Category: Learning

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”

What Is Wrong With This Picture?


There are many ways to use information to make a misleading point.  Statistics are one but graphs are another.  Graphs are more insidious because our natural skepticism for numbers is not present. This graph came my way yesterday and it is interesting.  The message… Continue Reading “What Is Wrong With This Picture?”

Too Small To Fail


Wise man and wise guy do not mean the same thing.  Similarly, too big to fail has a specific meaning and it is not merely scale different from too small to fail.  When selecting goals, choosing tactics and implementing your choices you need to… Continue Reading “Too Small To Fail”

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