THE DELIBERATE AND THE EMERGENT

These two concepts are well explained in How Will You Measure Your Life by Clay Christensen and his co-authors. The book is an extension of a lecture Clay used to give at the end of his university course. Clay passed away a few years ago. He was however able to finish the book before he […]

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

I like that Booker T. Washington was a practical man. His legacy seems to me to have been this- be responsible. His school the Tuskegee Institute taught practical subjects, which were in the most part things one could do with the hands. I think deep down he thought that it would be difficult for black […]

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EXTREME HONESTY

I have always thought honesty to be important. If you are with honest people, you can sleep without nightmares, because you know they will take care of your needs. Once a while, I meet people who I feel I can trust even with my life. Although the people I will trust with my life are […]

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SAYING NO

Life is short. We only have enough time to do things which are important to us. There is also opportunity cost to how we spend our time. Going to a night party might deprive us of hours of sleep. Saying no can be difficult. First off, someone is asking you to act. On some level […]

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BENEFITTING FROM EVERYTHING

I don’t want to be right; I want to win. I will explain. In Jim Paul’s book, What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, he talks about this commodity trader who was very successful with trades in green lumber. The trader, who was successful, thought that green lumber was lumber painted green, instead of freshly […]

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LOVING MYSELF

My mum sent me a message this morning. She said she loves me so much and she wants me to be a great person (whatever a great person means.) So I smiled. I told her I love her too. And I really meant it. This post is very personal for me. Maybe one of the […]

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