“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” – Sherlock Holmes

From Netflix´s Enola Holmes, BBC´s Sherlock with Benedict Cumberpatch, to the third instalment of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes remains one of the most beloved fictional characters of pop culture. I was always fascinated by the seemingly unsolvable complex crimes Sherlock Holmes easily untangled by the end … Continue reading “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” – Sherlock Holmes

Reducing Zoom Fatigue

During the past year, I noticed certain psychological effects, like feeling tired or uncomfortable from the increased use of Zoom in meetings and lectures. Researching online if others experienced the same, I stumbled across a paper on “Zoom Fatigue”. The term describes “nonverbal overload as a potential cause for fatigue, and provides four arguments outlining … Continue reading Reducing Zoom Fatigue

No way back?

Look down at your keyboard most likely you will see: QWERTZ. Our standard order of letters was necessary in the mechanical set up of typewriters. However, it never got questioned or changed in our digital age. This is an example path dependence. Path dependence is a methaporical description of an organizational phenomena that leads to … Continue reading No way back?

Deliberate practice – PEAK (Book review)

The idea of improving yourself is probably as old as human consciousness itself. In Aristotelian ethics, the term eudaimonia represented the notion of finding true happiness by flourishing through rational activity performed virtuously (Duignan, 2019). To optimize this process, writers developed more and more concepts and guides in psychology and popular self-help literature in recent … Continue reading Deliberate practice – PEAK (Book review)

What to do in a VUCA world?

Fast-changing periods have always existed in global history however challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic but also climate change or digitalization make us face a more VUCA world than ever before. Copyright Jeroen Kraaijenbrink The acronomy VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) was developed in the US Army to prepare future generals for their challenging work … Continue reading What to do in a VUCA world?

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Paul_Gauguin_-_D%27ou_venons-nous.jpg D'où venons-nous ? Que sommes-nous ? Où allons-nous ?, Paul Gauguin With my first post, I want to go to the beginning of everything. Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? These three questions summarize pretty much everything that we as conscious animals have to struggle with. I found this masterpiece by … Continue reading Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?