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.

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

Inspiration: don’t banalize a powerful word.

Much has been said lately about inspiration. To inspire. "Good leaders inspire others!" "To lead is to inspire!" "Cultivating inspiration!" "Ten hacks to be inspirational!" The reason why everyone writes about inspiration, and how to be more inspirational, and how it is such a killer trait, is because YOU CAN'T BE INSPIRATIONAL AT A WHIM. … Continue reading Inspiration: don’t banalize a powerful word.