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Tuesday you have Spanish

October 21, 2013

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We are racing, in a race, all of us. We first thought it was about getting good grades at school, then at university, then it was getting promoted, then married, and then a house. If at this point you have not decided to get out of the race, you will then turn the race to […]

Working with your hands

March 6, 2012

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It was June 17th and I went to the work site, also known as my home, and I told the lead builder: ‘I have good news and bad news’ I said ‘What is the bad news’ he said, being a good Irish man ‘I will be working here come Monday’ I said, with a wry […]

Why this debate matters

April 22, 2011

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When ever I think about problems like these, I am reminded of my friend the boiling frog. The theory with the frog is that it cannot sense gradual increases in temperature, and thus if you place it in water and slowly turn up the heat, it will not jump out. This is due to the […]

Not the hours you work, it is the work in your hours

October 8, 2010

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Working smarter and not harder is a passion of mine ever since I did my EMBA. I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that I can increase my productivity to allow me to spend the most time on the most important parts of my career and life. I strongly believe that […]

On luck…

April 7, 2010

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Came across this article recently, and thought it would be a great one to share. I am also a believer in ‘objective optimism’ and found this story really interesting! The work is from Richard Wiseman who is a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. Enjoy! And please comment with your reactions… +++++++++++++++++++++ A decade ago, […]

You got to find what you love

December 22, 2009

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Came across this the other day, and it might just be the holidays, but I found it really inspiring. Please welcome my guest blogger, Steve Jobs! ++++++++++++++++ This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored […]

Walking on the streets of London and buying goods in Marrakech

October 20, 2009

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I have been intrigued by the inherent (potential) trade-off of efficiency and creativeness. The need to crunch and get stuff done fast and the more time expansive and less efficient methods to create art. Let me tell two stories to create some debate, the topics are ‘Walking the streets of London’ & ‘buying goods in […]