NEVER ask: "What do you want to be when you're older?". Instead ask: "What would you like your life to be like when you're older?"
Most of us nowadays do knowledge work. This is the type of work which doesn't need much physical strength, but relies more on mental ability. People who carry out knowledge work gain more knowledge as they do their work. Therefore as new knowledge accumulates the nature of the original work continually changes. There are a… Continue reading You & Your Organisation Should Always Be Changing
In school or university, most people are average (by definition) and most people want to be like each other. Interestingly enough most people who go out and accomplish big things aren't necessarily below average, average or even above average when compared to other people in a traditional setting. The difference is that these people don't… Continue reading The Same Kind Of Average
A few milliseconds is what sets a winner apart from a loser in a race. All that training comes down to a fraction of a second When you look at a linear graph, are you looking at a straight line, or are you looking at an exponential curve really close up? Is the red line… Continue reading Be 3% Better
Few people know that Sir Isaac Newton, along with being one of the best scientific minds the world has ever seen, was also an alchemist. On the one hand he created the theory of gravity and on the other hand he was trying to turn lead into gold. It may seem absurd to us now,… Continue reading Always Go For Gold!
A heuristic; Anyone that has written "All views are my own", on their Twitter account or blog (or anywhere for that matter) has nothing original to say. If they've put this as a headline on their account then by definition it means that they are worried what other people think - usually because that person… Continue reading “All Views Are My Own” (Yeah, Right!)
Entrepreneurs solve problems the thinking goes. What's not often talked about though is that solving a big problem often entails having to fix a bunch of smaller "meta problems". If you ask people what Uber does, most would say it's an app to order a taxi. Sure it is, but Uber also solves a bunch… Continue reading Meta Problems