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What do Aliens have to do with Hillary Clinton and World War 3?

When I was in my early twenties, I was driving a New Zealand open road at night with my ex-girlfriend in the passenger seat. We were out in the country where there were no street lights. The moon and many stars in the night sky provided the only light other than for the car’s headlights.… Continue reading What do Aliens have to do with Hillary Clinton and World War 3?

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Working hard vs. Being productive

The Stoic philosopher Seneca stated that so many people squander their lives on wine and lust, greed and ambition. The problem, “is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste so much of it … there is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living.” There is nothing… Continue reading Working hard vs. Being productive

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The art of listening: Words of wisdom from Mark… Twain, not me.

Mark Twain. I love this dude. I’ve never read his books, but I still love him like a fat kid loves cake. This love has formed purely on the basis of a google search “Mark Twain quotes”, and some Wikipedia-ering. I can’t tell you how I came about googling Mark Twain, because, you know… it’s… Continue reading The art of listening: Words of wisdom from Mark… Twain, not me.

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Simon Sinek: Motivational youtube binge

Binge watched a bunch of speeches by Simon Sinek tonight. His energy is addictive. Highly recommend his talks on youtube. Here are the ones I watched: Nobody wins Discussion regarding leadership and what qualities are present in good leaders; discussion on the game of business, and the fact that many companies don't even know what… Continue reading Simon Sinek: Motivational youtube binge

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Stereotypes: review of an idea from Nicholas Epley’s book ‘Mindwise’

Throughout my life I have very rarely read books. The Witches and Harry Potter (1 through 4) are the only books I can truly remember reading from start to finish. As an example of my inability to pursue reading, in my second year at High School one of my English teachers let us read every Friday… Continue reading Stereotypes: review of an idea from Nicholas Epley’s book ‘Mindwise’

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Millenials: Entitled or disillusioned?

The title of this post will instantly make most aware of it’s subject matter. Millenial’s, the generation born (roughly) between 1980 and 2000, are often portrayed as an entitled bunch. We have so much choice. Yet we show no appreciation for the endless options afforded to us. We have the opportunity to work hard and… Continue reading Millenials: Entitled or disillusioned?