Decision making in the software design: introduction to the theory of decisions

Recently I was invited to apply for the PhD project ‘Decision making in the software design process’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

In order to prepare for the possible second round of interview for the job, I’ll write my reviews of three books from the decision theory list – of the The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and that of Thinking, Fast and Slow with Daniel Kahneman.

Not least, I’ll also write a short review of the book Alan Turing: Enigma.

Workshop: Business Model Design Wien [completed]

The Business model design workshop is a must for everybody who would like to evolve with a tool co-designed by 470 authors from 45 states. We will connect design thinking with business model innovation and instil the language of business model design into your vocabulary and day-to-day operations.

In only one day you’ll learn why never to write down on the Business Model Canvas, what is the backbone of your business model, and not least where are the biggest reserves of your business model. ere are the biggest reserves of your business model. The second day is the MasterClass for all who wish to dig deeper into business model design.

How great leaders inspire action?

Golden circle is a pattern discovered by Simon Sinek why some leaders and organizations they lead consistently outperform others. It consists of three circles where the first is, Why you are doing what you are doing; the second is How you do what you do; and the third is What you do.

Why are the design innovations highly successful? Nintendo example

Design and innovation go hand in hand with the financial performance of organizations. Confirmed in the report from the UK’s Design Council that design oriented firms in all kinds of industries have outperformed their more-traditional peers. A short example of this is presented with Nintendo’s focus on design and creativity of Wii rather than classical research and development.

Book Reviews > The Element: A New View of Human Capacity

Ken Robinson in the book The Element: A New View of Human Capacity by Ken Robinson explains that lucky people tend to: + maximize chance opportunities; + listen to their intuition; + expect to be lucky; + have an attitude that allows them to turn bad luck to good; + know how they are intelligent. But, to find their element lucky people had to overcome their personal, social, and cultural “circles of constraints”.