Japan, nation in the shell

Japan has been used to the existence of robots and artificial intelligence in society for years. There is a long cultural legacy of humans dealing with robots, and vice versa, not only in the…


The Eastern Creative Process

The significant difference between the Western and Eastern worldview is basically that we see everything in a dualistic way, while in the east everything is seen as one. An all encompassing,…


The Western creative process

Creativity has been studied from even more disparate angles over a much longer time period than automation or technology. It has been called a research backwater that mostly produced scattered…


The Chinese Renaissance

Thoughts on a lecture by David Gosset The Chinese are re-emerging – Confucius is back – Industry 4.0 – How to be more Chinese Another master of storytelling, David Gosset, brought…


Andy Sandoz speaks

During one of the Berlin School residencies we had Andy Sandoz as guest speaker. A public talk at Scholz & Friends in Berlin Mitte was followed by a more intimate workshop the day after. London…


A Critical Reflection on Chinese Business & Society

Chinese science and technology stagnated – Latour’s visualization and cognition The Chinese are used to do everything within a framework. Confucianism, the empire, communism, the Chinese…


What the Chinese Want

Doctoroff’s dualism a contradiction – a pig farmer I didn’t understand There’s freedom within a framework, tells Tom Doctoroff us with forceful voice. Stability is good, the absolute good even,…


Collaborative value creation

“Cela se dit par chacun selon sa force; je l’ay si bien perdue que je ne sçay ce que j’ay voulu dire: et l’a l’estranger descouverte par fois avant moy.”* Michel…


The secret history of Silicon Valley

To meet serial-entrepreneur Steve Blank at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View was unreal. Blank is known amongst entrepreneurs and students as one of the “The Godfathers of Silicon…


Find your inner misfit

The Misfit Economy proposes 5 steps to unleash your inner misfit. During the Summer 2015 EMBA module in Berlin we had the chance to join a public lecture with Alexa Clay organized by the Berlin…