Love and Magic

Love and Magic

One thing I have always observed to be true is that the most successful people can do two things exceedingly well: Know the small amount of things that are truly important. Have an unrelenting focus on those things. I believe this applies regardless of profession, job, relationships… well, it applies everywhere. Now why is this?…

Communicating

Communication is Really Hard!

When I say communication is hard, I mean all communication is hard. It could be in a loving relationship of two people, parents and their children, or between business partners. And, it is really hard even when all parties share a common set of values and beliefs. If they don’t – yikes! I read blogs and…

design for irrationality

Design for Irrationality?

We humans are very irrational creatures – even this far down the evolutionary path. I recently finished a course on irrationality that was led by Dan Ariely from Duke University (which already inspired posts on the power of default and the IKEA effect). The course covers other fascinating topics like the pain of paying, the strong attachment to…

Barcelona at Night

When in Barcelona …

OK, although Barcelona is one of my favourite places in the world, this story is one that could apply in pretty much any foreign place on the planet. In this case, it was 2007 and I was in Barcelona for the third time in a relatively short number of years. Each would be worthy of…