Category Archives: Politics

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 […]

The privilege of formulating the problem

Why it pays to break the rules

In 1989 the swedish Norstedts Förlag published the interesting book with the telling title “The Privilege of formulating the Problem”. The key message: the person who is able to define propagate the problem is in pole position to monopilize the discussion and to define the only viable solution. As advantageous this knowledge could be for […]

Please stop the BREXIT – it is high time


Baron Heseltine, former british Tory Minister, about how he feels about the Brexit: “Sad, that my generation betrayed the young generation. Sad that we denied Great Britain`s historic role at the centre of Europe. Sad that we stood down from our position as one of the leading countries of our sort in the world.” The […]