It wasn’t so long ago that I still had to explain who Elon Musk was during my presentations in Europe. Not even in the automotive industry, where Tesla had already attracted attention, was the name familiar in 2015. I refer … Continue reading Elon Musk & Twitter: Why is everyone hyperventilating?
Digitization is on everyone’s lips, with one conference after another, but when the pandemic hit, it became clear how little Germany, for example, had digitized. There are plenty of failed examples, and I even compile them in the LinkedIn group … Continue reading BMW’s Seat Heating Subscription: Why Are People so Upset?
The statistics on Germany’s entrepreneurship could not be more sobering. According to Statista, there were still more than one and a half million founders in Germany in 2001, but this figure fell to just over half a million in 2019. … Continue reading When the German IRS Threatens Founders
Wealth and real estate are concentrated in a shrinking share of the population. The gap between increased production and income growth has been widening for decades. The owners of these resources benefit from this. And this wealth tends to stay … Continue reading Inherited versus Merited
Although the physicist William Shockley had been a brilliant scientist who brought the semiconductor and transistor to mankind, his brilliance ended in guiding people. In the same year that he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, he had founded Shockley … Continue reading How California Legally Permits Innovation