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Does this event change anything?

On the train yesterday, due to some passengers being noisy, I missed the driver’s announcement as to why we had made an unscheduled stop in the middle of nowhere. I felt my blood starting to boil. Right up until I realised that – even if I heard what the driver had said – it wouldn’t […]

Which type of attention?

You’re getting lots of attention, but what to make of it? Negative attention from people not enrolled on your journey: Highly possible you could be doing something right that’s just not for these people. Negative attention from people enrolled on your journey: Alarm bells should be ringing. Positive attention from people not enrolled on your […]

The really hard-to-measure metrics

“If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”. This maxim – along with its variations – has been floating around in the business world for a while. And it’s not strictly true. Its biggest proponents are those who like to parade strange, meaningless vanity metrics around in front of would-be and existing investors to […]

Apply perspective

This post is going to make me sound like a grumpy, 90-year old curmudgeon, but I don’t care. I was reading an article on Vogue.com and I came across the following sentence: “Burned out from her own career in technology and the results of the 2016 election…” I’m sorry… burned out from a career in technology […]

You have more than you think

“How could any sensible person be upset by being in exile? Exile certainly does not deprive us of water, earth, air, or the sun and the other stars.” Musonius Rufus So you’ve lost everything. Really? Can you still breathe the air? Does your heart still pump blood? Is your mind functioning? Then you have way […]

Choose your story

“A podium and a prison is each a place, one high and the other low, but in either place your freedom of choice can be maintained if you so wish.” Epictetus, Discourses, 2.6.25 What story are you telling yourself? Are you telling yourself that you’re too poor? Too old? Too tired? Not clever enough? Not […]

You are not the things you have

You are not: Your millions in the bank Your degree Your job title Your possessions And this is a good thing because it means you’re also not: Your ego Your debt Your failures Your lack of success (so far)