Finding hope in changing perspectives in time and space. Reflections at the end of 2020.

Nevada 1981

When I was 13 I had the good fortune to visit the west of the USA. For a month we drove through Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and California. Each place had its own magic…


How we are impacted by our mental boxes and what we can do about it to innovate our way out of crises

Thinking about boxes

Recently I have been thinking about boxes. Not actual boxes, but mental, abstract boxes, which shape our mindsets. I have been asking myself questions such as “If this group of people is considered essential, what does that mean for the non-essential group?” or “If this group of companies is considered…


I have worked with optimization all my professional career, but it has never been a part of the job-title

I have worked with optimization all my professional career, but it has never been a part of the job-title. …


5 years ago, I got run down by a taxi in a pedestrian crossing. I am tall, so the car hit my legs right beneath the knees, which sent me flying over the bonnet into the windshield and back down on the road. …


When I was a student living in a student house, I ran a small shop for 2 years together with my friend Mads. We sold beers and soft drinks to the whole student house and also provided the occasional parties (i.e. at least once weekly) with their needs in beverages…


Many years ago, when I backpacked my way through Indonesia, I frequently met the expression “Same same — but different”. I always smile, when I see those words, because they are impossible and yet somehow just make sense. …


Photo by Joss Woodhead on Unsplash

Back in April 2017 Gustavo Razzetti published a great story on “Why 50 is the new age for launching a startup”. Read it here if you missed it. I pitched in with a few thoughts of my own at the time, but it felt like a bigger story was hiding…


A sure tell-tale sign for the upcoming summer holidays is the tidal wave of impressive reading lists, which flood the social media right now. For someone who loves books and loves to read it is impossible not to look at all these lists. …

Niklas Hall

CEO & co-founder of tech company Acumex (https://www.acumex.net/). Passionate about entrepreneurship, diversity, lifelong learning and experimenting. And books.

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