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Learn or Improve

Growing as a person is an invaluable and essential goal to seeking happiness, success, and of course, fortune. The opposite of growth is decay, which leads to unhappiness, indifference, and trouble. I would actually argue that not growing is almost as bad as decay, as the simple lack of growth can be equally debilitating. However, … Continue reading

How Big Will Your Autobiography Be?

Here’s the basic question: how big will your autobiography be? Now let me tell you why I ask that. I started reading Richard Branson’s autobiography – Losing My Virginity. The thing is a monster, over 600 pages if my memory serves me right (it has been known to fail me too). Here’s the punch line: that 600+ … Continue reading

It’s All About Culture

So I just finished reading Boomerang by Michael Lewis (book review to follow) and I think the general thesis of the author (whether or not he meant to be this prescient) is: It’s All About Culture What Did They Do? Here’s the opening argument for each group: what would they do when locked in a dark room … Continue reading

Where Do You Go for a Feast of the Mind?

If you like my blog, follow it by entering your email on the right-hand side – get updates to your inbox!   I bet you if I asked almost anyone they could tell me their favourite place to eat – perhaps its sushi, ribs, wings, whatever – they know their favourite place to dine. I always find … Continue reading

Can You Read? Not as Well as You Think!

Reading is an interesting skill. I would think that almost 100% (probably 100%) of people reading this blog can, well… read. You know how to interpret the characters on this page into words, and words into sentences, and so on. The question I am asking is not whether or not you know how to read, … Continue reading

How Do You REALLY Move Up at Work?

Firstly, this is my own personal opinion, it may not be right, but I have seen it work over and over (both in my life, and others). So, how do you really move up at work? What Does It Mean to ‘Move Up’? It’s hard to define what moving up really means. To me, moving … Continue reading

How Are You Holding Yourself Back?

I am not talking about major personal flaws or deficiencies; I am talking about the little things. Things that you do – almost subconsciously – day after day. It was a personal insight of mine about a year ago, noticing things that I was doing that were unknowingly hamstringing my creative side. Being a generation … Continue reading

Is It Really That Bad?

So I had a bit of an upset today. After driving to Waterloo, then driving back to Toronto, I realized I left my credit card at a restaurant in Waterloo – and it just so happens that I needed it. After a fit of swearing, smashing, and destroying everything in my path (for about 5 … Continue reading