Category Archives: Real Stories

A Real Story: Frugal Innovation – Fixing a German Writer’s Perfect Car (a Trabant)

This story is about frugal innovation, but especially about Johannes Bettisch (born 1932, Timisoara – deceased 2014, Stuttgart), a German language writer, originating from Romania and a very special character in my life. During the first years after World War II he was a colleague of my father in a technical school in Timisoara and […]

A Real Story: Greek Music Taming a Shaking German Machine

About The Vangelis’ Equation Sometimes when I was working the night shift in the factory, I listened to Vangelis music on my headphones. Once my professor said: “what about trying Vangelis with your machine tool?”. And, unexpectedly for him, I did it. He confessed later that he didn’t even imagine I was so “crazy” to […]