Electric Mobility Updates: Tailwinds in Germany, Should We Make a Bet?

A lot is being published lately on Electric-Mobility and the rising popularity of electric cars. China looks to dominate and out-produce everyone including producing up to nearly 5 times Tesla’s Battery Gigafactory capacity in the next 3-4 years. This all points to lower prices and greater affordability. Some complain that it will also jeopardize battery […]

Artificial Intelligence is only as good as the data input and those who program it…

Here are two articles discussing the scope of artificial intelligence (AI)and its dependence not only on data input, but the prowess of those who write the underlying code and their interpretation of what the machine or algorithm is suppose to achieve. Most people assume Silicon Valley and recently I have heard programmers in China are […]

Women Disrupt/March! The Power in Negotiating-Domanatrix-Style & The Sundance Film Festival

Women, but let’s say people, marched again on the one year anniversary of the massive protest march last year. This time it was mostly about getting out and voting, equal rights and opportunity and despite all the current controversy regarding sexual harassment, the political agenda and voting took precedence. There is an immense pool of […]

Women Disrupt! Academia Economists Get an F for Failing to Attract & Keep Women and Minorities!

According to the two Economist Magazine articles below, women are under-represented in universities’ economic departments to a similar degree as in math, computer science, engineering and the physical sciences curriculums. Apparently, economists in academia prefer the more theoretical approach where men supposedly standout and women tend to fallout. The second article below published in January 2015 […]

Women Disrupt! Merkel Gets Challenged – Can She and Will She Come Out of her Comfort Zone? + Links

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, some will say the most powerful woman in the world, is now facing the greatest challenge in her stunning career. Who would have thought? Her dynamics of being a leader of progress went too far as Germany’s open arms for war-torn refugees created a stampede. Part of the controversy is whether or […]

Unimaginable #1 Update in Charts: Car Sales & PMIs- V-shaped recovery finally in Europe AND USA

The last update for Unimaginable No. 1** published just over a week ago implied US and European good growth prospects in jobs and property statistics, but sentiment remains elusive, and now we get more encouraging indicators from the US vehicle sales and PMI manufacturing statistics! The elusive sentiment comes from a fear of rising interest […]

Populism on the Rise…again? Interesting Chart

Unimaginable #7**: Populists on the retreat (lose European elections) – not in Germany! Today Germany celebrates 27 years of unification and is in the midst of forming a new government after recent federal elections. Merkel’s party has the leading mandate and it looks like it will most likely be a “Jamaica” coalition (CDU/CSU+FDP (liberals) + […]

German Elections! Germany Gets “Change” – Will Merkel Leave Her Comfort Zone…

…and go for a “Jamaica” Coalition = CDU/CSU + FDP (Liberals) + the Greens? Unimaginable #7**: Populists on the retreat (lose European elections) – not in Germany! Yesterday, Sunday, 24 September, Germany voted for a new Parliament. As was expected, Chancellor Merkel’s party won as did the potential for either a Grand Coalition, i.e. the […]