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By Michael Lapp | English version of the memecon Blog

Crossroad – the ideal metaphor for a decision

When the working world gets rearranged, the basic conditions seem to change fundamentally. Yet start-ups have always relied on the limitless …

Following the familiar into the niche or better doing something else

In the meantime the speed of change is so high that several cycles take place within a lifetime – different political systems; or remember shellac, …

The VSM provides, what everybody needs

For a very long time, the horizontal and vertical division of labor was the basis for the breakdown of economic endeavors. The lack of availability …

BMX – the ideal metaphor for agility

Bicycles are a good example of how everything is becoming more and more fragmented. Here a small change and there a new principle and I already have …

The kernel of the brute – the ideal metaphor for the real meaning

The world is a closed system, an organism called Gaia. The original trigger and only possible inflow of new energy comes from outer space. Otherwise, …

The Ice cover – the ideal metaphor for risk

As soon as the temperatures fall below zero, an ice cover forms on water. In standing waters faster than in wild ones. Over time, more and more ice …

More agile with platforms

It is not sufficient to have a promising business idea. There are many hurdles to overcome before the actual work begins. In the days of Henry Ford …

The glass – the ideal metaphor for a message

The ways to send an idea on its journey are limited to the means of our perception. Usually, we transport the messages through our senses: seeing, …

Saint-Exupery´s hat – the ideal metaphor for facts

Once data is regulated in a new way, the question is back: what is correct data? Some of it is already known, so that it does not have status of …

Mechanisms of Design

Everybody, who is competing for people’s attention, is looking for starting points that let them stand out from the rush of sensual stimuli. For this …

The dream – the ideal metaphor for boundlessness

Even if we have the impression that we completely zone out at night, we process the events of the day. On the one hand, you „sleep on“ and strengthen …

The stage of life – the ideal metaphor for maturity

An important tool in VUCA’s time is the intuitive understanding of the maturity levels that all artifacts and individuals go through. Everything …

Storytelling lives from the Gestalt

Fifty percent of daily business should consist of conveying the results of the other fifty percent. Already Henry Ford was aware of the importance of …

ProCons of networks

Increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) can no longer be mastered with the rigid structures of the past. Collaboration …

Properties of a network

The boundaries of companies dissolve in favor of cross-border networks. Actors and relationships, interests and data, expectations and information, …

Ingredients of a network

With the new millennium, a new sphere of relationships to one another has emerged – the Internet. Thus, the material hurdles for contacts continued …

When democracy is actually none

Since the fifties of the last century, the world population tripled to 7.5 billion. At the same time, one-tenth of the world’s population owns more …

The Digital – Lapis Philosophorum of the 21 Century

At a time when people were torn between the material and the ideal world, alchemists were searching for the means of the means, the philosopher’s …

Perspektiven/ Perspectives

Sobald die Temperaturen unter null fallen, bildet sich auf Wasser eine Eisdecke. In stehenden Gewässern schneller als in fließenden. Mit der Zeit …

The Bridge – the ideal metaphor for transition

The main reason for a bridge is crossing a hard-to-manage gap, such as a river, a sea or a valley. In most cases, ways should be shortened, eased or …

The flame – the ideal metaphor for enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the fuel that propels the economy. Since 2001, the Gallup institute unfortunately determines in its Engagement Index that over …

It’s not always a problem – for everybody

The crucial question is not whether conspicuities are a problem, but for whom and from when. The starting point for solving a problem is the moment …

Unnecessary loss of friction in the process

Business procedures, such as the development of new services, the procurement of material, the production of goods or the distribution of …

The Why needs perspectives

The answer to Why is not an easy thing, because it leads to different results due to the different perspectives. With the development of a new …

The digital on the Business Model Canvas

With the Z1 of Konrad Zuse in the early forties of the last century, the first electronic computer was created. However, the fifth Kondratiev that …

The dimensions of the digital transformation

The search for digital transformation affects many areas of the business. In the context of the delivery of goods and services as well as in the …

The two pillars of the digital transformation

The dream of all entrepreneurs is the generation of more and more – large quantities without additional effort, worldwide reach with almost no …

The essential reason for BPM

Time flies and the employees are working step by step until they are finished. Being finished means that the customers, who are willing to spend …

Shape associations

Visual depictions always contain the three basic shapes: circle, square and triangle. What is often overlooked is the subliminal, additional meaning …