Caring Matters

The chef who goes to the market every day, does it as a matter of personal pride because he really cares. The baker who gets up at 5am to bake fresh bread, does it because he really cares about the classical way of baking bread. The doctor who works overtime does it because she really cares… Continue reading Caring Matters

Optionality

If you are making a tough decision, one way to know that you are making the correct decision is if your options increase. For example if you are wondering whether you should go to University or not, it is probably worth considering whether you will have more options at the end of your course, or… Continue reading Optionality

The Same Kind Of Average

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

Eureka!

It is said that when Archimedes jumped in to have a bath, he realised that the volume of water that was displaced was equal to the part of his body that he submerged.  When he had this insight Archimedes jumped out of the bath screaming "Eureka! Eureka!". In my experience, this is the complete opposite… Continue reading Eureka!

Hater’s Gonna’ Hate

There's something repulsive about professional critics.  Whether it's a music critic or a food critic I hate them. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. There's something obscene about a creator busting their ass off to make something special, only to be judged and critiqued by a no good for nothing… Continue reading Hater’s Gonna’ Hate

The View From The Top

In Greek mythology Gaia was the Goddess of the Earth and the mother of all creation. Imagine someone born on top of a mountain (let's call these types "Bureaucrats"), unable to get down (possibly because they need to keep paying for the mortgage they can't really afford or the car they shouldn't have leased). Their… Continue reading The View From The Top

Specifically Not Obvious

How do you figure out what advice to listen to? Most of the advice that you come across from books, courses, teachers, articles etc is very general. You know the type of advice intuitively as you've already heard the answers a million times. For example, I recently came across an article where the interviewer was… Continue reading Specifically Not Obvious