» An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy
An interesting take on how some of today’s major global issues and conflicts are connected to each other.
» The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel
A fantastic, very insightful and analytical piece that really makes one understand how Merkels works, thinks, and how she pulled of to become the most powerful woman in global politics.
» How Starbucks Could Take Wireless Charging Mainstream
I hope this catches on.
» Should digital monopolies be broken up?
As the conflict between the European Union (including lobbyists such as major publishing companies from Germany) and Google is heating up, The Economist looks into the issue how to deal with digital monopolies.
» Why the EU’s “right to be de-linked” should not go global
The European Union wants to export its controversial “right to be forgotten” to search portals outside Europe. But would Brussels be fine if China requires Western search engines to block results for the Tiananmen Incident? Hardly.
» How to Get Away with Uber
Uber has many fans (who usually and understandably are dissatisfied with the service and quality level of taxis) but also many critics. This is a comprehensive collection and analysis of reasons why one should be critical about the company and how it does business.
» Morality is the key to personal identity
An article that leads to interesting, non-conventional reflections about the self.
» The Shazam Effect
The times when mainstream music was produced mainly by guessing what the audience might like are over – access to rich and vast data about listener’s preferences leads to increased data-driven music production.
» Advice from a digital nomad: bootstrapping in Southeast Asia
I love Southeast Asia and I fully agree with this post: If you want to create a company or project without taking in lots of external money, doing it from Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia might be a very economical (and pleasant) way.