Podcast Reviews – My best of

Along with the podcast on information diet I want to give you a quick overview over some of the podcasts that I listen to, in order to enable you to pick the one that best suits you. As always, these are my choices and might not reflect your interests. There are tons of podcasts out…

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The Information Diet

How an unorthodox strategy from productivity management might help not only you, but the whole society. The political side Our constant exposure to social media and digital communication platforms is overloading us with meaningless input. New pictures, articles and information appear every second on our smartphones, computers and newspapers. Being up to date requires our constant…

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The Rationality Mafia

How Kahneman, Tversky, Taleb and others change the way we think about rationality and what it actually means in light of modern cognitive psychology. What comes to mind, when you hear rationality? Who comes to mind, when you hear rational? For most of us, the rational is the counterpart of the emotional, the rational is…

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On Training and Education

How we spoil our youth by putting them through a school system that is based on training. What do you think about when you read the word education? Is it university or school? Is it private or in teams? Is it structured or explorative? You see, there are distinctions to be made. Here I want…

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History of an Idea

Why is it, that among all the social systems humankind lived through we thrived the most under the controversial conditions of capitalism? I think the reason for the success of this system lies in its evolution over hundreds of years. From the traders on the markets of Jerusalem to the bankers in the hundredth floor…

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Competition is for losers – Peter Thiel

How monopolies will shape the future and why it is not so bad after all. Concept II — On Monopolies and unnecessary struggles. Constant competition is what keeps our markets healthy and functional, right? Thus, good and innovative businesses grow out of exactly these circumstances, which demand continuous progress, right? I doubt it. And I’ll tell you why….

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Zero to One — lessons from Peter Thiel

Conceptualised summary of the core ideas and a progressive expansion and application of the lessons from Peter Thiel. In his book “Zero to One” Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and more recently Palantir, brings up a few concepts regarding business, the economy and life, that I perceived as so profoundly true, that I would like to…

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Deep Work  –  or how to work effectively

How to get truly valuable work done and how to start enjoying it. If you want to be successful at work or in your studies, you’ll inevitably have to do some ‘hard’ work. Now everybody knows these types of things that are demanding and mentally strenuous. Tasks that can only be performed in a state of…

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Deep Work – Effektiv Arbeiten und lernen

Wie man wirklich wertvolle Arbeit verrichtet und beginnt, es zu genießen. Will man bei seiner Arbeit oder im Studium erfolgreich sein, so muss man unweigerlich gewisse ‘schwere’ Aufgaben erfüllen. Jeder kennt diese Dinge, die fordernd und mental anstrengend scheinen, die wir nur im Zustand höchster Konzentration ausführen können und die unsere Aufmerksamkeit vollkommen einnehmen. Meistens ist…

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The Power of Reading

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler Some thoughts on the transformative power of reading, it’s implementation and it’s use. I am sure you’ve heard it a few times already:…

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