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About this Blog

This is a non-official blog by Ardan Michael Blum in Palo Alto. Project made with great admiration for Alex Karp. Related: Message

About: Dr Alexander Caedmon Karp – Overview

Alex was born on October 2, 1967 in Philadelphia.

He is bilingual in English and German and speaks French. Alex earned his Law Degree from Stanford University (where he and Peter Thiel became friends) and received his Ph.D. in Neoclassical Social Theory from the University of Frankfurt (he studied with Jurgen Habermas).

He founded Caedmon Group, and was Co-founder of Palantir Technologies Inc. Palantir was founded in 2003 /2004 as a private software and services company specializing in big-data intelligence analytics, analysiscyber security, and more. He is also listed as Director at RoboteX.

In print: Aggression in der Lebenswelt: Die Erweiterung des Parsonsschen Konzepts der Aggression durch die Beschreibung des Zusammenhangs von Jargon, Aggression und Kultur (Aggression in the living world : The extension of Parsons’s concept of aggression by the description of the link of jargon, aggression and Culture) and in PDF for download / Second PDF can be seen on a browser without download. More about Talcott Parsons and further reading about Parsons. See other publication by Alexander C. Karp. More:  Wikipedia About Alex and Palantir Technologies

– Please note this is in no way a complete biography.

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Message for Dr. Karp

I would ADORE working for Palantir Technologies.

It may be the right day to hire a NEW passionate geek.

I work with a “zoom-into” ability; perception and interpretation and needed coding.

– Ardan Michael Blum.


Born in 1970. I am Bi-lingual, French and English. I graduated from the International School of Geneva, Switzerland in 1988. I went on to get a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Bennington College, Vermont. Over the past 25 years I have become highly specialized in SEO and ORM. Today I run A. Blum Localization Services in Palo Alto – We provide expert translation services, local SEO, social media and website creation for firms, startups, multimedia projects, apps and/or software localization projects. From 1999 to 2015 I ran several projects to support and care for senior citizens in Switzerland. Our site narratives-du-patrimoine.ch is a rare example of shared life stories.


I love photography. Am an amateur cellist (since 1975). Have been very active in Freemasonry. I adore Dachshunds, reading, and champagne.

Ardan Michael Blum - CEO at A. Blum Localization Services, Palo Alto, CA


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