Waterkant Festival 2017: collaborative workshop model von Kai Neumann

This small model should just help to facilitate a workshop at the WaterkantFestival 2017 in Kiel, Germany. The topic is to show how a new enterprise can become successful with an innovation. This model looks exactly at the enterprise. Another model will look at the generation of an innovative product (applying the so called Idealized System Design). And a third, quantitative model will show how counterintiutive dynamics behind a start up can be (the diffussion model that shows how to burn investor's mone...

Solution: driving cars von Kai Neumann

A model explaining some of the obstacles of the transformation towards electric vehicles (EVs) This model is part of a series of models that could serve as examples for small models on global challenges as they could be modeled by pupils. Of course, depending on their age and the time that is available as well as the help you offer they could come up with more details. What is the model asking?The model asks for the development of the uses of gasoline cars and electric vehicles (EVs) using the KNOW WHY Q...

Solution: small energy model 2 von Kai Neumann

Just a small model as a preparation to model with children the question how watching TV and energy consumption are connected. I recommend to start with the two factors watching TV and happiness and then continue to ask what it does mean with regard of energy ... and finally how this is connected with happiness. Probably the children will come up with a completely and yet very interesting model :-)

Transformation - driving forces, levers, hinderances von Kai Neumann

just some thoughts while reading: Maja Göpel: The Great Mindshift - How a New Economic Paradigm and Sustainability Transformations go Hand in Hand

Benefits of a carbon tax (CO2 emissions taxation) von Kai Neumann

Just a small qualitative model examining the benefits from a carbon tax. The weighting and the arguments are rather conservative. Yet, I think it is an extremely powerful way to transition towards more intelligent solutions using simple market forces instead of unpopular regulation.