Category Archives: Philosophy

Winter Solstice 2020

Mountains and red sky

Our ancestors celebrated a great festival in these days thousands of years ago. Months of darkness and hardship lay behind them. Mead, wine and brandy flowed in streams, there was feasting, laughter and dancing. The winter solstice was not only an astronomically significant event, but half of the hard time was over, the nights became […]

Two black swans

Black swans

Black swans, they exist. Nicholas Nassim Taleb has coined this brilliant metaphor for catastrophes, the frequency of which we dramatically underestimate and which we do not see coming. And sometimes there are two of them. (As a good doctor once told me: “You can have the plague and cholera at the same time”). As difficult […]