I am a Canadian-Norwegian who has traveled and lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining a strong interest in philosophy, history, finance and international business, I have been publishing essays and book summaries on this website since 2014, occasionally sharing discoveries that I made on my journey.

In my professional life, I have mostly worked in business development and project finance roles. The possibility to contribute to strategies and innovations with a positive impact on human society has been a great source of motivation throughout my career. I enjoy working with the complex challenges facing large-scale technological projects.

Each step on this path had life-altering consequences. I met people who profoundly influenced me. I witnessed great successes and failures. All of this ignited a thirst to understand how humans and organizations work.

I aspire to be a lifelong learner, a thinker and doer, someone who continuously bridges theory and practice. I have a fascination with the nuts and bolts of organizations and human society. Rather than rooting for pretentious grand theories, I am more interested in understanding the smaller individual mechanisms behind things and the many interdependencies that add up to form complex and often unpredictable systems.

While doing so I try to maintain a pragmatic and non-academic approach. What I care about is to distill practical wisdom from my experiences. That is why I made this website: to share some of my personal discoveries, insights and thoughts with friendly minds. I hope you will find it to your liking.

— Ludvig