Nobody wants to be a creative when they're young. They'd rather fit in. Everybody wants to be a creative when they're older. They want to have the courage to excel. I fear that for most, it's already too late.
Super specialisation in the last few decades has become commonplace. In the hospital we now have surgeons who can only operate on hands for example. Other doctors often joke that some of these surgeons only operate on the left hand and not the right. But even the doctors who don't consider themselves super-specialised are nowadays.… Continue reading Divided Knowledge
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
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
Introduction Second order thinking is hard. It's not a natural way of thinking. First order thinking refers to the most simplistic method of analysis. You can think of it as a form of thinking that most people engage in. As most people have the same thoughts, which are automatic and go without any questioning, they… Continue reading Second Order Discovery
That photo above used to be one of the most valuable commodities in the world. Land. Most people used to work in agriculture; growing and harvesting crops. This type of physical labor was the main source of employment less than a hundred years ago. Soon after World War II, things began to change. Quite suddenly… Continue reading What Is Your Mind Worth?
Over time I've found that writing thoughts down really allows you to flesh things out and follow things through to their logical conclusion. I suppose this blog itself is a form of catharsis and mental experimentation. It can sometimes be upsetting looking back at blog posts and realising that certain topics have been touched upon… Continue reading Keep Writing
The purpose of this blog post is to illustrate how startups are different from traditional businesses, but also why more people should start a startup. What's A Startup??! There is a misconception that any business "is a startup". In fact most businesses are not startups. Is that corner store a startup? Is a website that… Continue reading Thalesian Principles And Why More People Should Start Startups