Theory: Why does the moon not affect our bodies?

I recently had a discussion with a friend. This friend is on the rather esoteric end of the spectrum – which to me is absolutely fine. However, at one point in the discussion, he was talking about alternative healing techniques of the ancient Mayans. I know nothing of the Mayan tradition.…

Term: Product-Market Fit

What does this widely misused term really mean? Recently I have heard the term Product-Market Fit (PMF) thrown around more than enough times, that it made me question if I ever got the concept in the first place. The quick answer is no. The long answer is this article. So…

Theory: Improbable things happen all the time

That a particular specified event or coincidence will occur is very unlikely. That some astonishing unspecified events will occur is certain. That is why remarkable coincidences are noted in hindsight, not predicted with foresight. —David G. MyersScenario 1: You are going out and meet someone new in a bar. Both…

NFT HYPE: The Rise of Cryptomedia

Quick question?Would you own the Mona Lisa even if other people could continue looking at it? You could always sell it – but you, the previous and every future owner must allow public access. Of course, you would! You could make good money off of this. And who wouldn’t…

Term: The Boring Market & Mimetic Theory

We are bored - but the market ain´tEvery time I see an exciting headline, that makes me feel the urge to buy a certain stock I remember the efficient markets hypothesis. The efficient-market hypothesis (EMH) is well known to anyone studying economics – which I have not btw. Nonetheless, the…

(German) Theorie: Die Meme Economy

Facebook ate news media, Twitter ate politics, YouTube eats education, now Reddit eats the market. Wie viele von euch, beobachte ich mit großem Interesse was derzeit im Hinblick auf Gamestop, diversen Hedge Fonds (allen voran Melvin Capital) und r/wallstreetBets passiert. Mein Freund und Gründer des StartUps GetPacked Robbie Bouschery…

(German) Theory: 11 Prinzipien für besseres Denken

Diesmal versuche ich etwas kürzer. Die meisten von euch kennen mit Sicherheit Ockham´s Razor – auch Ockhams Rasiermesser oder das Sparsamkeitsprinzip genannt. Dabei handelt es sich um ein heuristisches Prinzip das es möglichst einfach machen soll, schnell auf die Bildung valider Hypothesen und Theorien zu einem Phänomen zu kommen. Im…

(German) Roam Research: Search & Spaced Repetition

Nur als Notizenapp wäre Roam etwas zu teuer – deshalb ist Roam auch als Datenbank, Wiki, Journal usw. zu verwenden. Einige haben es als ein Excel für das Schreiben von Notizen definiert. Oder aber als Wikipedia für das Schreiben statt Lesen. Nach einer Weile hat man eine große Menge an Informationen…