Motives of investing in collaborative consumption

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As I already wrote about Collaborative Consumption in one of my last blog posts, I am now trying to find out what economic potential really is behind it and why so many start-ups join this movement… Continue reading

May consumption ever be in your favor! – A closer look at consumerism from Brave New World up to Hunger Games

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What if one day you woke up in a world where ignorance is strength? Where slavery is freedom? Where consumption is happiness? This big “What if?!” may seem highly unrealistic, but if we… Continue reading

Real Madrid’s Galactico Business Model

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Over the last 40 years, sports has evolved: it has gone from amateur to professional and it has become more commercialized. Sport now belongs to some extent to the field of economics and… Continue reading

The economics of sports: Did you already know..? Volume III

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Nike vs. Adidas. I have been talking about each the last two weeks, now it´s time to focus on the rivalry between these two global players. To briefly recapture what has been going… Continue reading

Shopping and selling at parties: A new old trend

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Two weeks ago, I was invited to a dildoparty. My reaction: embarassment. I felt like a giggling 12 year old who even thinks that the word pen has a sexual connotation. How was… Continue reading

Not only railways steam

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It has been this week as we were all sitting in the park near our university, having lunch. The sun set free all of our happiness, lunch was good, and besides the little disruptive… Continue reading

Violence as the new “fan culture”? – If so, can the abolition of stances be the absolute solution to this?

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2 minutes before the final whistle, hundreds of people storm the field. They burn fireworks, celebrate and cut off the grass roots at the penalty spot. This was the situation last week in… Continue reading

The economics of sports: Did you already know..? Volume II

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So what did I say last week? Right – before Nike, there was Adidas. And what was my conclusion? That everybody has to start off somewhere to get anywhere. Where it all started… Continue reading

Like me if you can! – How Facebook’s IPO will affect the lives of all of us

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Jeans, shirt and hoodie. That (and we were not surprised) was what Mark Zuckerberg was wearing when he rang in Facebook’s first stock market launch in Silicon Valley yesterday. He may not appear like… Continue reading

Damon vs Stefan, McDreamy vs McSexy, Rick vs Shane – How tv shows dominate my life

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Night is starting to fall as they’re walking through the woods looking for the escaped hostage. You could cut the tension with a knife, but we’re still hoping that they will get past… Continue reading