Second Negation is an interdisciplinary team that works to identify, analyze and visualize data to forge a solid foundation for strategic problem solving. From search engine optimization to assembly-line data analysis to automated data harvesting from textual sources, we provide services to a range of clients

Educational Institutions


Manufacturing Companies

Non Profits

Our unique method generates a complete decomposition of your problem, providing the optimal foundation for strategic problem solving. These are its features:


We use logic-based data analysis to decompose problems into causal chains, which point us in the direction of their potential source (either intra-systemic root conflicts or mistakes).


Instead of asking the question, “Why does P occur?”, we ask “What would you do in order to bring about P by means of the available resources?”


We use general logic to produce an exhaustive analysis that articulates the relevant information (that we gather from your specialists) into one picture.

Fully explicit functional chains

By expressing each statement according to our semantic domino principle the causal chains become fully explicit functional chains.


The result of our analysis is a visualization of the interdependencies between the relevant causal chains of the problem.


Our decomposition of your problem provides the optimal foundation for strategic problem solving.

Our unique combination - an experienced engineer and a specialist in methodology & logic - makes for a powerful team that knows how to tackle complex problems efficiently.

Justus Schollmeyer

Methodology & Data Science

has a strong background in philosophy and data science and investigates the logic of creative problem solving. He is doing research on the development of effective tools for facilitating the creation of strong solutions to dilemmatic problems.

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Kartik B. Ariyur

Automation & Engineering

has a Ph.D. in control engineering. His work on extremum seeking control is used in dozens of industries, his algorithms at Qualcomm running on cellphones worldwide and his algorithms for gas turbine engines running in 70% of commercial aircraft APUs worldwide.

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When required by the nature of the project, we will recruit expertise from our interdisciplinary team to develop the best solution to your problem.

Isabel Estevez

Economics & Policy

is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge on economic development theories and their application. She has extensive experience in consulting and policy design, with a focus on industrial strategy, innovation and sustainable development.

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Dietmar Zobel

Chemistry & Hydropower

is a specialist for inventive problem solving with a Ph.D. in chemistry and more than 40 years of industry experience holding a variety of patents — most of them used in chemical industry. He is the author of influential books and articles on creative problem solving.

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