Archived entries for Analysis

How nations are born

This very interesting artikel shows where countries come from but also questions when they will disappear. You start wondering where our borders come from

end of nations

12 dimensions

Burkhard Heim lost his hands and became almost blind and deaf after an explosion in his laboratorium. He was preparing bombs during the world war. After that he worked his further life in physics and developed this interesting theory about dimensions.

Short description of the 12 dimensions


monte carlo and its history

We found this amusing article written in 1987 on monte carlo analysis and its impact on today’s world. We hope you enjoy it!

The beginning of the Monte Carlo method-Metropolis

update: from complexity to simplicity

update: interesting video about research analyzing complexity and answering who controls the world

video Glattfelder


in 2010: There is inspiring research happening in the world

In the short movie you can find the explaination of distilating simple things from a complex system, which definitely is inspiring

Ted talk Eric Berlow (3 minutes only) update: extra movie hannah fry on analogies for complexity

and the direct links to the paper (free available); Eric Berlow paper 1   Eric Berlow paper 2

the perfect problem

Yesterday I was watching a movie and the topic of the ‘perfect’ problem came up. I really liked the definition and idea of the perfect problem and did some more research on its definition. The perfect problem is a new challenge which we could easily set our teeths in for next decennia. If you are stuck in your research, maybe it will also help to understand that you are ‘possibly’ dealing with some sort of the perfect problem which cannot easily be solved with the current approach/ knowledge.

The definition of a perfect problem: is complex and inaccesible scientific content, has a substantial and uncertain time lag between cause and effect, inertia in all the key drivers, psychological barriers etc.. see the full article under this link. If you have a different definition of the perfect problem; please let us know through the ‘submit a paper’

Another perspective of the perfect problem is that they are to big and to familiar, see this presentation

short versus long term thinking

The article is about the way we percieve our economy and the three most important main stream ideologies to see the economy are described in a clear simple overview. Following the author, we then turn to the question if we should behave more or less short term. He argues that we maintain the wrong assumptions on which we base our believe. The false assumption that most people currently have is that we think everything will become better and better and that is why we can consume now without having to think to much to the future

paper dieter helm

numbers of the world

To have a glance on what is happening on our planet every second, have a glance at this site. Pretty mindblowing

the link

world debt comparison

it is just a matter of time before we cannot pay of our debts, so what are we going to do? just wait for it (which is the most probable and politically easiest way) or deal with it and start re-arranging our society and its organization? see the link for a interesting debt clock

experimental learning

This paper describes four stages of learning and how we could improve these learning phases. If you are aware of these learning methods, you can better utilize these when learning something new. It is a little bit dry material but the insights are very nice to know!

for the scientific article. ‘The Learning Way: Meta-cognitive Aspects of Experiential Learning’ by Kolb


for a short explanation

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