Why we hate heraing the truth
The problem with hearing the truth We live in this world where everyone is extremely careful on what they say to each other, careful not to upset someone else, even if they are 100% right and justified to do so. Have you ever wondered why people act like this? My personal opinion is that people are not prepared to hear the truth as it will disturb their safety and comfort zone, their convictions, their beliefs, their picture of the world. If you ask 100 people on the continue reading
Why gifted people waste their talent and how to reach your full potential
It always intrigued me why so many gifted, smart and talented people waste their talent and don't reach their full potential. Is it lack of courage, ignorance, fear or a feeling of "know it all"? Personally, I appreciate immensely the talent, the capacity to understand complex ideas and to create new ones that some people have. At the same time, it makes me sad when I see most of them not doing anything with this precious gift. I have a colleague at work that is very intelligent continue reading
Share your ideas. Share, share and share some more
Everyone has access to information these days. If you think you have an idea that no-one has thought about, you're probably wrong. But I don't see this as discouraging, au contraire, this gives me the chance to put my originality print on a common idea. I think most of us have realized by know that sharing with others is the best thing someone can do to present their ideas, to get noticed, to get feedback. I really can't understand the point of secrecy, not sharing information continue reading
Stepping out of your comfort zone
Why is it so difficult to step out of your comfort zone? Our brain thrives on security and anything outside its security zone is perceived as a threat. Our subconscious will do anything possible to convince you that your passion is not worth exploring as it involves to much work, to much time. The thought of you relaxing on the couch after a long day at work, the idea of coming home and studying, struggling, it's daunting. I started so many things (wood carving, buying and selling stuff continue reading
Books - Learning from The Snowball Warren Buffett
"The Snowball: Warren Buffett" Today I would like to share with you what I've learned from this great book that I read last year called, "The Snowball: Warren Buffett". This is the biography of Warren Buffett, Apple's third biggest shareholder and one of one of world's greatest money maker, written by Alice Schroeder. The book is quite big, around 800 pages long, and it took me a few weeks to read as it was an eye-opener for me, I kept on applying what I found in the book on continue reading

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