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The passionate introvert

This TED talk really surprised me. The content was great, but it was Brian Little’s delivery that really made me go “wow!” So many times during the talk it felt I wasn’t listening to him talk on the subject of “personality” but rather his grandchildren. His passion was evident, and […]

Deciphering Fake

This was supposed to be a post on radical transparency. But an article bashing radical transparency just left me feeling so outraged with its lies and misleading statements that I just spent the last four hours of my life writing this warning to all of us media-consumers out there: Don’t trust all […]

Doing the right thing poorly

I was halfway through reading the book Flying Without a Net by Thomas J. when I came across the following brilliant insight: in order to improve a particular skill, we have to first start by recognising that however we are performing that skill may not be the best way of […]

Feeling good about one’s work

I was just “thinking about things” when this thought came into my head: To feel good about one’s work, there are two sides of validation: the internal and the external. External validation: somebody tells you, “you’ve done well. This is excellent!” Internal validation: you tell yourself, “you’ve done well; you’d […]

On Humility and Learning

I’m currently listening to Tim Ferris’ podcast episode with Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, one of New York’s top restaurants. In one part of the episode Ripert talks about what he looks for in his hires (his cooks). Of the various things he mentioned, what he said about […]