About Birds, Sex – and why Failure is good for Business and Petroleum Exploration

In this paper, we will explain how biological systems and businesses are similar in the way they behave and evolve. We will then argue that a good measure of fuzziness, serendipity, uncertainty is beneficial for biological evolution and business. We will then discuss why serendipity (explained be­low) is an integral part of evolution. We will […]

Ein Kommentar zum G20 Gipfel in Hamburg, Juli 2017

Es wäre ja so schön, wenn aller Protest in dieser Welt friedlich, gewaltfrei und effektiv wäre. Wir denken dabei meist an den dürren Inder, der damals mit runder Nickelbrille und mit einfachen Baumwollkleidern herumsaß und die Engländer ärgert, und auf diese Weise – so die Überlieferung – sein Land, Indien, zur Selbstbestimmung führte und so […]

Big Brother (and others) are watching You

It is disturbing  what others know about us. Recently, BBC reported a data leakage of information “… from personal details, the data also contained citizens’ suspected religious affiliations, ethnicities and political biases, such as where they stood on controversial topics like gun control, the right to abortion and stem cell research”. Reportedly, the data cache leaked […]

Things that come in pairs….

It is not surprising for us to see thing coming in pairs, men and women, plus and minus and so forth. And there are more: Cats or Dogs Microsoft or Mac Tea or Coffee Nikon or Canon Fender or Les Paul Day or Night iPhone or Android AC or DC Why? It is an interesting […]