Not all mistakes are the same. A culture that sanctions rather than tolerates unavoidable and unforeseeable errors suppresses any creativity and willingness to innovate.
Embracing change opens the door to adopting innovations for a better future.
IO Columnist Bert Overlack looks back on the past year and hopes that our experiences can be leveraged to create a better and brighter future.
The measures aimed at curbing the second corona wave are much less accepted by the German population than they were in spring. Columnist Bert Overlack attempts to explain why.
The scandal surrounding the fraudulent German company Wirecard is not an isolated case and shares similarities with the Corona pandemic. We simply did not want to believe it.
The faster and more sustainably we accept and integrate existing innovations in order to bring about a turnaround, the faster we can grow beyond ourselves - as a society, as a company, and as a person
Onze columnisten werken aan oplossingen voor de problemen van deze tijd. In de rubriek Morgen Beter schrijven ze over hun ideeën en dromen voor de toekomst.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
More and more often colleges and universities invite me to give a guest lecture or a seminar on the themes of mistakes, the culture of […]
The topic of a “culture of error” or a “culture that allows mistakes to be made” is fashionable and has recently been discussed in many […]
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 […]
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 […]