Articles written by Ivar Slavenburg

Trump is just a symptom for the problems of the Press

Posted on 4 July, 2017 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

Author David Graham in an article in the Theatlantic.com isn’t doing the press, nor himself for that matter, a favour with his one-sided piece on the bad relationship between the press and Donald J. Trump. Yes, the attacks of the US President on his advisories, including journalists, are often a bit childish; his latest video […]

Distinguishing types of Product Managers

Posted on 30 March, 2015 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

The other day, I was reading a book about Product Management called Aptitudes of an Energized Product Manager, written by Linda Gorchels. She has written several internationally acclaimed books, of which The Product Manager’s Handbook 4/E is probably the best known. In a way, “Aptitudes of an Energized Product Manager” can be seen as a […]

Time to take your privacy a bit more serious

Posted on 18 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Ever since the Snowden revelations privacy is a big subject. A recent report from PEW revealed that Americans did take action to protect their online privacy better. On the other hand, companies like Facebook and Google, who mainly make their money by selling your, anonymised, private information to anybody, are still showing healthy profits. The […]

The new friends of the Product Manager

Posted on 3 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Recently, I was reviewing some new concepts and noticed something strange. Normally, this is the fun part of Product Management (especially road mapping), but this time I got more and more irritated. Endless documents, mainly powerpoint slides (which I hate so much), with meaningless one-liners. Graphs with the most crazy predictions on how these new […]

The Search for Morality

Posted on 13 May, 2014 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

One of the most powerful word in any language in the world is „why”. There is no better way to increase your knowledge then by asking „why”, nor is there often nothing more challenging than to answer such a question. The word „why” is the key to innovation and as such to human progress. Maybe […]

A bit childish…

Posted on 10 April, 2014 by & Filed under Shorts.

Some time ago, I felt that I had to upgrade my computer. It was at the same time the first tablets were appearing. The iPhone has started its rise to fame. I had an Apple before and I liked it a lot. It made me think of that old Atari 1040ST I owned a long […]

The atheist community: benevolent know-it-alls

Posted on 2 April, 2014 by & Filed under FeaturedShorts.

Originally, I thought it was a joke, as the tweet announcing it was dated April 1st. I’m referring to a post that I came across while curating for Strategic Design. It was a tweet from a man called PZ Meyers. He normally writes about or links to pretty decent articles, but this one turned out […]

About shorts

Posted on 1 April, 2014 by & Filed under Shorts.

As a content curator for two internet magazines, Strategic Design (via Flipboard) and Liberalism (via Paper.ly) I read a lot of different articles everyday about a variety of subjects. Probably it is not a surprise that I come across a lot of weird stuff. To be honest, ever since I started using a browser on […]

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