Category: learnings

How much education is too much?

I am absolutely addicted to absorbing new knowledge. I love studying. I love learning about new ideas from other to include them into my own musings (with or without footnotes. I already have a M.Sc. in European Studies and just finished a Master in Quality Management. Which means I am currently not studying (officially) at … Continue reading How much education is too much?

Cultural stereotypes as assets: structure

[This post is part of the series on navigating stereotypes that are ascribed to me because of my nationality.] In Spain they call German people “cabezas cuadradas” which means approximately “square head”. We are seen as taking everything serious and being very structured both in our way of thinking and in organizing stuff. Maybe, maybe … Continue reading Cultural stereotypes as assets: structure

Don’t confuse the audience

I am currently reading the book "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization" by Lester R. Brown (free download available). I will probably finish the last 10 of a total of 287 pages today (this is excluding the very abundant Notes section). The book describes several strategies on how to reduce carbon emission and climate … Continue reading Don’t confuse the audience

The beauty of clear and plain language

I have said before, that for me language is merely a tool for communication. Switching between many languages daily, I have accepted that they are a means to get my thoughts across without worrying excessively about minor grammar mistakes. As with most of my colleagues I am speaking in a language not our own, I … Continue reading The beauty of clear and plain language

The importance of niche targets

In yesterday's version of the ClickZ E-Marketing Strategies they reposted a column (Sept 21st, 2009) from Robin Neifield, who highlights the advantages of a diversified and adaptable online strategy that is constantly reviewed to ensure the company is able to respond to new market needs and opportunities. Diversification yields several advantages such as easier scalability, … Continue reading The importance of niche targets