Chapter 15

Loose Ends and Opportunities

The last chapter of any book bears a great deal of responsibility, because various reader groups meet again in this chapter. All those who read from cover to cover wish an overall summary including suggestions for further approach. Those who read selected chapters would like to learn here what they didn’t have time to read in detail. And all those who read only the last chapter want to see the core statement of this book presented on half a page. Let’s begin with an executive summary.

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