Isn't it odd that the government allows banks to lend out more money than the bank physically owns? When a bank considers lending money to someone, they look at that customers previous history and current circumstances. If the customer ticks all the right boxes then the bank can give that customer money which the bank… Continue reading Belief In The Future
In normal life average effort, average ability, average strategy = average results. In business most people fail. This therefore means that doing what everyone else is doing, or listening to advice most people give will lead to failure.
There's a running gag in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia". One of the main characters keeps getting more and more fat in the name of "cultivating mass". He claims that he's not obese, but muscular and strong. The reason the gag is funny is because there are so many people out there who claim they're… Continue reading When It Feels Like You’re Pushing A Rock Uphill
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!
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