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Creating the Future

Starting a business has never been easier. The internet is abundant of solid business ideas, methods, strategies, and even step-by-step instructions on how to create a profitable business. Social media is full of people who share how they build a successful business which is earning them six or seven figures. But don’t be fooled.

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Why I am Not Vaccinated

I am not vaccinated against COVID-19. Just five years ago, in a sane and free society, I’d have laughed at myself for feeling obliged writing publicly about such a personal health choice. Unfortunately, our society is not that free anymore. The personal decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine or not ought to be an absolutely free and voluntary choice. Is this really the case?

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Corruption – Solving the World’s Most Important Problem

We see so many problems around the globe. Experts are warning about massive inflation, we see forests burning. The ocean is full of plastic rubbish. The COVID-19 pandemic halted the world economy. The virus and the lockdown measures are costing millions of lives. What role does corruption play, and why is it our world’s most important problem? Which tools can be design to fight corruption once and for all?

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Growing Together – The Secret to Successful Long-Term Relationships?

On Amazon you can find hundreds of thousands of books on relationships, marriage, and sex. Which proves that most people are striving for a successful and fulfilled long-term relationship or marriage with a life-partner. But what exactly is the major factor and the basis for a successful long-term relationship?

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What would happen if all mergers and acquisitions were illegal?

It is a hypothetical question: what impacts would it have if businesses were not allowed to merge with or buy other businesses – including competitors? Do you think this would rather have a positive effect on the worldwide economy and wellbeing or do you think this would have adverse effects – if so which?

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Introducing a Blockchain Based Scientific Publishing Platform

Finding and reading scientific papers is a pain in the ass. I am not a researcher nor a fresh university graduate. I still love to read interesting scientific papers regularly. For me finding and accessing scientific papers was nearly impossible or unaffordable.

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An Overview to all legal company forms in Germany

Company Forms in Germany

Germany is ranked by the World Bank Group on the 17th rank overall when it comes to doing business and on rank 114 when it comes to starting a business. With this post, I would like to introduce the different Germany company forms to you.

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A Beginners Guide To Bitcoin and the Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology are democratizing money. Are cryptocurrencies a threat to the traditional banking system?

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Startup: A Definition

What exactly is a startup? What is the difference between a company and a startup? Is every newly founded company a startup? Recently I was surprised that every newly founded company was called a startup. I asked myself the question of what exactly a startup is. For me, there was a contradiction between how I defined a startup and how some authors and journalists defined a startup. Is a freelancer with his own homepage really a startup? Is a company who wants to produce a few bottles of wine a startup? What follows is my own definition of a startup. I also collected the opinions of a few startup authorities.

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Refugee Entrepreneurs

Refugees are seeking asylum in Europe in large numbers. They are dividing societies and politicians are raging without any facts about possible solutions to solve this crisis. Populism arises in every corner of Europe. People are afraid of the disorganized arrival of millions of migrants and refugees. One thing for sure: Europe needs to enable the integration of accepted refugees by offering high-quality language courses, education, and job training. But what most politicians are overseeing are the possibilities and chances of entrepreneurship.

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Introduction to Bitcoin and the Blockchain

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You believe that you don’t have any use for the term “cryptocurrency”? Well, you probably have. Bitcoin is currently the largest cryptocurrency when it comes to market capitalization and popularity. Now you might say: Yeah, Bitcoin is the thing you use for buying drugs and weapons on the internet. But Bitcoin is much more than an anonymous way to pay digitally. You can see Bitcoin more as a technology which might substantially impact our future – in a pretty positive way.

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Respect and Prosperity: Silicon Valley and Democracy

Entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley are shaping our future. They are building bold new technologies. These technologies range from artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, nano-materials, synthetic biology, to augmented- and virtual reality. These technologies will allow us to make more progress within the next 100 years than ever before in mankind.

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Strategy Formation as a Visionary Process

From a Joke in Silicon Valley to $25.5 Billion

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” Dalai Lama

Entrepreneurs from around the globe seem to base their strategies differently than most business books and business schools teach us. It seems that successful entrepreneurs craft their strategies based on their own mental thoughts, their own intuition, their judgment, wisdom, and experience rather than on strategy-formulation theories you can find in numerous business books.

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Grexit: The Stumbling European Dream

The Vigorous Euro

The last months were new to the European Union and the IMF. Elusive new: closed banks, capital controls, the first IMF default by a developed country, the deficit of a multi-billion-euro bailout, a referendum about creditors’ restructuring plan, discussions about a Grexit, and the penury of the Greek people.