Tag: personal development

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 […]

Work Life as Business Travel

Work Life as Business Travel Think about your career as if it were business travel.

Think about your career as if it were business travel. If you do not plan to stay in the job for long, you behave like a hotel guest. You are not planning to change anything – and normally you won’t. You may leave some coffee stains on the carpet, collect all toiletries and, by mistake, […]

When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, you see a specialist. You don’t ask “Hey, you don’t have diabetes, how can you tell me what to do?” When you have a legal problem, you see a lawyer. You do not ask the lawyer if he has ever been divorced or – better – had a felony […]

Three Rules Making the Millennials Truly Great

Three Rules Making the Millennials Truly Great Facebook/Goose Island

I support and respect the Millennials for their choice of premium beer. It is amazing to see how real life confirms certain fundamental principles that are valid for business as well as for personal growth! From the article penned by a qualified Millennial @Kate_H_Taylor in @businessinsider, it is obvious that their choice is inspired by […]

Four-Letter Word, Starting with ‘F’: ….. ?

Four-Letter Word, Starting with ‘F’: ….. ?

No, not the one you think. And I am not surprised. You need a paradigm shift. Imagine reading something like this: Healthy Sex: Indulge your “sweet tooth” — the healthy way. Adding a little spice to your sex life is not off-limits in the […] Clinic Diet. Here’s how you can have your muffin and […]

Elon Musk Q7

Elon Musk Q7 Elon Musk Q7

A few months ago, I answered this question on Quora: “How can Elon Musk put in 80-100 hours a week and still have a social life or time for exercise, etc.?” My answer collected an incredible number of views and upvotes – a good indicator that this is (A) a hot topic and (B) my […]

How can I improve my skills in listening and how can I practice my speaking?

How can I improve my skills in listening and how can I practice my speaking?

Practice makes perfect. Practice speaking and listening – and use technology to analyze your skills and measure the progress. Sounds sophisticated? Not at all. All you need is a simple speech recorder or just your smartphone. Make it a habit to record all substantial conversations that you have during the day, then allocate ample time […]

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 […]

What are the best tips and tricks for increasing productivity and time management?

What are the best tips and tricks for increasing productivity and time management?

Here are a few off the top of my head. I am glad you’ve asked because it’s good to go through the list every once in a while. 1. Always have a plan. Thinking before doing requires some time and internal discipline but gives you an edge over the “doers” who act without thinking.  

What are the identifiers of a bad project?

What are the identifiers of a bad project? bad project

To answer this question (asked on Quora), we need to define the meaning of “bad” in “bad project.”  As an old project management bit of wisdom goes, there are three main reasons why projects fail (and thus may be identified as “bad projects”): Requirements Requirements Requirements