There's an old business story about a cookie factory owner. His company was making millions of cookies and was very profitable. However, his board was always asking for more profits. One day the cookie factory owner thought of a great idea! "What if we got rid of 1 of the 13 spices we put in… Continue reading I Can Guarantee Something That Will Never Ever Change And It’s Where To Find All The Opportunities.
"I stink, therefore I tram." I spent some time living in Prague, Czech Republic. The summers would get really hot and I couldn't help but notice that the Czechs had a strange aversion to deodorants. This would become painfully obvious when riding the public trams. I wasn't the only person that noticed this, but of… Continue reading Don’t Say That!
I was shocked at what the pyramids looked like up close when I went to Egypt. I always thought that they'd be smooth* on the outside. But when I got up close to them they were made of very large stones. Pyramids of Giza More recently I found out that many of the Greek and… Continue reading If It Looks & Swims & Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Not Be A Duck
True story. I was once working in a hospital that was desperately short of doctors to cover the night shift. The hospital somehow managed to find a senior doctor to cover one of the night shifts to oversee the work of the junior doctors, admit new patients and ensure patients were safe over night. Usually… Continue reading Is Someone Getting The Best Of You?
It is unusual how when you insist on measuring something, you often end up measuring what actually doesn't matter. Often the thing you end up measuring is a distant relative of something meaningful. Modern medicine is pretty incredible. We can stick a tube down your air pipe and artificially ventilate you, we can keep your… Continue reading How To Measure Your Life
Two fish swam past one another. One turns to the other and says: "The water's nice today isn't it?" After a few minutes the second fish thought to himself: "What's water???" Ideas are valuable. Ideas are the birthplace of innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation. The problem in today's world is that many ideas go unquestioned… Continue reading It All Starts With An Idea
The only thing between where you are now and where you want to be are a series of hurdles. Few people overcome these hurdles to reach the goal. Few people push through to become the person they want to become. Stupid people start something while full well knowing, from the very beginning, that they're never… Continue reading Are You Stupid, Mature Or Brave?