Philosophy

What if the world conformed to you?

Here at Bolder, we like to start with a simple phrase: What if the world conformed to you?  I’m used to thinking every piece of technology is here to serve and accommodate me. Making my life easier and certainly not harder. But then I realize my...

The power of boredom

When was the last time you got bored? Not in a “Mad Men is getting repetitive so I’ll just scroll through Facebook while I wait for something interesting to happen” or “I can’t believe my train is delayed so I guess I’ll put on a...

Have you heard of the chaos monkey experiment?

Imagine you let loose a bunch of chimpanzees inside a server room and they start unplugging random cables. Is the infrastructure resilient enough to handle it?  This is what Netflix used as a starting point when building a tool which tests reliability in cloud environments by...

Bolder from A to Z

Maybe it’s your first time browsing the site or perhaps you have heard about us during a conference and want to learn more. Bolder puts philosophy first, which is why it can be helpful to get to grips with our word bank in order to...

What you should know about the creator economy

Alice closes the door behind her. ‘Everything is ready for check-in. Have a wonderful stay!’ she writes to the AirBnB guests on their way to her home (aka “charming apartment in city center” with a 4,7 rating). “Are you ready for some sun, kids?” No...

A practical guide to disconnecting

Focus has become the holy grail of the modern day. We know the journey is tough and often unsuccessful, yet it is highly sought after, because a sip from the cup promises the days of tree climbing, VHS tapes, skinned knees, words written inside bottle...

An ode to the loss of my attention span

The collective loss of our attention span has become somewhat of a running joke within my friendship circle. We like to trace it back to or, perhaps more correctly, blame it on the pandemic and the coping mechanism that was TikTok. With the 60-second format...

Recommended: Lessons to learn from Matrix

No, I’m not referring to the cult film starring Keanu Reeves, although there are lessons to be learnt from the rebels dressed in leather too. Instead, I’m focusing on a different kind of Matrix, namely the feminist architecture collective. Allow me to elaborate.  Founded in 1980s...