I often discuss with fellow entrepreneurs which books have helped them the most. Here is the top list of the Top 7 Startup Books of me and my friends...
What we experienced in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Cu Chi Tunnels, City Tours, meeting an old letter writer at the Old Post Office - and which Skybar is better than the one in the Bitexco Tower.
Sihanoukville And the Cambodian Islands We took quite a while to decide where we wanted to stay in Sihanoukville. Should we stay on the coast or go to one of the Cambodian islands? And if yes, which of the many islands should we visit? We eventually came to the following conclusion: If you want to [...]
Travelling from Siem Reap to Battambang According to TripAdvisor, the best way to travel from Siem Reap to Battambang is by boat. You can see a lot of fascinating countryside and small villages along the river banks and thus turn 5 five hours of travel into an interesting experience. However, this only applies to the [...]
So, you've decided to become an entrepreneur. Congratulations! Now you need a genius business idea that will make you as successful as Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk? Don't worry, here are some suggestions how to get started: Attend a Startup Weekend Startup Weekends bring together lots of startup enthusiasts for a weekend. A [...]
In Thucydides’ account of the Mytilenian debate, the citizens of Athens are discussing whether they should put to death all Mytilenian men and enslave all women and children. Mytilene, a former Athenian ally, had revolted against Athenian oppression but lost in a fight against the Athenian army. In a previous debate, the Athenians already decided [...]
Schumpeter thinks of “18th Century” concepts of democracy (probably mostly pointing to Rousseau) as decision-making processes in which the people themselves decide on political issues by electing representatives who carry out the people’s will. While others (e.g. Michels) had already attacked the notion that rather the leaders but not the people ultimately decide on political [...]
The notion of liberal democracy consists of two components- one, "democracy", referring to a political process, and the other, "liberal", referring to a political outcome. The argument that it is a contradictory notion lies in the fact that to presuppose or predefine politcal outcomes as liberal (consistent with liberal principles of individual autonomy, freedom from [...]
Dahl starts with differentiating democracy against anarchism. He defines anarchism as basing on four assumptions (Dahl 1989, 39ff): No one is obligated to support a bad state. All states are coercive. Coercion is intrinsically bad. A society without a state is a feasible alternative to a society with a state. Following from the assumptions he [...]
Democratic consolidation is understood as the process in which a new democracy becomes more established and less likely to return to a non-democratic regime. Examples of consolidated democracies are the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. These democracies have well-established political systems. The most important features of the systems are specified in the states’ [...]