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Category Archives: Philosophy

The dilemma of philanthropy: Start early with no money and power, or grow yourself first to have more leverage later?

The challenges of improving the world Whenever I saw beggars, children selling souvenirs or people charity events asking for donation I wondered whether I should help or not. Even when … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Using money and power to improve our world: Begin social entrepreneurship small and early with low effectiveness or postpone to later for more impact?

I have restructured, edited and rewrote this blog entry “Using money and power to improve our world”. So I moved it to a new updated blog entry: The dilemma of … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Absoluteness of values – social trust and externalities of swindling

Recently I was on a beautiful island called Don Det, which is part of an area called “The 4000 islands” on the border of Laos to Cambodia. It was a … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Australia’s black swans, their impact on economic theory and application to real businesses

Black swans and applying economic theory to real businesses Inspiration of the black swan to the theory of the same name The black swans on the photo are the same … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to become an independent traveller with just 10 Euro a day

Introduction to the independent travel style On my other blog “The Mundane Traveller” I just wrote about an important part of an independent mind and lifestyle: travelling. It is easy … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Master of Puppets – creation, involvement and attachment

Creation, involvement and attachment Visiting Geppetto and Pinnochio at the Miniature Museum of Taipei made me reflect about the act of creation and the deep attachment to those things we … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013: A new beginning after the end of the world as we know it

We are writing the year 2013 AD…. …it is the first day of the year, and I am in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, to escape the cold of Shanghai, PRC*. According … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 1 Comment