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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Design thinking: a useful myth or essential tool?
Blogroll / Business models / Design thinking

Design thinking: a useful myth or essential tool?

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

Workshop: Business Model Design Wien [completed]
September 15th-16th, 2014

Workshop: Business Model Design Wien [completed]

The Business model design workshop is a must for everybody who would like to evolve with a tool co-designed by 470 authors from 45 states. We will connect design thinking with business model innovation and instil the language of business model design into your vocabulary and day-to-day operations.

In only one day you’ll learn why never to write down on the Business Model Canvas, what is the backbone of your business model, and not least where are the biggest reserves of your business model. ere are the biggest reserves of your business model. The second day is the MasterClass for all who wish to dig deeper into business model design. Continue reading

Why are the design innovations highly successful? Nintendo example
Blogroll / Business models / Design innovations

Why are the design innovations highly successful? Nintendo example

Design and innovation go hand in hand with the financial performance of organizations. Confirmed in the report from the UK’s Design Council that design oriented firms in all kinds of industries have outperformed their more-traditional peers. A short example of this is presented with Nintendo’s focus on design and creativity of Wii rather than classical research and development. Continue reading

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

How insurgent organizations capture added, thick and sustainable values? Public presentation
Business models / Design thinking / Events, conferences, workshops

How insurgent organizations capture added, thick and sustainable values? Public presentation

On May 17, 2012 from 9:30 AM till 11:00 AM I’m giving a public presentation titled: How insurgent organizations capture added, thick and sustainable values? Why should you come to this presentation? Because you will find out: why insurgent organizations create not only thick but sustainable value? why every industry including yours need to know … Continue reading

Brand Perfect Tour in Hamburg
Blogroll / Events, conferences, workshops

Brand Perfect Tour in Hamburg

Will be taking place in Hamburg at 14. of June 2011. Under the slogan: Think Thank&Design Master Classes. Get INVOLVED! It is a gathering for brand managers, designers and developers. There will be exchange of strategies and technologies, joint by brand consistency in digital all around us. That’s the promise. I’ll report what actually happened. … Continue reading