The Humm Handbook (Chris Golis): A review

The Humm Handbook: Lifting Your Level of Emotional Intelligence is a book by Christopher Golis that presents a personality modelling framework named “Humm-Wadsworth” . The Humm-Wadsworth model (abbreviated to Humm) attempts to describe human personality in terms of sets of common traits and desires that are found in all people to greater or lesser degrees. The framework is ...

Will AI take your job?

The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in conversation levels around the world regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). There’s been a good amount of dialogue covering a wide variety of topics: everything from Movies like Ex Machina exploring...

Shawn Powrie
11 min read
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...

Shawn Powrie
7 min read
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...

Shawn Powrie
3 min read
The concept of “productive paranoia”

A beautiful nuance of greatness that could be generally misunderstood is the idea of “productive paranoia”. Productive paranoia is a classic example of the Genius of the AND — yes, it is being paranoid, but being paranoid AND productive with...

Shawn Powrie
3 min read
How undisciplined thought harms companies

The quirks of human behaviour and understanding carry over to companies and the decisions that are made. As human beings we have a propensity to latch on to concepts. We tend to value or assign higher importance to things we do understand...

Shawn Powrie
3 min read