Last year, I had the chance to finally read Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. It is a wonderful book about how our mind works, and I will at some point share my notes about it on this blog. One of the most fascinating ideas by Kahneman is the distinction between happiness and satisfaction … Continue reading Happiness and satisfaction
We all make promises. Sometimes we say we will do something, other it's just the mere fact that we are in a certain position that "promises" we will act in certain ways and not in others. Promises are extremely complicated. Once a promise is made, a pact is established. Nobody likes to be break pacts, … Continue reading Promises
Entrepreneurship is overrated. And it is underestimated. Wanting to be an entrepreneur is great. But. Don't be one if you want more freedom. Being an entrepreneur does not mean being free, you still have to abide to quite many written and unwritten rules. And eventually, many entrepreneurs feel that they are slave to their work, … Continue reading About entrepreneurship
Why are things the way they are? This is a question we often fail to ask. Yet it is so important to address that before we even attempt change. Is there something I am not seeing? Is the current situation serving somebody's purpose? What would the reaction be if I would change that? What is … Continue reading There’s always a reason
If a customer (or a potential one) shows up with a request that is not in line with your procedures, processes, habits, or even product or service, the generous thing to do is to make an exception. If that requests gets asked more and more, than you have two options. Change your procedures, processes, habits, … Continue reading Exceptions and rules
Others do not owe it to you to treat you in a certain way because of your status or position. Your wife will not treat you with love and care simply because you are a husband. Your kids will not look up to you in admiration all their life simply because you are a parent. … Continue reading In search of others
If you have something you are proud of and care about, rather than starting by listing all of its benefits and advantages, first ask. Who is it for?Who is the audience, what are their characteristics, where do they hang out, and with whom, and for what. How does it help them fulfill their purpose?What do they … Continue reading What comes first?