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When the working world gets rearranged, the basic conditions seem to change fundamentally. Yet start-ups have always relied on the
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Crossroad - the ideal metaphor for a decision
In the meantime the speed of change is so high that several cycles take place within a lifetime - different
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Following the familiar into the niche or better doing something else
For a very long time, the horizontal and vertical division of labor was the basis for the breakdown of economic
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The VSM provides, what everybody needs
Bicycles are a good example of how everything is becoming more and more fragmented. Here a small change and there
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BMX - the ideal metaphor for agility
The world is a closed system, an organism called Gaia. The original trigger and only possible inflow of new energy
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The kernel of the brute - the ideal metaphor for the real meaning
As soon as the temperatures fall below zero, an ice cover forms on water. In standing waters faster than in
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The Ice cover - the ideal metaphor for risk
It is not sufficient to have a promising business idea. There are many hurdles to overcome before the actual work
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More agile with platforms
The ways to send an idea on its journey are limited to the means of our perception. Usually, we transport
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The glass - the ideal metaphor for a message
Once data is regulated in a new way, the question is back: what is correct data? Some of it is
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Saint-Exupery´s hat - the ideal metaphor for facts
Everybody, who is competing for people's attention, is looking for starting points that let them stand out from the rush
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Mechanisms of Design
Even if we have the impression that we completely zone out at night, we process the events of the day.
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The dream - the ideal metaphor for boundlessness
An important tool in VUCA's time is the intuitive understanding of the maturity levels that all artifacts and individuals go
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The stage of life - the ideal metaphor for maturity
Fifty percent of daily business should consist of conveying the results of the other fifty percent. Already Henry Ford was
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Storytelling lives from the Gestalt
Increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) can no longer be mastered with the rigid structures of the past. Collaboration
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ProCons of networks
The boundaries of companies dissolve in favor of cross-border networks. Actors and relationships, interests and data, expectations and information, business
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Properties of a network
With the new millennium, a new sphere of relationships to one another has emerged - the Internet. Thus, the material
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Ingredients of a network
Since the fifties of the last century, the world population tripled to 7.5 billion. At the same time, one-tenth of
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When democracy is actually none
At a time when people were torn between the material and the ideal world, alchemists were searching for the means
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The Digital - Lapis Philosophorum of the 21 Century
The main reason for a bridge is crossing a hard-to-manage gap, such as a river, a sea or a valley.
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The Bridge - the ideal metaphor for transition
Enthusiasm is the fuel that propels the economy. Since 2001, the Gallup institute unfortunately determines in its Engagement Index that
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The flame - the ideal metaphor for enthusiasm
The crucial question is not whether conspicuities are a problem, but for whom and from when. The starting point for
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It's not always a problem - for everybody
Business procedures, such as the development of new services, the procurement of material, the production of goods or the distribution
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Unnecessary loss of friction in the process
The answer to Why is not an easy thing, because it leads to different results due to the different perspectives.
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The Why needs perspectives
With the Z1 of Konrad Zuse in the early forties of the last century, the first electronic computer was created.
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The digital on the Business Model Canvas
The search for digital transformation affects many areas of the business. In the context of  the delivery of goods and
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The dimensions of the digital transformation
The dream of all entrepreneurs is the generation of more and more - large quantities without additional effort, worldwide reach
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The two pillars of the digital transformation
Time flies and the employees are working step by step until they are finished. Being finished means that the customers,
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The essential reason for BPM
Visual depictions always contain the three basic shapes: circle, square and triangle. What is often overlooked is the subliminal, additional
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Shape associations
A look at cultures always takes place from the individual perspective of the own origin. The description uses words, associations
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Culture - the essential information bubble
Experienced anglers have a variety of baits available: spinners, wobblers, jerk and swim baits, streamers etc. Basically, these baits attract
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The bait - the ideal metaphor for an appeal
Since the beginning of the information age, employment has shifted away from physical to mental work. These services, which are
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Consultants  - Magician, Maker, Co-worker
Platforms allow nowadays new business models. While in the past a business had to build the necessary infrastructure itself, today
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The challenges of a platform
Is digitizing old wine in new hoses, or is there more behind it? After IT managers have been trying to
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What really comprises digitization
All team sports have the playing field, the types of player, and the rules of the game in common. From
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Game rules - the ideal metaphor for the elements of Governance
We spend a lot of time and money preparing and conducting discourses of all kinds. The involved people have to
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Killer phrases - contradiction without comprehension
On the open sea and without appropriate landmarks people orient themselves with the help of the sky. During the day,
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Polaris - the ideal metaphor for a business landmark
New business models become reality, due to the saturation of the economy with computers and networks. Uber, AirBnB, Alibaba, Youtube
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What constitutes a platform
Imagine somebody is planning a trip from Hannover to Madrid and is trying to fill his VW Golf with 100
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The adequate quantity - the phantom of planning
The small grove in the city park can be easily surrounded. The woodland that stretches from Scandinavia to the farthest
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The forest - the ideal metaphor for system complexity
In our deepest inner self, we are all experienced communicators, because we interact with others every day. Already before we
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Mistaken I-message