pointer can be a word, picture, gesture, etc. that “points” to one or more entities. It can be used in their place, e.g., if you “point” to a specific apple by saying “this apple,” you do not have to actually take the apple in your hand to make it clear about which apple you are speaking.

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Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out https://www.lode-consulting.com). He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: https://www.philosophy-for-heroes.com. His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.