Mapping Railways in Africa

Some years ago, I was inspired by some digital nomads that did a railway map about South East Asia. They showed that with a few tricks, you can make a comprehensive map of a region or a continent in a metro style. It took me a few attempts till I finally created something that can … Continue reading Mapping Railways in Africa

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Why we need to rethink market research in a business plan

Every now and then I can read, or even write, a business plan about an idea, a product or a startup. One part of it always bewilders me since I never trust the numbers: Market and competitive research. On the one hand, most business plans do cover the topic only very superficially by either stating … Continue reading Why we need to rethink market research in a business plan

Railway Maintenance going predictive? – or why you should not ask consulting firms

Since everybody with any useful degree, such as myself with a simple business degree, can raise his or her opinion about some basic mechanics, I can do that too, with this simple comment on a report that was recently published. Railway maintenance is a topic that is very dear to me, hence I often read … Continue reading Railway Maintenance going predictive? – or why you should not ask consulting firms