A Week out of my Life as a Strategy Consultant

It has now been about 3 months since I started work as a strategy consultant in the U.S. Compared to having the same job in Europe many things are the same, many things are different – looking back at the first 12 weeks, here’s the ‘typical’ week. Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, the Sugar Bowl, and the Unclaimed Baggage Center – part 3/3

New Year’s Eve

We didn’t do very much on the morning of December 31st. We slept in and wandered around some more around Bourbon St. We decided to get tickets to the Sugar Bowl that would take place the day after. We found a nice pub to eat dinner while we watched Clemson beat Oklahoma. Continue reading

Christmas Road Trip to New Orleans – Part 1/3

Sarah and I decided on a whim to spend New Year’s Eve in New Orleans, at the Gulf of Mexico. Milestones along the way would be to visit the biggest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, admire the “lucky” USS Alabama in Mobile, and watch fireworks and College Football in New Orleans. Writing this blog post I really can’t believe how much we did in only a few days!

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Artificial Intelligence: Dawn of a New Age of Central Planning?

For centuries have academics and politicians debated the merits and demerits of central planning. Central planning (or economic planning, or planned economy) is a mechanism that directly allocate resources. A central authority decides how and where stuff is produced and consumed. It contrasts with its ideological counterpart, the market mechanism, in which resources are allocated indirectly by buyers and sellers who make decisions within regulated marketplaces. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at the National Cathedral

Today, I would be a tourist in my own backyard as I would take the ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ at the National Cathedral of Washington, D.C. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and one of D.C.’s architectural highlights. What sets it apart from all other cathedrals is that it is so young. Its construction was finished only in 1990, a mere 25 years ago.

The National Cathedral of Washington, D.C.

The National Cathedral of Washington, D.C.

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