All posts filed under ‘Beyond Rules

Happy Beyond Rules Day 2014!

You need to get a job. You need to take your anti-depressants. You need to have six-figure income. You need to marry a beautiful spouse. You need to perform flawlessly. You need to look like the TV starlets. You need to drive a bigger car than your neighbor. You need to be fit as a […]

Few Try

There are two caveats when it comes to going beyond rules in your work and building an interesting life that suits you: Failure is under-reported. A success is a great story and will be covered in the news, shared in books and speeches far and wide. A failure won’t get any coverage at all, unless […]

Poetic Terrorism

Here’s a question: If you put up a tightrope between two of the highest buildings in the world and tried to walk from one building to the next – how far would you get? A frenchman who did just that, back in 1974, didn’t limit himself to walking from one end to the other. He […]

Un-Dumbing Education

During the last two months, I spent most of my working time marking almost 600 short essays written by students of Political Theory and the History of Ideas at Cologne university. (Hence, the silence.) It was quite a bit more work than expected, payment was meagre, yet it was an interesting opportunity to get an […]

Easter Beyond Rules

To those of you of Christian faith (or otherwise enjoying a few days off), Happy Easter. Make this a friendly anarchistic holiday by grabbing a copy of the totally revised edition of Beyond Rules for Kindle (MOBI) and EPUB readers. It’s available right now at Karol Gajda’s amazing new ebook store, OnlyIndie. I’m honored to […]