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Double contingency: the craddle of trust

Did you ever think how trust started? Not: whether the person is trustworthy, but how to structure your relationship to develop trust? The secret ingredient is double contingency. Double contingency has been invented by Luhmann, and it essentialy means that … Continue reading

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Below the ground, reading

I am in London tube. The used-to-be last-century technology marvel now mostly overcrowded and over-heated. Specifically during this summer that does not want to end. Anyway, I am reading a book. “The New Few: A Very British Oligarchy” by Ferdinand … Continue reading

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The book is out

My newest book is out. “The Foundations of a Trustworthy Web”. You can get it from Amazon. What’s in the book? A lot of good stuff, regardless whether you are into information systems, social science, both or neither. After all, … Continue reading

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Trustworthy computing, then

When Microsoft published its position paper on trustworthy computing in 2002, they builds their proposition on four pillars: Security Privacy Reliability Business Practices Of those, the world of software developers jumped on the first three. Improving security, privacy and reliability … Continue reading

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Reading Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker is a father of modern management. So that it is kind of important to know his thoughts about trust, even if only because it defines what all the managers in modern companies think of it. So, here it … Continue reading

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