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.
We measure and obsess about KPI’s at work but we should equally pay attention to work environment. Here’s the science to back this up.
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 […]
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.
“Sorry, I was taking you home!” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said that. Maybe you know what I’m talking about here. In case you don’t, let me explain, nothing dodgy here. This normally happens when I’m giving a friend a ride. Next thing I know, we’re deep in conversation and I’ve switched to […]
Yes, struggle is good news. Most of the time. This might sound a crazy thing to say in a day and age when convenience is all the rage. We are accustomed to being able to do pretty much everything easily, from the comfort of our home if we want to: shopping (grocery or otherwise), learning […]
The double edge sword of the information age: Never has it been so easy to access data on just about everything under the sun. On the flipside never has it been so difficult to distinguish the fine wine from the substandard, the substance from the fluff , let alone to choose from countless viable options. […]
Got an online business? Does your work involve social media management? Going on holiday or want to focus on something else for a while? Or maybe you just want to spend less time on social media? Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate your social media management? Well you can! I’m not just talking about linking […]
Brains VS Brawn I’m sure you’ve heard it suggested or even explained with great conviction that in life you have to choose between the two. You may have heard that brawns particularly are cultivated at the expense of brains. It maybe that this was based on the anecdotal evidence that some sporting personalities seem to […]
What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo and Galileo Galilei have in common? Yes, they are considered to be great thinkers, inventors, artists, ahead of their time maybe. But what else? They all played an instrument.
It has been said that life begins outside your comfort zone, or that the magic happens outside our comfort zone, but what does that really mean? Is it another cliché devoid of real substance? My experience is that it’s not. Let me explain.