Category Archives: Personal Development

Organizational gossip

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Reasons for gossip
  3. Targets for gossip
  4. Conclusion
  5. References

1. Introduction

One characteristic of a good engineer is his observation capability.

This is not necessarily confined to technical systems and non-living objects but covers human behavior as well.

As a matter of fact, you don’t do very well in your career if you aren’t capable of understanding human psychology to some extent and aren’t a good observer of patterns in human mannerisms, beside from the set of technical skills you might have.

Human behavior in competitive social

Sentier cathare and Montségur

Traveling in France

If you have followed this blog-project for a while you might think me as one experienced, solid and well-traveled guy who has probably scores of travel stories in mind (all worth writing about, of course).

This would really be a cool thing, but I have to admit that this is unfortunately not exactly the case – I never traveled that much in my life, and I visited France (one of my favorite destinations by now and the immediate neighbor of Germany, after all) for the first time …

Kaunas: Sightseeing, nightlife, and an old friendship

Lithuania, January 2020


A while ago I stumbled across a survey that highlighted younger people’s lack of close friends these days, if you gauge this number against one or two generations ago.

I don’t know how compelling such kind of statistics generally are and how thoroughly the creators had gathered their figures (though in my perception close friends are indeed rather the exception today), but if they are, I am fortunate to say that I don’t belong to a group without any friends at all.

This is even more …