Tesla & Co: Electric cars and the communist future

We know now that we need to act on climate change. We probably needed to start acting on it 30 years ago… But at least we have the Paris climate accord since 2016. All countries in the world signed it. The USA, unfortunately, left later because they thought the atmosphere is about “fairness”. Unfortunately, the Paris climate agreement … Read moreTesla & Co: Electric cars and the communist future

5 lessons I learned from beehives

I visited the German bee museum in Weimar last week. It was founded in 1910 by Ferdinand Gerstung. Gerstung was a big deal in the early twentieth century beekeeping world and introduced the concept of “the bien”. The “Bien” considered the whole hive-super-organism instead of focusing on the individual bees. While bees are totally amazing and I … Read more5 lessons I learned from beehives

Eight reasons why I love bicycle touring

My cycling history Originally I was inspired to cycle on holidays by a book that my dad gave me about the tour around the equator by Tilmann Waldthaler.  The guy is something of an original in the cycle touring world, starting to cycle in the 70s, when there weren’t many around and you had to make the … Read moreEight reasons why I love bicycle touring

Why it’s important to be articulate

The way humans communicate is a very inefficient process called language. We don’t think about the miracle of speech very often but the way it works is pretty incredible. I have no better way of expressing it, so let’s quote the great Tim Urban: “The next time you’re talking to someone, I want you to stop … Read moreWhy it’s important to be articulate