Competition with the War and Peace

My former student Brad Fl. wrote me two weeks ago a mail:
Hi Dr. Erdi,
I saw you wrote a new book “Ranking”… Congrats! I’m working on reading War and Peace right now but that’s next on my list .
Two weeks later I asked him about his progress…
“Slow but steady” and attached this pic. Any guess, when he will read Ranking?warandpeace

German Edition: it is official

The contract for the the  German translation right with Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH now has  signed and countersigned contract.

Well, as my Publisher wrote: “These deals don’t really make any of us rich, but they disseminate your work throughout the world through our contacts at other foreign publishers.”

Stay tuned!


Ranking generations

Let me start with us:

  1.  Baby Boomers, are the generation that were born  from 1946 to 1964.
  2.  Gen X birth year is in the interval 1965-1980.
  3.  Millenials (also identified as Gen Y) were born in the interval 1981-1996.
  4.  Gen Z people are from the years of  mid- to late-1990s,

We Boomers should understand the angriness of Gen Z reflected by by the song OK Boomer.

Did we destroy the future of the next generation? Maybe yes. But, we Baby Boomers were always open for dialog, and I cannot offer anything better just to initiate cross-generation discussions.

As I am preparing to my Intro to Complex Systems Class for the coming winter, I think we should start this discussion.  I am really curious whether or not I will be able to involve  Gen Z students to this dialog.   I am just reading and thinking, these  activities define us Baby Boomer intellectuals.

OK, Boomer: This Is How To Respond To Gen Z’s New Meme

and a possible answer for the attack:

OK zoomer, is that really the best you’ve got?

Our year was 1968, characterized by the assassination of Martin Luther King and of Robert Kennedy, protests and strikes in France, Prague Spring and by the White Album of the Beatles,