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What's necessary to develop a great idea? Have you tracked the origin of the idea formulation and decision to proceed with that? What were the different factors that were significant at the time? Was it your physical state, the particular situation that called for a solution, something else or a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at My Blog
The only constant is time and paying taxes. This post isn't about taxes. How do we maximize the return on our time? Sleep less, cut out unproductive minutes, segment, all of the above? Maybe another way to think it through is to question, what is lost time? Is it 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at My Blog
Is there a empirical manner as to elevate or activate creative thinking in the context of business, or possibly to reduce certain activites to give space to the creative? As I continue to unpack the idea of contrarianism, more and more apparently, the value comes in being able to slow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at My Blog
Cold Showers and Clear Thoughts. I started a weekly stoic practice, inspired by recent readings of Seneca. 2 minute cold showers are now replacing 10 minute hot ones. Results? Clearer thoughts, more energy and creativity. I will certainly be adding this to my weekly routine. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at My Blog
Practiced Stoicism. Haven't not read Seneca's letters, not Marcus Aurelius or any of the other ancients take, the filter I have subscribed to has been more of recent writers, including Taleb, or even more gripping David Goggins- Cant Hurt Me. The teachings that have resonated, and that I employ everyday,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at My Blog
I heard this yesterday, someone explain a particular disappointment in their day. Much to the agreeance of everyone in the present company, there were a few "oh yes, its ones of those". I stopped and thought, what day? Why should one thing define the rest of your day, week month... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at My Blog
November last year was a critical moment for me. Personal circumstances, choices and pain had led me to a place where I knew I absolutely had to change the direction of my life, but no so much in the material nature or the physicality's (although that helped), but I had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at My Blog
Today, is like any other day, but its not. Its today. A new day. The start of the rest of your life. I open my laptop now, in bed on a cold Monday morning. Before the day starts, before all of the noise, I take the time to put my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at My Blog
Finishing Peter Thiels book, famed investor and founder of Pay Pal and Plantr, which I veraciously devoured in a day, the argument that don't start a company unless you can form a monopoly or something resembling that is one of the most simple, yet arguably, the most profound yet ignored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at My Blog
How does a company benefit from the inherit perceived weaknesses that certain countries may posses and how does regulation and industry control affect this? I live in Australia, a country that's entire population is not a drop in the ocean in comparison to its South East Asian neighbors. This minuscule... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at My Blog
Not every Purple Cow is the making of intricate engineering or well though of marketing. Sometimes, its simply making an "accommodation". From two similar establishments yesterday my family and I visited for lunch, the cow emerged. The first, a bustling café with great coffee, decided 2.25 was a good time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at My Blog
Before I read Seth Godins illustrious purple Cow, the well known text about the new "P" in marketing, I want to see if I can in fact describe and unpackage what in facts constitutes this. For a start, a Purple Cow is unique, it has not been seen, or at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at My Blog
Recently, I had the inkling if we can call it that, possibly spurred on by a Instagram health personality, who like myself seemed to question conventional fitness dogma. Why train a body part once a week? Why not every day? Isn't it ultimately about volume when its all said and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at My Blog
Notice, Observe, Learn, Share and Implement. These fundamental steps will form the skeleton of the majority of what I chose to share here. Centric around business, health and physical performance, relationships both internal and external and whatever else happens to catch my attention. The practice from what started on paper,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at My Blog
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