Tag: life lessons

A 2D Worm in a 4D World

A 2D Worm in a 4D World

If you bounce a ball in front of a worm navigating a flat surface, the worm will see a horizontal line growing in both directions momentarily – and then disappearing, without any explanation that the worm would find plausible. That’s what a two-dimensional life is all about: left, right, forward, and back. There’s no ups […]

When Passover and Easter Converge

When Passover and Easter Converge

When Passover and Easter converge, as is the case this year, it is a tough moment for many of us who are innately diverse and inclusive. With less than a day away from the holiday, we may start thinking about the fine line between the traditions that are good to keep and the innovation we […]

Weekend Reading: Silicon Startup Secrets, All-in-One

Weekend Reading: Silicon Startup Secrets, All-in-One Required Reading

If #hi-tech #PaloAlto #Stanford #dropout #entrepreneur #disruptive #innovation and #fraud are prominent among your mental hashtags, read this book: “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou – and you will get all-in-one.

The Risk is Still There

The Risk is Still There

Is it just me, or this is a universal tendency now – looking for Life Hacks instead of working towards Excellence?

Shared Values of Self-Made Millionaires

Shared Values of Self-Made Millionaires Human Values

There’s an interesting article posted recently on LinkedIn Pulse. Jeff Haden put this in his post headline, making it almost instantly viral: “8 of 10 Self-Made Millionaires Were Not ‘A’ Students. Instead, They Share 1 Trait.” The trait, of course, is their willingness to learn. While I agree with Jeff Hadden, that is not news. […]

How can Elon Musk put in 80-100 hours a week and still have a life?

How can Elon Musk put in 80-100 hours a week and still have a life?

(Originally answered on Quora) Most probably you want to share your surprise that Elon Musk, who reportedly stayed overnight at Tesla site on many occasions, still looks and behaves like a normal sociable person, gives interviews and is altogether in good health and good spirits, right? This is because he is fortunate enough to have […]

A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man

A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man Required Reading

“Read before bed every night.” If you want to read something really special this weekend and perhaps be able to share it with your kids, try “Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond. Published a few years ago, the book has never made it to a bestseller list. This is what happens to the […]

“Am I Paranoid?” Client Seeking Advice

“Am I Paranoid?” Client Seeking Advice Who Is Your Boss?

What would be your advice to this client? This story sounds like a job-interview business case – but it is not. My client Alex (not his real name) is asking me for advice. He thinks that his boss, a senior manager in their company, has lied about his background and experience. Connecting on LinkedIn, Alex […]

Brian Fetherstonhaugh: “The Long View”

Brian Fetherstonhaugh: “The Long View” Required Reading

Over the weekend, I have read a very interesting book – “The Long View” by Brian Fetherstonhaugh. Brian Fetherstonhaugh is the Chairman & CEO of OgilvyOne, but the book is not about marketing. It is a thoughtful but clear feedback on his personal career experiences, supported by “business cases” from the careers of other successful […]

Weekend Easy Reading: Inspirational Quote

Weekend Easy Reading: Inspirational Quote Challenge quote

I could not find the author of this quote. But it is simple and memorable. And printable.