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Design Problem Solving

Having recently found a really great paper on problem solving, I thought I would expand my own thinking around this topic in this blog. Designers are under estimated in this world, even though forward thinkers are the ones than can change it. Designing and planning are always two words I have noticed which have strong congruency. Planning larger works with in the expected confines of what is possible. Its thinking is largely, because of this and that and this, we should do that. Designing however takes far more cognitive load and tries to imagine a solution outside of ...
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December 1, 2016

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Free riders and how they add value

Recently I was looking for a good icon online to represent free riding as economic concept. Unfortunately most of the pictures the internet provided me were of either skiing, riding a bike or motor bike. But I did come across one picture that represented it quite well as represented here. I was curious and came across a blog called a Little Tour in Yellow by Shane Schmidt. He wrote a very intriguing post on the free riding concept from free thoughts I presume he got on the road while being a salesman. In his article he proposes a free riding experiment. Having ...
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November 29, 2016

Harley Davidson and the Value Curve

Having always had a passion for freedom on the road, and being an admirer of Harley and Davidson, I thought there are few topics that could so elaborately explain the innovative cycle within the framework of the value curve as well as the Harley Davidson story. Having recently arrived home in South Africa and been away for nearly 2 years away, I have really missed some of my conveniences, one of these being my own personal motorbike. Lets just say, its not a Harley Davidson but it does have features I rather do enjoy: - decent power - low'ish fuel consumption - ...
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September 23, 2016

Capitalism and our Planet

Having spent the last year and four months in Novosibirsk intensively hunting down possible open start up opportunities while at the same time studying my Masters course, I finally came to the realization that mankind can solve its problems. There are many cause for concerns of course. For example, if you read about high populations in countries such as Bangladesh or India or even Uzbekistan (which has a much higher population density than say it's neighbour Kazakhstan who apparently also like the US, gives out lottery visas), it can be really concerning to see what ...
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February 22, 2016