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Painful Words About A Painful Process – Creativity | Short Reads

If I shy away from the suffering, from the struggle, then I also shy away from the essence—the truth, the ethos, the lifeblood, the...

On ‘Being Yourself’ and ‘Following Your Passion’ (hint: don’t)

'Be yourself' and 'find your passion' are perhaps the most substandard, shabby, useless pieces of advice around. The first is anti-self-improvement—and we all have...

The Important Things In Life Get None Of The Attention

The work of the scientists, nurses, educators and philosophers will always be beaten to the spotlight by the latest phone, piece of news, fashion...

Why Working For Free May Be Exactly What You Need, And Why The Concept...

Letting go of your feelings of entitlement in order to stoop down and squeeze your ego through the 'low' door that is volunteer or...

The Tallest Poppy Is The Most Vulnerable, Envied—And The Most Beautiful

On tall poppies, naysayers, and loud noisesEven if you life the perfectly virtuous, moderately successful and good life, you will still have naysayers to...

Why Your Colleagues (or you) Don’t Work Hard — The Main Cause Of Mediocre...

This piece is a takeout from my recent series of articles on the cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies. The series consists of four...

Thinking About Success: 8 Directives For Making Things Happen

After an interesting conversation with a friend this morning, about the meaning of success amongst many other things, the idea birthed in my mind...

A Few Words On Consequential Thinking

The more we dither and no extraordinary disaster follows, the more dithering seems just fine. Hence: - Our ignorance about our carbon footprint and environmental...

The Problem With Preparation: The Myth Of Readiness

Is there such thing as being ready, in life? You can spend time getting ready, and preparing, and formulating, and devising, and planning, and thinking,...

The (Largely) Untold Truth About Success: The Most Important Thing To Know About Being...

A Different Kind Of Preparation For Success If you’re going to succeed, do great things, be rich, be famous or be powerful, or at least...

What Can We All Learn From Surgeons ?

The life of a surgeon is an intriguing one...

How to Win in Business – Hire Attitude, Not ‘Skills’

For a winning business, hire the right staff...
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What Fire Can Teach Us About Living

Nature is our gateway to understanding the laws that govern this weird, wacky and wonderful life we try so hard to live right. Fire...

Your Progress = ‘Number’ x Experiments

The progress you make in life is just a function of how many experiments you cram into your life and undertake on a daily...

How to Get Started in Business – Start Small

Do something. Then do something bigger...

How To Win In Business – Teach The Customer

Teach your consumers about your service...

A Few Thoughts On Creativity…

What exactly is 'creativity'?