Monthly Archives: January 2011

What makes (professional) athletes so special?

One thing I recently thought about is what makes the “athletic profession” so special compared to other professions like software engineers, actuaries, plumbers, stock brokers, etc. Athletes at a professional level have their sport as their work, that is, they … Continue reading

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Does good design cost more or can we get it “for free”?

On a recent trip to France I noticed some extremely ugly concrete lamp posts and thought to myself – would common things like lamp posts be more expensive to manufacture if they were well designed or could our world actually … Continue reading

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Is it possible to create a “working for yourself” environment inside a compay?

I think people who run their own businesses or have a hobby always feel much more motivated and often achieves a lot more than people who are working for someone else. What’s the reason for this and is it possible … Continue reading

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