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
Business Model Canvas is a proven tool used in organizations no matter of their size, industry or sector, or positions we have in our companies. It’s an extremely popular tool, used in start-ups, in large companies, and not least in organizations as is the World Bank. There is one estimation that it has been downloaded … Continue reading
Don Norman was an academic teaching in a department of cognitive science who did not think or call himself a designer. Today he (proudly) calls himself a designer. While he is an academic still he is also a business person with an impact. Presented are his pros and cons of design thinking. Continue reading
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
Scheme by Bill Moggridge explaining innovations, business, technology, people and design thinking. Continue reading
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
What is it that people in the third world really need? How to solve the transportation problem in the third world? Tata has set the right questions and solve the problem of transport with the successful development of the first true low-priced car in the world. Continue reading
What is the difference between being a designer and thinking like a designer?? Is every designer already a design thinker? And how come that everybody could be a design thinker? Where is therefore the role of design as such? Continue reading
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