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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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