Monthly Archives: December 2013

Maybe negative new years resolutions might be better

I am quite certain that new year resolutions don’t really work, are more wishful thinking (gyms are full in January and empty in February), except when you are registered for a course, study hard and pass. New resolutions but old … Continue reading

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Thank You

As the year 2013 comes to an end, I would like to express my gratitude to the people who have contributed to my development and growth this year. As an entrepreneur, it was never an easy year both personally and … Continue reading

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Why watching and waiting is torture

In a penalty situation in soccer, the ball takes less than 0.3 seconds to travel from the player who kicks the ball to the goal. There is not enough time for the goalkeeper to watch the ball’s direction. He must … Continue reading

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Why you should set fire to your ships

Next to my bed, two dozens books are staked high. I have dipped in and out of all them, but am unable to part with even one. I know that sporadic reading won’t help me achieve any real insights, despite … Continue reading

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If you have nothing to say, say nothing

When asked why a fifth of Americans were unable to locate their country on a world map, Miss Teen Carolina in the USA, a high school graduate, gave this answer in front of rolling cameras: ‘I personally believe that U.S. … Continue reading

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Beware of “chauffeur knowledge”

After receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918, Max Planck went on tour across Germany. Wherever he was invited, he delivered the same lecture on new quantum mechanics. Over time, his chauffeur grew to know it by heart: “It … Continue reading

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Build your own castle

Three scenarios – which would annoy you the most? A) Your friends salary increases. Yours stays the same B) Their salaries stay the same. Yours too. C) Their average salaries are cut. Your is too. If your answered A, don’t … Continue reading

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If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail (Part 2)

A man takes out a business loan, starts a company, and goes bankrupt shortly afterward. He falls into a depression and commits suicide. What do you make of this story? As a business analyst, you want to understand why the … Continue reading

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How to profit from the implausible

“All swans are white.” (Swans are water-birds whose close relatives includes the geese and ducks). For centuries, this statement was watertight. Every snowy specimen corroborated this. A swan in a different colour? Unthinkable. That was until the year 1697, when … Continue reading

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Its not what you say, but how you say it…

Consider these two statements: ‘Hey, dont you see the rubbish bin is full!’ Or ‘It would be really great if you could empty the rubbish bin, honey’ C’est le ton qui fait la musique: its not what you say, but … Continue reading

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