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If You Can't Beat Them…

If you can’t beat them, go around them. I’d like to share another great passage from Jim Collin’s Good to Great, with regard to the difference between being competent at something, and being the best in the world in something: [C]onsider the young person who gets straight A’s in high […]

If You Can’t Beat Them…

If you can’t beat them, go around them. I’d like to share another great passage from Jim Collin’s Good to Great, with regard to the difference between being competent at something, and being the best in the world in something: [C]onsider the young person who gets straight A’s in high […]

The Secret: The Law of Attraction

There is a movie called “The Secret”, and it’s about the secret of getting the things you want. A book of the same name, based on the movie, was once featured on Oprah, and overall this idea, “the secret”, is probably one of the most marketed ideas in recent history. […]

Beyond Oneself

Taken from the book Good to Great, by Jim Collins: David Maxwell, like Darwin Smith (ex-CEO Kimberly-Clark) and Colman Mockler (ex-CEO Gillette), exemplified a key trait of Level 5 leaders: ambition first and foremost for the company and concern for its success rather than for one’s own riches and personal […]

The Change Log

I’m currently writing a new content management system (CMS) that I will be replacing my current WordPress installation with. I had written one before, way back in 2003, and was actually pretty happy with it. But as WordPress gained in popularity, I didn’t want to get left behind, so I […]

The Art of Happiness

Love thy neighbour as thyself, was a thought he repeated to himself several times, hoping to contain envious feelings he was losing control over. Why, he thought, does he always get the good things in life? What has he done to deserve it? The object of envy, he knew, did […]

Finding Faults

One of the most important things I’ve ever learned about life is that we should look for faults within ourselves. I mean really look for faults. In that way, we will know what we can improve on; what to change. If we find that we procrastinate too much, we should […]

Psyching Out an Opponent

I would just like to share with you this passage I came across in a fantastic book I’m currently reading, called Winning – The Psychology of Competition, by Stuart H. Walker: Provocation and intimidation may effectively neutralise some competitors. Evoking guilt feelings may be more effective with others. Some of […]

How to be Confident

There’s a wonderful article on PsychologyToday regarding confidence, called Confidence: Stepping Out. It gives a rough overview of what confidence is, as well as a few tips on how to develop it. This four-page article also describes an interesting experiment relating the similarities and differences between two groups that had […]