The perfect storm

There are types of storms that you can hear about on the news. There are types of storms that you can simply hear knocking on your window. And, there are types of storms that you can feel all around you—the perfect storms. Perfect storms might be rare and require a perfect alignment of multiple elements…

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On climate and data

Unfortunately, science is not based on data anymore, but on people’s opinions. We don’t try to learn the data, and instead get caught up in the buzzwords. We confuse correlation with causation, forgetting that correlation is not causation! The climate is a non-linear, chaotic system that lacks a core of implicit order. As such, it…

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The measurement of self value

More than anything, Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter brought forth the question of what is real. The battle between bots and humans is not simply a question of what is the real value of a company, but how our obsession with measuring self-value is leading us down a path that will land us in the…

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Dispatchability

Before we rush to upgrade all of our transportation models to a so-called green technology, we should step up our efforts and ensure that we have a grid and an infrastructure that is capable of carrying us into the future. Dispatchability is a major consideration in the way we currently power our world. If we…

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Fascism for our future

Net-zero and the green deal philosophies pose the greatest threat to our societal and physical infrastructures. Antagonistic towards human beings and science, and full of a fascist tone, these philosophies, if fully adopted and implemented, could bring about the doom and gloom they aim to prevent. Sustainability is a balance between environmental, equity, and economic…

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Killing in the name – When everyone wants a job but no one wants to work anymore

Amazon has stopped using their six-wheeled robot, “Scout,” for home deliveries. FedEx is planning to discontinue its last-mile robot, Roxo. FedEx chief transformation officer Sriram Krishnasam told employees that the last-mile delivery robot will be scaled back. “Although robotics and automation are key pillars of our innovation strategy, Roxo did not meet necessary near-term value…

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Driving into a wall—an automotive gold rush or a gold rash.

Not long ago, the automotive industry estimated that investment in electric cars would reach $600 billion until 2030. Yet now we can see that this number is doubling to a whopping $1.2 trillion. This will include an estimated 50 million new electric vehicles, as well as the batteries and raw materials needed to support their…

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Between AI, work and being human

The impact of artificial intelligence and on the world of work in the coming decades will be an interesting shift for us as human beings. Will see us move away from having to apply routine cognitive skills to everything we do. Jobs that require efficiency, technical skills, and constant learning will increasingly be taken out…

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On US, Europe, and Russia leadership

A confused leadership, stubborn leadership and a spinless leadership walk into a bar… This might sounds like a joke yet both in our geopolitical and industrial landscapes, this is the reality. While we are now facing unprecedented challenges. Not just for our tomorrows but for one of our children, it appears that we are led…

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Simple 4 steps when facing the unknown 

Spend time identifying unknowns in domains critical to the stability and development of your organizations. Don’t fall into the sublation trap. Start with asking the questions. Challenge each question until the ones that are left can’t be challenged anymore. Inspire your team and the creation of multiple strategies to realize the above. Remember that only…

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