Recently a colleague asked me about Genetic Fractals. That surprised me because I don’t really talk about this stuff at work. As it turned out, he didn’t ask me about Genetic Fractals but I misunderstood a tangential reference to TED and I launched into a lecture on my theories of genetic fractals as a Theory of Everything starting from the creation of the universe. Continue reading The end of it all
Every year for one week in spring, I feel guilty. It is that week when the cherry trees blossom. This is when nature’s colour palette is upside down; leaves appear yo be blushing pink, bridal white, fireworks yellow or even electric green. No matter where I am, birds forget that singing is from 5:00 to 8:00 AM and they continue well into the afternoon. Continue reading Pink snow
Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (1768-1830) is one of my heroes. Join me back in 1994 during a lonely nightshift in the control room of the LEAR antiproton decelerator at CERN.
Continue reading Joseph Fourier and the Creation Equation
One year ago, on a flight back from Tokyo to Geneva I watched Julia & Julia. It was 3 days before I was closing the doors of the failed company I had been running for 3 years and I had nothing lined up. I was unemployed.
So I started a blog. Continue reading OMG, one year!?
Recently I watched a BBC programme “Visions of the future” on YouTube. One scene that stopped me in my mental tracks was of a young woman who described herself as an introverted history student and who admitted that she much preferred living in World of Warcraft where she was recognized by her online buddies as outgoing and extroverted. Continue reading Desiring a second rate life
As I am currently developing a new product, I can see it in my mind’s eye in all its simplicity. It breathes quiet and ease; it will make us feel good. But as I develop the bits & pieces, it appears that the complexity behind the scenes is ever increasing. It is almost getting out of hand. Continue reading The mother of simplicity
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by change. I might even admit that I am a “Change Junky”. I need a regular dose and will resort to extreme measures to get it. Generally I have a good look where I’m going and then I turn the other way. New experience is my rush. Continue reading Change is not the only constant
I was re-reading Herminia Ibarra’s “Working Identity”, a book on unconventional but real-worldly strategies for career reinvention when I came across an interesting quote from Richard Pascale:
Adults are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking than to think their way into a new way of acting.
As the hammering rain locked us indoors in the awful night, the rumble of thunder became a continuous roar. Lightning flashes projected spooky shadows and homo sapiens cowered under its summer quilts, trying to recall forgotten gods. Continue reading Homo Predigitalis
Taking Alan Watts’ advice that occasionally we should shut up and just listen I took myself for a walk in the Jura mountains. Such walks combine stunning scenery, physical exhaustion and mental quietude. Perfect for the overheated mind. Continue reading Lost in the hills