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Culture of Repair

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We were just back from our holidays in South Tyrol, the day before yesterday we visited the book-store “Buchladen Lana”, there we bought some souvenirs for the family. In contrast to our usual purchases at Amazon it was a nice ambient and we could take time to get some inspirations and for the look and “feel” of the books. First I didn’t want to buy this interesting book, but then there was quite a long que before the check out and I turned around and took it with me – for under 10€ – a lucky stroke as it turned out.

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Things that gain from disorder

Antifragile – Things that gain from disorder
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Antifragile is a great book with a number of interesting new ideas. The German subtitle means “Instructions for a world we do not understand” .

In one sentence, a fragile glass falls to the ground and shatters – a antifragile glass falls to the ground, doesn’t break and is even getting stronger through this. Other Examples :

Antifragile :

  • Open to unforeseen incidents
  • Estimation of errors, because here they are small and insignificant
  • Tinkering with random Try
  • Taxi drivers,

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Zero-to-One

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Peter Thiel co-founded Paypal, he was born in Frankfurt in 1967 and is now a venture capitalist. His book  Zero-to-One arose from a lecture for start-ups. It is refreshingly different and sometimes delightfully provocative – his tips for startups and other entrepreneurs:

  • Monopolies are good – too much competition is bad
  • Start small
  • Search a market niche  – expand the market later
  • Avoid the competition wherever possible
  • Be 10 times better than what is currently available – in best case
  • Everything happens only once, 

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