Blame, Fault, and Personal Attribution

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes The English phrase “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” has an interesting implication; it means to tell us that there are certain conditions under which we may become culpable for our own having been deceived by others. But why? Why should you be at […]

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Is life a rough ride?

We all endure trials and challenges. We all endure difficulties, setbacks, frustrations, and non-ideal circumstances. Life can be a rough ride. But as this article will explain; the roughness of the ride of life that we experience depends on two major variables: The roughness of the road that we are currently driving on (external circumstances) […]

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What is scalability in business?

Scalability. It’s one of those buzzwords we hear all the time in business settings; “Will this scale well?” “This doesn’t seem scalable.” But what does this word and related concept actually entail? This article aims to explore it in more depth and hopefully give it some definition and structure that it lacks in everyday conversation. […]

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Night Photography

I’ve been doing some night photography — an old hobby of mine which I have resurrected. All photos are available for use, please link back if you use them.

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What is Success?

It’s the age old question; how do we define our personal success and thus identify whether we should feel happy and satisfied with ourselves? Success as a human construction In his really good TED talk, Yuval Harari points out that one of the main reasons that humans have become the dominant species on this earth is […]

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Happy music 2015 wrap up

Here’s my list of personal top 5 favourite songs from 2015. It’s a mix of trance and techno mainly. This is happy music. In no particular order. (Note: just because I put it here doesn’t mean the song was released in 2015! It just means I still love it as a favourite in 2015. Often I […]

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One great wish: A world with no money

If I were “miss universe” standing in my bikini before the world and were asked “what’s your greatest wish for the world?” my answer would be: A world that has outgrown money I use the word “outgrown” very intentionally. There are some folks out there who have genuinely outgrown money; not that they don’t still need […]

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The Genius of AND — Liberate yourself from non-paradoxical thinking

One of the most impedimental patterns of thought that humans subject themselves to is the “Enforced EITHER / OR” pattern. Otherwise articulated by Jim Collins as “The Tyranny of the OR” or also called “dichotomous thinking”. This applies around the board from business to psychology to personal relationships to philosophy to science and all the way […]

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Every time you use Google — a reverie

  There, I just did a Google search. Billions of webpages and a majority of the entire library of mankind was just sorted by my search term in 0.43 seconds. No big deal — this happens about 3.5 billion times a day, or 40 000 per second. By all accounts it’s pretty much a common […]

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Why we don’t do things

With the new year upon us, many people are setting their “new year’s resolutions” — usually an inordinately long set of goals that are cute and ornate, but unrealistic. Nevertheless, when you crack down on it, the reason we don’t keep our goals is not because the goals themselves are unrealistic (which is commonly the case) but […]

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