Are you getting sucked in the cycle?

Economic cycle. Seasonal cycle. Property Cycle. Water Cycle. There is a cycle for just about every bad situation out there, and because of it, it’s going to get better, right? There are physical phenomena that are classified as cycles, such as the water cycle. But we can not simply assume that everything that has variations […]

Happy 30th! CPR for your NYR.

Congratulations! Today your New Year’s Resolutions turns 30. Hang on, what New Year’s Resolutions? Struggling to remember yours? Perhaps some did not turn 30. Perhaps they tragically deceased sometime in the last 30 days, bullied out of existence by the relentlessness of every-day life. Erased from your schedule by other tasks that promoted themselves as […]

Why you need to know the sound of one hand clapping.

To help the student zen monks attain enlightenment, the teacher gives each a riddle that can not be solved with conventional thinking. These riddle takes the form of thought-provoking and paradoxical anecdotes called Kōan. The famous expression “sound of one hand clapping” originated from such an anecdote and embodies the essence of the Kōan. The Kōan is the […]

Why you must change the rules to advance.

Several years ago I was in a very unpleasant situation that had become a protracted problem with no practical end in sight. I was extremely frustrated, and stood to loose significant assets. I could see no way forward, I was stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. On afternoon, as I was reviewing […]

There is no fact without that feeling…

Expertise not sticking? Losing the argument, even with all your facts unambiguously right? We see start-ups with innovative feature-loaded and superior products eclipsed by a more expensive, clumsy and less featured competitors. We see electoral campaigns fought on truths, half-truths and blatant misinformation, and rarely does the person with the credentials, the integrity and the […]

Put your sunglasses on…. and stop being normal!

People are looking at you. They are looking you up and down, passing a brief but significant judgement, and most likely moving on to the next person. By then you have most likely been forgotten. You know, because it is precisely how you are looking at them. We as humans naturally have an interest in […]

Timecounting 101: The True Price of Waiting.

15,000 Days. That is the number of days most people spend in “working life” till retirement (assuming that you start a career in your early 20’s and retire in your early 60’s). Yes, that is not a typo: fifteen-thousand days. That’s it. If you are not are reading this on your mobile device, go pick it […]