Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of decisions
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Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of decisions

Recently I was invited to apply for the PhD project ‘Decision making in the software design process’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

In order to prepare for the possible second round of interview for the job, I’ll write my reviews of three books from the decision theory list – of the The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and that of Thinking, Fast and Slow with Daniel Kahneman.

Not least, I’ll also write a short review of the book Alan Turing: Enigma. Continue reading

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What can you as a blogger learn from business model innovation?
Blogroll / Business models / Design thinking

What can you as a blogger learn from business model innovation?

Story about successful business model innovation on the case of Alexander Osterwalder book Business Model Generation. The idea how to design your business model even if you have literally no resources. Always prototype your business model with at least one partner, set up a strict time lime for one business model design iteration, and most importantly never write on the business model canvas itself. Continue reading

Why can children be better at building a tower (or business model) as directors?
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Why can children be better at building a tower (or business model) as directors?

How is it possible that children, who have just completed kindergarten are able to build a tower higher than students of business schools? In the game, everything is possible. Very popular game “spaghetti challenge” shows the value and importance of prototypes, which are a key components of design thinking. Continue reading

Book Reviews > The Element: A New View of Human Capacity
Design thinking / goodreads reviews

Book Reviews > The Element: A New View of Human Capacity

Ken Robinson in the book The Element: A New View of Human Capacity by Ken Robinson explains that lucky people tend to: + maximize chance opportunities; + listen to their intuition; + expect to be lucky; + have an attitude that allows them to turn bad luck to good; + know how they are intelligent. But, to find their element lucky people had to overcome their personal, social, and cultural “circles of constraints”. Continue reading