Bert Overlack

Tomorrow is good: Corona, a catalyst for innovation

We are living in pretty disruptive times. What was considered normal and a matter of course just a few weeks ago, no longer applies today. COVID-19 or Corona has turned upside down our many familiar routines and just about everything we took for granted in our lives. Within a few days, our...

Tomorrow is good: Black Swan Theory in practice

In his acclaimed book “The Black Swan,” Nassim Nicolas Taleb analyzes the influence of highly improbable events on our lives. As exemplified by the black swan, which in Europe was once considered to be non-existent because there were no such things as black swans. That is until black...

Tomorrow is good: Can we learn from our faults?

In a success-oriented society, we tend to adopt successful people as role models. By imitating what makes these people successful and adapting that to our personality and work style, we think we can become equally as successful. Conversely, there is a group of so-called motivation experts who use...

Tomorrow is good: How we fail and why it matters

I regularly speak at so-called FuckUp Nights, events where people talk about failed projects and companies. I like the format very much. To be able to talk about something implies that we have acknowledged and reflected on it. This kind of conversation has always been the best therapy for me....

Tomorrow is better: failure as a prerequisite for future success

This week I was invited to an event during which student projects were presented and awarded prizes. Great ideas, innovative approaches to important problems of our time and enthusiastic students who were passionate about their projects and were really able to show this authentically....

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