Category: Learning

Choices Define You


Some people have a problem with choices. I know in the business here, most of the people prefer to deal with business executives, business owners or professionals because they are in the habit of assessing information and making decisions.  Many others lack the facility… Continue Reading “Choices Define You”

The Best Measure


I came upon a map of Europe recently that was organized to show how many beers you could buy in each country with one month of minimum wage.  It reminded me of my university days. How is it possible that a calculus text book… Continue Reading “The Best Measure”

What Would You Say?


Suppose a local high school asks you to come and talk to the 16-year-olds about your business.  Suppose one of the students says, “Business sounds interesting, what can you tell me about it that is important and that I won’t find in a business… Continue Reading “What Would You Say?”

I Have Hope For The Future.


One of the reasons is Ananya Mukherjee who is pursuing a masters degree in science at The University of Calcutta.  You can visit her blog here.  It is sometimes brilliantly creative. A recent one 3 Ways Thermodynamics Helps Us In Being Creative or Productive helped… Continue Reading “I Have Hope For The Future.”

The Most Serious Mistake


One of my favourite themes is that “Mistakes are your friends”  There are reasons to seek mistakes. Few are fatal and you probably know those before going in.  Try to avoid saying things like, “Hold my beer, I want to try something.” You cannot… Continue Reading “The Most Serious Mistake”

Why Be Disciplined?


Yaman Saleh, founded a LinkedIn group called The Trader and while still small, I have found it to be among the more worthwhile.  You should consider joining here.  Yaman is a polymath and has good instincts as a group manager.  One of his good… Continue Reading “Why Be Disciplined?”

On Being Ready For Success


If you were a goalie approaching a gold medal hockey game, what would you be thinking about? The 2014 game between Canada and Sweden should be a good one.  As in all games of the “lose once and you’re out” variety, goal-tending is crucial. … Continue Reading “On Being Ready For Success”

Asymmetry Is Everywhere


Financial losses hurt more than gains feel good.  Twice as much if you listen to Kahneman and Tversky in their now-famous “Prospect Theory”  This well-proven and intuitive idea is sound and helps us learn a little about ourselves. While Kahneman and Tversky dealt with… Continue Reading “Asymmetry Is Everywhere”

Individual Successes or Failures Do Not Matter.


When evaluating your life it does not pay you to focus on mistakes. It is not whether you win or lose that matters, it is your career average, that matters. Trick question. Of the 10 baseball pitchers who have lost more than 250 games… Continue Reading “Individual Successes or Failures Do Not Matter.”

Yes, You Can Do That


Leadership is an uneven skill.  Except for the command and control form, you cannot impose leadership on others.  Things that are imposed are opposed.  Leadership success is more about helping others to succeed by clearing obstacles from their path. One of the important obstacles… Continue Reading “Yes, You Can Do That”

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