I recently stumbled across a book whose title really piqued my curiosity but that I would have ordinarily assigned to my second category. In fact, a book has rarely made me laugh so much. And the topics also really spoke to me. I’m talking about Frank Dopheide’s book “Gott ist ein Kreativer, kein Contoller”¹, published by Econ Verlag. The author describes himself as a creative spirit and has been working in economics for over 30 years.
“Let’s release irrationality from the gray cells of our brains as our secret weapon. The illogical pushes our thinking into areas where no-one has gone before. It increases the power of our imagination. Who would have thought that the world was waiting for a Star-Wars-looking Dyson vacuum cleaner or that Velcro would stop us needing to button things up?”²
¹ Dopheide, Frank: Gott ist ein Kreativer, kein Controller. Über das Leben außerhalb der Effizienzfalle oder warum wir mit unserem Lebenspartner kein Jahresgespräch führen sollten, Berlin: Econ Verlag, 2021.
² See p. 86.