Ever since I finished reading ‚Sapiens, a brief history of humankind‘ a month ago, I am bookless.
Yuval Harari’s book had been incredibly inspiring. It gave me enormous food for thought and incentive for discussions with friends and colleagues.
In my search for the next awesome piece to read and get inspired, I came across some recommendations that blew my mind in a different way.
It’s hard to believe that I could get so excited about technology. But then, it isn’t so much the technology that did it, but the thinking behind it. The level of resourceful creativity, which the human mind is capable of, is dazzling. The results that come of it, when people are determined, are fascinating.
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„Schon wieder eine Absage! Eine Gruppe von 50 Frauen hat gerade angekündigt, dass sie nicht erscheinen werden. Es ist bereits die dritte Absage in diesem Monat und uns ist klar, dass es nicht die Letzte sein wird. Ich brauche sicher niemandem zu erklären, welch enormen finanziellen Schaden dies für uns bedeutet.“
So schrieb Esther Lachman in ihrem Facebook Post am 29. Mai.
Esther Lachman ist die Eignerin und Managerin einer außergewöhnlichen Boutique-Kosmetik-Firma namens Arugot. Seit 15 Jahren stellen sie 100 % natürliche Kosmetik her, die darüber hinaus zu 95 % aus organischen Zutaten besteht. Diese bauen sie und ihr Mann Itay selber an.
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Remember where my last post left off? The whole Bitcoin-mania of the last months has stirred my curiosity about blockchain technology.
As I am not a technical person, for me it is more of a gut feeling, that we“ll be hearing a lot about blockchain in the near future.
Sure enough, a day later I came across this article and was fascinated with the possibilities this technology opens. I would not have guessed that out of everything the healthcare industry would benefit.
But first of, here’s an explanation of blockchain in the words of someone, who understands it a lot better than me. When disconnecting it from digital money in my mind, it all becomes more obvious.
„…imagine it as a shared book of records, or in more technical terms, a distributed database that’s designed in such a smart way that whatever is added to this database, that is immutable. As if it is carved into stone. Any change becomes immediately evident. Moreover, there is no central authority to decide what’s right or wrong. No bank, no regulator, no oversight. The participants need to signify they accept a shared consensus.“ (Ivo Lohmus from the Estonian company Guardtime, developing K.S.I. blockchain technology).
I find it exciting and encouraging, what can be done with it. Read for yourselves and let me know if you share my enthusiasm: