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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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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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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Flow – The seamless way through life

What the Science of Optimal Experience has to tell us about our daily life, our work and finding purpose. An Introduction. The State of Flow Do you remember the last time you were working on a project and completely immersed in the task? You felt like everything you did just worked out, despite being extremely…

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Single Tasking Life

Why Multitasking is simply self-deception and how to get your stuff done without it. A guide to the Single Tasking Life. Are you currently trying to read this article while having seven other tabs open, a YouTube video running in the background and while trying to answer a text message on your phone? If so, this…

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What is Self-Improvement?

Defending the process of honest self-improvement in a society of comfort. Self-Improvement is a controversial topic. There’s a large bulk of followers ranging from the simple fitness advocate to the almost religious disciple who takes every bit of his life apart in order to optimize it To make it faster, easier and better. At the…

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