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 […]
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” This was my least favourite question in job interviews a while back. I felt like my answers were phoney because whatever I set out to do never seem to materialise. I was still figuring out this messy thing called life and was mainly reacting to it. But […]
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.
Apparently we are completely renewed on a cellular level every 7 to 10 years. Have you ever felt as if your mind undergoes the same process? I mean in the last decade or so, (I’m still quite young 🤔😆) I’ve experienced this mental urge to pull myself by the ear, give myself a bit of […]
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 […]
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, I kid you not, I thought girls fell pregnant after eating a specific diet! Erhm. I was about […]
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 […]
Following my own advice, I went on a purge in my email inbox. I unsubscribed from a few peeps. Then lo and behold! I subscribed to more! What happened? Well the peeps I kept were introducing various other peeps and I got intrigued. This made me think deeper about the reason why I should go […]
Knowledge isn’t power. Not exactly. No, this isn’t a typo. No I’m not being controversial. Let me explain. In my youth, I hated Maths. So when I left school I felt the need to revisit Maths as a subject. I read the book Mathematics for adults by Graham Lawler (2005). In his preface he predicted […]
Is it possible to go from unfit, lethargic, having a beer belly and poor or questionable overall health to being ripped, fit and healthy in 4 weeks? Yes. Or at least that’s what it will seem from the outside. You can be unrecognisable in a month, for all the right reasons. But it will take […]