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How research may work
Three phases of research with three steps each. I've made sure each step comes with examples of best practice and quotes to kickstart the best of your reasoning.
“Talent hits a target no one can hit, genius hits a target no one can see”
Arthur Schopenhauer in The World as Will & Representation (1844) Vol. II, Ch. III, para. 31
“The impediment to action advances action— what stands in the way becomes the way”
Marcus Aurelius in Meditations (167 A.D.), Book V, 20.
“No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Elective Affinities (1809) Bk. II, Ch. 4
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotles in Nicomachean Ethics (335 B.C.), Book II, 4; Book I, 7
“Reason in agreement with nature— is universal, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands…”
Cicero in De Re Publica (54 B.C.), Book 3, Chapter 22.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky in Crime and Punishment (1866) Ch. 1
“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions— as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
Friedrich Nietzsche in The Gay Science, (1882) Sec. 41.
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said”
Peter Drucker in an interview with Bill Moyers, A World of Ideas (1989).
“Give, and it shall be given unto you: […] for with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again.”
Luke 6: 38 (80-110 A.D.), in Gospel according to Luke from 1599 Geneva Bible.
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“Anton effectively (re)considered a huge stack of scholarly and think-tank papers and criticized and reinterpreted the insights, conclusions and statements made. The originality of the (re)interpretation of known ‘facts and figures’ is huge and daring.”
Dr. F. Correlje
Economics of Infrastructure
Faculty of Technology,
Delft University of Technology
“I got to know Anton as an intelligent, authentic, passionate and creative thinker. He will add value to any large cooperation in terms of creative thinking, customer focus and problem solving. He managed to analyze complex problems […] by using his creativity to come up with non standard solutions.”
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Zilveren Kruis Achmea
“Anton contributed directly to the growth of our startup working on the unique intersection of our studio’s deep creative design processes and at the same time guiding scientific research, data analysis, data visualisation and project management into the supply chain”
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