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By Michael Lapp | English version of the memecon Blog

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 …

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In einer Zeit, in der die Menschen hin und her gerissen waren zwischen der materiellen und der ideellen Welt, befanden sich Alchemisten auf der Suche …

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 …

Culture – the essential information bubble

A look at cultures always takes place from the individual perspective of the own origin. The description uses words, associations and beliefs that …

The bait – the ideal metaphor for an appeal

Experienced anglers have a variety of baits available: spinners, wobblers, jerk and swim baits, streamers etc. Basically, these baits attract fish by …

Consultants – Magician, Maker, Co-worker

Since the beginning of the information age, employment has shifted away from physical to mental work. These services, which are no longer assigned in …

The challenges of a platform

Platforms allow nowadays new business models. While in the past a business had to build the necessary infrastructure itself, today it is possible to …

What really comprises digitization

Is digitizing old wine in new hoses, or is there more behind it? After IT managers have been trying to be better integrated into the business for …

What constitutes a platform

New business models become reality, due to the saturation of the economy with computers and networks. Uber, AirBnB, Alibaba, Youtube and many more …

The adequate quantity – the phantom of planning

Imagine somebody is planning a trip from Hannover to Madrid and is trying to fill his VW Golf with 100 liters gasoline. Without a petrol canister …

The forest – the ideal metaphor for system complexity

The small grove in the city park can be easily surrounded. The woodland that stretches from Scandinavia to the farthest corner of Siberia, is a huge …

Mistaken I-message

In our deepest inner self, we are all experienced communicators, because we interact with others every day. Already before we are born, we are in …

Negotiation is mutual enrichment

A negotiation is the interest-driven tug-of-war to attain an agreement. This may be purchasing hardware, agreeing a service or other reconciled …

Is there a right moment?

Digitization virtualizes business processes and overcomes physical limitations. How long will it take, until we are no longer ordering a spare part …

The tree – the ideal metaphor for life cycles

Everything follows the path from the cradle to the grave. This applies to life cycles of products, styles, corporations, technologies, cultures and …

The dead end of external reviews

The quality of products and services is in the created deliverables and in the eyes of the consumers, not in the external evaluations. And fewer and …

Agile players – people with special qualities

The roles within the scope of agility are Product owner, Scrum master and Development team. The team is not further described, but it often consists …

Writing for the sake of writing

After four years of regular writing this post is the two hundredth in English. On this occasion I think verbally about writing. The momentum has not …

The wind – the ideal metaphor for influencing factors

In sports, personals efforts determine the performance. The athletes exercise for years to release the trained strengths at the right moment. At …

What is wanted

The modern workplace is moving. Globalization, information society and digitalization are transforming the working environment powerfully as at the …