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That’s not really a Publication

I think a lot about publishing and related topics. Recently, it occurred to me that people quite often use the word “publish” quite liberally – in the sense of “to make public”. Well, that also happens to be the original … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Intention Economy

Several years ago, it became very fashionable to talk about something called the ”attention economy”. I think the analysis was valid, but one-sided. Economics is not about just one single, particular thing – it’s about the way all things in … Continue reading

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For Highly Educated, Highly Skilled, Highly Trained Experts the Curation Myth and the Employment Myth are Two Sides of the Same Coin

If someone is a highly educated, highly skilled, highly trained expert, then they do not really need other people to tell them what to do – they should be able to figure that out themselves. This is especially true in … Continue reading

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Network Effect vs. Community Engagement

I have been doing some reading on the so-called network effect, in particular the relatively recently fashionable topic of „two-sided markets“. I have also spoken with some of my friends who have more experience than I do in markets and … Continue reading

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All the World’s Millions of Stages

Shakespeare maintained that all the world’s a stage – and that is perhaps a quaint world view which went over quite well with rising states of nationalistic colonialism that were so characteristic of early modern times. Pirates and armies alike … Continue reading

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Please Help Me to Figure Out Rewards + Rewarding Behavior in the Labor Market Economy

Over the past days and weeks, I have been thinking a lot about rewards and rewarding behavior (cf. e.g. this status update in the so-called “market for labor” (a somewhat oversimplified concept typically taught in Economics 101 courses). In such … Continue reading

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Start Here

Ever since the so-called „financial crisis“ of 2008, many people have been wondering why the recovery has been so slow, lethargic or even non-existent. Of course the answer to such a huge problem is complex, but I have recently discovered … Continue reading

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