with intrinsic motivating thoughts? Read more
Access is claimed to be by practitioners and scholars the (next) big thing. Instead of owning products, we are increasingly gaining access to it: Be it music streaming (like spotify), movie libraries (like Netflix), having access suggests efficiency, convenience and good value for money. But the sad truth is that the access economy may not be the "social revolution" or "economic game-changer" that many wants it to be. It's just a marketing campaign that will make us pay more and save less. Read more