Difficult people are everywhere, and they think they are easygoing. Strategies to stay sane.

Yes, you read correctly. Lots and lots of people out there hard to please, deal or live with. In your job, at school, in all areas of life where there is a community. A quick glance at any social media reveals scores of them complaining about how they are misunderstood, how they are "true", or … Continue reading Difficult people are everywhere, and they think they are easygoing. Strategies to stay sane.

The potato, the egg and the coffee bean.

I really don't know how old this tale is, but it's an interesting one. It's a short story that illustrates how most people cope with stress, how it is timeless wisdom and why most people who share it are not being as helpful as they could. The story goes like that in one version: Once … Continue reading The potato, the egg and the coffee bean.

The “star child” elitist argument

You need to be born to do [insert cool trendy thing here, like entrepreneurship]. No you don't. Don't listen to these people. The carriers of the spechullness argument. That you need to be born special to achieve greatness​. Truth is, they want to feel better about themselves, and since no amount of money in the … Continue reading The “star child” elitist argument

Growth at all costs: the Uber delusion

Earlier this week, a scathing report was released damaging the reputation of Uber even further. A long report, with 47 bullet points of change. Most of the changes suggested are very tame, given the extent of the problems that range from sexual harassment (one wonders how dark is a company that on a meeting to … Continue reading Growth at all costs: the Uber delusion

Idea: don’t select a niche, choose a worldview

Find your niche! It's the very first advice you see when looking for blogging resources. It's everywhere, it's limiting, wrong and just plain bad advice. Okay, maybe not bad in the sense of useless, but bad in the sense that not everyone is suited to niche blogging. What truly is niche blogging? What it presumes? … Continue reading Idea: don’t select a niche, choose a worldview

Anatomy of a creator

Those who write a lot read a lot. Those who compose a lot of music, listen to a lot of music. To produce, you must take in a lot, digest and release it back in the world. I would go so far in saying that you need to take in way, way more than you … Continue reading Anatomy of a creator