There are 3 primary drivers of results in life: Your luck (randomness) Your strategy (choices) Your actions (habits) Nice tweet from James Clear, the author of the book Atomic Habits. There is a fourth driver of Results 4. how I respond to what happens I am reading Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life at the… Continue reading Results in Life
What makes for a meaningful human life? Who and what are the most important for you? Leo Tolstoy addresses these questions in his 1886 short story The Death of Ivan Ilyich. This is a book that I give away often. It is a short book, just over 50 pages long. It can be read from… Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The newspaper is full of other people’s problems. Do they bother you? The world is full of people who don’t know what you expect from them. Does it bother you when they don’t do what you expect? How can you have a good day when you give 8 billion people control over your state of… Continue reading Improve your Life: Be Intentional about what Frustrates you
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These are my notes from reading the short article Strategy and the Fat Smoker by David Maister. As we come up to the season of new year’s resolutions, I took some time to reflect on what it takes to make change happen in our lives, and in our businesses. David Maister is a former Harvard… Continue reading I know what I want to do, so why don't I do it?
It is a trade off. Charlie Munger said in a recent interview: “if you take lots of heroin, you’ll be very happy over the next 3 weeks… but the long term impact is catastrophic” How to balance short term enjoyment with long term fulfillment? Reflection in this video is on this balance between habits for… Continue reading Short term Happy vs Long term Fulfilled
How to live a fulfilling human life? Abraham Maslow was the first psychologist to look specifically at what it takes to live a healthy, fulfilling human life. Prior to Maslow, psychology was focussed on dealing with mental illness and abnormality. Maslow suggested that to be happy, it is not sufficient to just remove sadness. The… Continue reading Living A Fulfilling Human Life: Meeting The 6 Emotional Needs
IESE Business School Professors Mireia Gine, Yago de la Cierva, Mike Rosenberg, Mireia de las Heras and Javier Diaz-Gimenez share 5 important business trends for 2020. What are the Business Trends for 2020? Purpose is on the boardroom agenda, it is no longer sufficient to “turn a profit” Social Intelligence is the key type of… Continue reading Business Trends for 2020: The year of Purpose
Great leaders have high levels of self awareness. One element of self awareness is a good understanding of how human beings differ in terms of personality. The big 5 personality traits can be remembered with the acronym OCEAN. OCEAN Trait descriptions and impact on job performance. Openness, inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious; Openness is positively related to proactivity at the… Continue reading Self Awareness: The Big 5 Personality Traits