This post is an interview with Oscar Contreras who has recently published the book “B2U” (Business To You and Be To You), a guide to personal branding and entrepreneurship. Oscar Contreras is a former Division Manager for EA Games. He worked on big hits like “The Sims”. Brand Ambassador, Personal Branding and B2U Evangelist.  Currently […]

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University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman categorised hundreds of people into three groups based on how they pursued happiness: The Pleasant Life: People in pursuit of the Pleasant Life seek happiness by looking for pleasure. They are good at savouring the moment and making their pleasures last. The Engaged Life: People in pursuit of the […]

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“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton In the words of Sir Isaac Newton, mentors extend our vision, enable us to attain greater heights. Mentors provide counsel and expand our resourcefulness. The word itself is inspired by the character of Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey. The goddess Athena takes on his […]

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What do effective leaders actually do? There have people who have the title of leader, but they are not leaders. There are people who don’t have a title, but they are leaders. What is it that makes a person into a leader? There are 5 levels of leadership …paraphrased by me, from the work of John […]

If you live in Barcelona and need a dose of inspiration, watch these videos.  If you are travelling to Barcelona and need to get a feel for your trip, watch these videos.  If you don’t know what you are doing, watch these videos. What is it about Barcelona? Barcelona in achievements… Barcelona in Hyperlapse… Barcelona […]

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Happy People share one characteristic in common. There are many different approaches to happiness, and many varied approaches… but there is one vital ingredient. It is very hard to find someone who is happy who doesn’t have strong, quality friendships and a satisfying romantic relationship. (Even imaginary friends help. Children with imaginary friends are more […]

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In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Eisenhower said: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” Robert Glazer shared this simple but powerful life management tool on his blog today […]

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Pain or Gain? There are two fundamental drives to human action: Avoidance of Pain Seeking of Gain. This is how we work. There are no other external causes of action. We take action when we truly believe: It will avoid a Pain, or We truly believe it will deliver a Gain. If I am not […]

I was listening to the Very Bad Wizards podcast episode #97 on how we really change our minds.  They discuss a manifesto for a new virtual country called Rationalia that was initially shared on social media by Neil Degrasse Tyson.  Here’s a very good reflection from Neil on the controversy triggered by his suggestion. In […]

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I love the blog of Tim Urban: Wait but Why.  He gave a TED talk a year or so ago, but I think it is best to get to know him through his mastery of the quirky doodle & story form that he delivers in his blog. These are some of my favourite posts, so […]

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