My rant session wasn’t going very well. There I was, explaining away the causes of my struggles in an area or the other – not quite sure what it was – but my friend pointed out that the solution had been staring me in the face all along.
I should have taken a lesson from the clown fish and the sea anemone.
My friend has ambitions of turning his grassy backyard into a vegetable garden. But if I remember rightly, it’s been a couple of years now. It turns out that just having the best seeds isn’t all it takes to grow a garden. The soil has to be fertile or made fertile. It could be that […]
In recent years, I have discovered that I have a craving for nature. I am a sucker for strolls in leafy green surroundings. I find this the perfect place to get some cognitive space, away from the charivari of life. But my quest for solitude is not always successful because, as it turns out, a lot […]
Have you got a problem? Whether it be a stain on your shirt, dandruff, heart burn, a weight problem, a bad habit you want to break, here’s the thing: If a product really IS the solution, is there really a need for a NEW AND IMPROVED version ? I can guarantee you that there will always be […]
Why are we such an unhappy, unhealthy generation despite having so much more (in all areas including medicine) than ever before? What would you say? It’s a complex situation requiring a complex answer? But what if Sherlock Holmes was right? What if it all was “elementary, my dear Watson”? These Ted-Ed clips illustrate what I believe […]
Yes… There are clever marketers who search for what people want and then give it to them. They look on Google Insights, Google trends, amazon etc… find a profitable niche and hey presto! They become self-proclaimed gurus overnight. So in fact, teachers do appear. But they might not be the best teachers with the best concepts. They might […]
We want everything to be simple and straight forward.It’s a desirable thing.
But making products easier to use for end users, developing systems so the work can be easily managed, better organised, easier to teach and hand over require a more valuable trait.
We are talking about the practice of fallowing a field, i.e leaving it uncultivated for a season or 2, so the soil can regenerate. It has been practised in Israel for millennia. To start with, it was only associated with the Jewish religion but was borrowed by people of many creeds and cultures because it made so much […]
Not too long ago I used to think all wealthy people had to be dishonest or inhumane. Rewind time further back and I thought I had to be quite well off to run a car. Rewind time even further back and you’d discover that I thought girls fell pregnant after eating a specific diet! Erhm. […]
Where has the time gone? It seems to be a recurring question of mine. I cruise along then at some point (usually about half way through the year) I go into a mild panic: I reflect on the goals I set myself (or thought of setting) and decide what to do next (either go for a proverbial […]
Your teachers insist that you get that degree to ensure you get a good job. There is no other way, they say. Your family and friends are telling you why you can’t suceeed at this passion project you have. TV programmes tell you how the rich are getting richer, the poor poorer and convince you […]
Your brain is incredibly fast. It has been estimated to process 200 million billion bits of data per second! No matter how fast a reader you are, while your eyes are following each word, your brain makes sense of it, as well as countless other cues in your environment. You’re probably not even aware […]