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Before You Write Your Book: An Editor’s Insights
By
Conna Craig
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March 27, 2022
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Five steps to preparing your manuscript for success

Does everyone you know tell you, "You should write a book!" Don't know where to start? We can help you get started and we offer free consultations.

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Don't Be a Putin in Your Organization
By
Clemens Lode
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February 28, 2022
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Don't Be a Putin in Your Organization

Hierarchies can help you to organize your company, but they also come with problems. Here, I explain the necessary leadership style for efficient projects.

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Künstliche Immunsysteme
By
Clemens Lode
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February 28, 2022
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Was sind Künstliche Immunsysteme?

Wie funktioniert das Immunsystem des Menschen und was können wir daraus für Anwendungen im Bereich der Computersicherheit (Organic Computing) lernen?

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Die Fake-Facts von Sahra Wagenknecht
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Widerlegung Sahra Wagenknechts "Fake-Facts" (Impfpflicht)

Analyse der Struktur und Argumentationsweise sowie Widerlegung des Videobeitrags "Die Fake-Facts der Impfpflicht-Befürworter" von Sahra Wagenknecht.

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Game Over Heiko Schöning
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Analyse "Game Over" von Heiko Schöning

Das Interview vom Januar 2022 mit Heiko Schöning zeigt, wie Verschwörungserzählungen funktionieren. Ich widerlege hier seine Falschaussagen bzgl. COVID-19.

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Agile without a Backlog
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What Is a Backlog and Do I Need One?

As an exercise, try to completely eliminate your project's backlog and think about what effects this would have on your team. Could this be a way to improve?

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Building a Conscious Mind
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Building an Artificial Consciousness in 39 Steps

This article summarizes the entire book and provides you with a step-by-step guide of modules that would need to be implemented for an artificial consciousness.

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The Attention and Awareness Schema Theories
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Is the Self but a Simulation?

This article discusses the attention schema theory. It explains our subjective experience of the world but leaves us with more questions than answers.

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Model-Building
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How Models can Improve the Control of a System

Knowing how a system will behave in the future helps us to make adjustments in the present. This article discusses how models form the backbone of our mind.

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The Loop of Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What can the Stroop Effect Teach us about Consciousness?

This article discusses experiments that show how the brain consists of competing parts and how the its architecture produces a "mind's eye" and "inner voice".

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The Search for Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Does Consciousness have a Location?

Where is consciousness located? This article discusses why it is so difficult to pinpoint the position of a "consciousness" within the brain.

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Theories of Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What Theories of Consciousness were there in the Past?

Knowing the history of the research into possible theories of consciousness gives us an overview of the possible alternatives of what consciousness could be.

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Introduction to Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Why is Visual Perception like a Camera?

This article give you an overview why the intuitive understanding of perception is wrong and why it took humanity so long to recognize this fact.

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The Theory of Mind
By
Clemens Lode
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February 28, 2022
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How do we Instinctively Know what other People Know?

This article discusses the connection between empathy, recognizing yourself in the mirror, and building a concept of your own and other people's minds.

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Creating a Body Schema
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How can we Perceive our Bodies?

This article describes how we instinctively feel that our limbs being extensions of our will and how we can use our body without thinking about each muscle.

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Book Publications

You can find all our books on Amazon, Amazon.de, or Leanpub.

Untold Secrets of Structured Product Investing

Like Terry Pratchett, I would not want to drink a suspicious cocktail, the ingredients, and level of alcohol of which were unknown to me. Likewise, I wouldn’t want to invest my hard-earned money in some complicated investment product while understanding neither the purpose nor the risk profile of the investment. This is why I decided to write a guide that takes a deep dive into the world of structured product investing—to explain their purpose, construction rules, and risk and performance profiles. This is the book where you will find many of the untold secrets of structured products—secrets usually known only to the expert traders who construct these products. Just as you don’t need to know how to mix a martini to enjoy one, you don’t need to know any complex statistical formulas to get a great deal from this book. You should, of course, know that the likelihood for positive or negative returns is often described by probability distributions. For instance, you may want to keep in mind the plot of the bell-shaped Gaussian distribution. Payoff charts and illustrations of the probability distribution of returns are powerful concepts that we will use in this book to illustrate the performance and risk characteristics of structured products. Where I have introduced concepts, the first mention is in bold type, and you will find a full definition in the glossary.

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Cover image of the book Kanban Remastered, Agile Lessons from Strategy Games

Kanban Remastered, Agile Lessons from Strategy Games: 8 Essays on Comparing Kanban with StarCraft

With Kanban Remastered, being an Agile coach, I realized that especially in industries with teams with a gaming background, coaching lessons could benefit if I could show the relationship between games and Agile methodology. Likewise, you can start explaining management methodology in a language that your tech-savvy audience understands.‍

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3D Cover of Scrum Your JIRA! Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams, 10 Essays on Using Online Tools to Improve an Offline Technique

Scrum Your JIRA! Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams, 10 Essays on Using Online Tools to Improve an Offline Technique

This book challenges two illusions that can get in the way of your company’s road to being genuinely Agile: first, that your Scrum is “special,” and second, that you can hide behind project management software. JIRA is powerful—and this book will show you how to use it more effectively—but it makes it easy to forget that the first idea of Agile is: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.‍

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The cover of Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

Recently, researchers have found a theory that explains every aspect of conscious experience. To understand the relationship between you and your brain, we need to take a look at neuroscience and consciousness. This book explores the theory and introduces you to the science of the brain and our subjective experience.

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3D Book Cover with the title Better Books with LaTeX the Agile Way, Streamline Your Writing Process and Connect with Readers from Day One.

Better Books with LaTeX, the Agile Way: Self-Publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub

Streamline your writing process with LaTeX and connect with readers from Day One. Self-publish your book on Amazon, Google, and Leanpub. Here you can find all tools you need to publish your book professionally online or in print with LaTeX. Learn to complete your book project in small steps—the agile way. Better Books with LaTeX the Agile Way covers the entire publishing process, from your initial concept to marketing your book on Amazon, Google, or Leanpub.

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Cover mit griechischen Statuen und dem Titel Philosophie für Helden, Wissen und Sprache

Philosophie für Helden: Erkenntnis (Wissen und Sprache)

Ein Held zu sein ist mehr als eine Heldentat zu vollbringen. Man verwandelt sich nicht auf wundersame Weise in einen "Helden" als ein Ergebnis der Umstände. Die Rettung in letzter Sekunde, das Aufbegehren in Zeiten einer Krise oder sogar das Führen anderer aus einer brenzlichen Situation, ein Held zu sein ist mehr als diese mutigen Taten. Es bedarf einer tiefen Einsicht -- die Art philosophischer Reise die die weisesten Köpfe der Menschheitsgeschichte gemacht haben‍.

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Cover of Philosophy for Heroes: Act, a book on neuroscience and consciousness

Philosophy for Heroes: Act (Neuroscience and Consciousness)

Being a hero means standing up to false heroes. To gain this ability, we need to have a good grasp of the nature of the universe and to be able to understand our minds. This book is an introduction to the most current research in neurobiology and consciousness. It is easy to read, uses numerous examples, and introduces concepts from the ground up. After reading the book, you will be able to explain what it means to be conscious. Becoming a hero requires gaining an understanding of what the greatest minds of history have pondered. Philosophy for Heroes summarizes their wisdom and connects it with the modern world.‍

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The cover of the book Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum showing a ocean with a turtle and a human head.

Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum (Physics and Evolution)

In this, the second book in a four-part series, Clemens explores questions like: What is the quantum theory and how can we interpret it? How did the universe come out of "nothingness" and how did life develop from non-living matter? What is the origin of our own creativity? ‍

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Cover of the book Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge, with two Greek statues in front of a blue sky

Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge (Philosophy and Language)

True heroes don’t follow, they lead. In order to be a leader, you have to be free of unwanted external influences or ideas. While we are not completely free in our decisions, the more we know about the world and ourselves, the freer we can become.

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